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9th Jan '17 5:53:59 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Seto Kaiba uses a completely virtual deck, while Yugi still uses physical cards.
13th Dec '16 4:43:11 PM Tightwire
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* {{Wasteland2}} uses Scrap as currency. In fact, the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You get it off all human enemies. There is no form of cash; people are flat-out trading with raw materials.

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* {{Wasteland2}} uses Scrap as currency.completely inverts this trope. People don't use paper money, they use Scrap. In fact, the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You get it off all human enemies. There is no form of cash; It's a CrapsackWorld so bad that people are flat-out trading with raw materials.materials, even though it's treated exactly like currency.
13th Dec '16 4:39:42 PM Tightwire
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* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', paper money has been supplanted by a global electronic currency, credits, which is mostly seen on physical chits. Otherwise, paper hasn't gone anywhere - there are a lot of newspapers and books in the game world, though ''notepads'' have gone the way of dinosaurs, entirely replaced with datapads.



* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore'', the Omnitopia biome uses "credits" as its currency instead of paper money, though the whole game technically doesn't use paper money since Talons, Jewels and Gold are not paper either.
* {{Wasteland2}} uses Scrap as currency. In fact, the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You get it off all human enemies. There is no form of cash; people are flat-out trading with raw materials.



* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', paper money has been supplanted by a global electronic currency, credits, which is mostly seen on physical chits. Otherwise, paper hasn't gone anywhere - there are a lot of newspapers and books in the game world, though ''notepads'' have gone the way of dinosaurs, entirely replaced with datapads.
* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore'', the Omnitopia biome uses "credits" as its currency instead of paper money, though the whole game technically doesn't use paper money since Talons, Jewels and Gold are not paper either.
11th Dec '16 10:51:22 AM zarpaulus
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* In the 1950s short story "Business as Usual in Times of Transition" a department store trying to adapt to the sudden introduction of {{Matter Replicator}}s stops accepting cash after a customer duplicates a large pile of bills and uses them as cigar lighters. Instead they hand out credit cards (at the time of writing issued by and only usable with specific retailers) to everyone.



* On most civilized planets in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' transactions tend to be electronic. And physical Imperial Credit banknotes on the worlds that use them are made of plastic too.

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* On most civilized planets in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' transactions tend to be electronic. And physical Imperial Credit banknotes on the worlds that use them are made of plastic too. Though, due to the complications of interstellar banking without a SubspaceAnsible most spacers carry cash, or trade goods, preferably ones that will be more valuable at their destination.
8th Dec '16 6:49:26 PM WillKeaton
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* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} [[http://numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=13953 actually considers the bold move of ditching paper money]].
* During the 2008 housing recession, many news papers went out of business, with most cities only having one or two active newspapers lines, and many paper companies still have trouble as many people didn't resubscribe when the economy improved. The WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond example above may prove to be correct.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} [[http://numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=13953 actually considers the bold move of ditching paper money]].
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* During the 2008 housing recession, many news papers went out of business, with most cities only having one or two active newspapers lines, and many paper companies still have trouble as many people didn't resubscribe when the economy improved. The WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' example above may prove to be correct.
8th Dec '16 6:48:33 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' features a future mostly devoid of paperwork and money, with "cred cards" as the standard form of currency. The spinoff series, WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject, has the titular robot equipped with a card that can generate unlimited money, which often becomes a plot point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' features a future mostly devoid of paperwork and money, with "cred cards" as the standard form of currency. The spinoff series, WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject, ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'', has the titular robot equipped with a card that can generate unlimited money, which often becomes a plot point.
8th Dec '16 6:47:53 PM WillKeaton
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', there are paper books in Kasumi's room, which she rather embarrassed about. Not because this is considered old fashioned, but because they're cheap [[RomanceNovel romance novels]].

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', there are paper books in Kasumi's room, which she is rather embarrassed about. Not because this is considered old fashioned, but because they're cheap [[RomanceNovel romance novels]].
8th Dec '16 6:46:55 PM WillKeaton
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* "ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}" had a Sunday strip several years ago, entitled something like "Three More Signs of a Paperless Economy." The kicker? The third panel shows a bathroom stall with a monitor showing an image of a roll of toilet paper!

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* "ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}" ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'' had a Sunday strip several years ago, entitled something like "Three More Signs of a Paperless Economy." The kicker? The third panel shows a bathroom stall with a monitor showing an image of a roll of toilet paper!
8th Dec '16 6:46:12 PM WillKeaton
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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', e-books rule the day, except for Picard's prized printed edition of Shakespeare, which takes pride of place in his office. Other characters are seen enjoying printed books on occasion with the implication that collecting printed books is a sort of hobby like antiquing.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', e-books rule the day, except for Picard's prized printed edition of Shakespeare, which takes a place of pride of place in his office. Other characters are seen enjoying printed books on occasion with the implication that collecting printed books is a sort of hobby like antiquing.
8th Dec '16 6:44:51 PM WillKeaton
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** The trope is played absolutely straight in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/NewJediOrder: Refugee''. Requesting access to a Chiss library to find a specific world, the characters are shown shelves of objects described in the most absolutely vague terms--shaped like a brick, etc. After puzzling over it for a moment, wondering if it's some kind of [[Franchise/StarTrek PADD]] or digital display, another character flips open the cover, showing the object to be a book. They are absolutely baffled--not at the concept of a book, but in storing information in a system that is so hard to search. Once informed of the benefits (a power outage will not cut off information access, just for example), they gradually adapt, though they still find it a mind-numbing task to search.

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** The trope is played absolutely straight in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel ''Literature/NewJediOrder: Refugee''. Requesting access to a Chiss library to find a specific world, the characters are shown shelves of objects described in the most absolutely vague terms--shaped like a brick, etc. After puzzling over it for a moment, wondering if it's some kind of [[Franchise/StarTrek PADD]] or digital display, another character flips open the cover, showing the object to be a book. They are absolutely baffled--not at the concept of a book, but in storing information in a system that is so hard to search. Once informed of the benefits (a power outage will not cut off information access, just for example), they gradually adapt, though they still find it a mind-numbing task to search.
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