contactless - or more likely to get into the Cadet’s mind - via the phone as many seem to be able to do now.
ok you raise the point about a device which allows that payment to be made, and at what (handling/processing) cost for 60p-£1 purchases at a time.
although the rise of online shopping, and contactless/digital payments increase there will always be examples for cash and why i struggle to see it going entirely.
until everyone is willing and able to embrace technology* I can’t see it happening. My phone allows for payments, but i have chosen not to even open the Samsung Pay app, i don’t even have my bank’s app on my phone.
These examples of technology being ignored need to be addressed so when the time comes (cash free society) the process of swipe, click, click, , click, tap send and have transferred £15 to a mate for my share of the bowling alley, or £40 to Squadron for Annual Camp becomes a normal and routine task we complete on a weekly, if not more frequent, basis.
*and by this i mean Smartphones - will also know people who don’t have one either because
1 - they don’t need that kind of processing power to ring Ethel to arrange a coffee morning
2 - they simply are not technically minded enough to cope with a smart Phone
3 - they are a technophobe in whichever form and choose not to need one.