Spare a thought for people such as my elderly neighbours who have no computers or Internet technology and never will. How will these people manage in a 'cloud-based' world?
Accessing your cash in the UK is increasingly difficult with a shortage of cash machines in many places but at least plenty of shops offer a cashback facility when you spend though that is not so simple either.
Smaller companies tend to steer clear of accepting debit cards due to additional costs they incur. Locally one small shop has started accepting cards and giving cashback but at a fee. Paying money to access your own money is surely a step too far?
And as we all shop online more and more what will happen to the shops that offer a cashback facility? If they fail to compete and close for good getting at your cash will be tricky.
Van manufacturers may be happy that their trade is increasing so rapidly but will retail workers?
Already many supermarkets are increasing the number of automatic tills and decreasing the number of staff accordingly.
Perhaps we should all follow the other old adage - use it or lose it.
Combining Internet shopping will the real McCoy is the only way to protect jobs and that means refusing to use those silly automatic tills in supermarkets.
The future is the Internet but it is also in your hands.