Already supermarkets have made it so almost all automatic checkout machines are card only. In Canary Wharf station you can't buy a ticket with cash. You haven't been able to buy a bus ticket with cash for years. ATMs are closing all over the country. More and more cafes, takeaways and casual dining resturaunts are cashless. It's a fait accompli.
the speed at which things are going is so high. or is that just my perception? i feel like every other week some new technology is finding its way. just this morning i saw a gigantic ad in the tube promoting an app on which you can find your perfect flatmate, powered by some sort of artificial intelligence that suggests you the best matches.
the cashless thing is good pointing out, it's an absolute disaster not only for our privacy and our freedom but it directly threatens the most vulnerable of society, such as homeless people who rely completely on cash money.