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10th Mar '18 7:48:20 PM thatother1dude
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** Some books appear in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', but they're millennia old artifacts of the old jedi order.
7th Mar '18 8:41:16 PM Tomodachi
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* A tragic example, but in countries with a severe crisis in resources, paper money is hard to find. By 2018, the paper crisis was so severe in UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}} that the government was looking for a cryptocurrency called Petro to work for the country. However, the Petro was criticized by other nations as a mean of corruption due to how badly the same government had handled the country resources, and not as a solution. While paper-cash is around, is so hard to find that most of the population pay through the bank.

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* A tragic example, but in countries with a severe crisis in resources, paper money is hard to find. By 2018, the paper crisis was so severe in UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}} that the government was looking for a cryptocurrency called Petro to work for the country. However, the Petro was criticized by other nations as a mean of corruption due to how badly the same government had handled the country resources, and not as a solution. While paper-cash is around, is so hard to find that most of the population pay through the bank.electronic services.
7th Mar '18 7:17:21 PM TMB
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* In ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' Section One operates without a single piece of paper within their organization. All data is either emailed, put on a hologram, a laptop, or a tablet.
7th Mar '18 6:33:56 PM Tomodachi
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* A tragic example, but in countries with a severe crisis in resources, paper money is hard to find. By 2018, the paper crisis was so severe in UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}} that the government was looking for a cryptocurrency called Petro to work for the country. However, the Petro was criticized by other nations as a mean of corruption due to how badly the same government had handled the country resources, and not as a solution. While paper-cash is around, is so hard to find that most of the population pay through the bank.
7th Mar '18 9:57:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played with in ''Literature/MasterOfFormalities'' (all we know is that it takes place over 2000 [[AlternativeCalendar after the Terran Exodus]]), where "papers" sure look and feel like genuine paper (or cardboard, or parchment, depending on one's social standing), except they're actually highly-advanced tablets that utilize nanotech and can be interacted with using either a "quill" (probably some kind of stylus) or one's finger. It's ''very'' difficult to damage or even permanently bend them, except for the three pre-designed folds that allow the papers to be put away into a pocket.
2nd Feb '18 9:25:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Discussed a little, but averted, in ''StarTrekVanguard'', when Pennington reads a newspaper:

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* Discussed a little, but averted, in ''StarTrekVanguard'', ''Literature/StarTrekVanguard'', when Pennington reads a newspaper:
6th Jan '18 11:08:21 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Journeyman}}'', the protagonist ends up accidentally leaving his digital camera in the 70s, where it's found and reverse-engineered to jump-start another computer revolution. He goes back to his work at the newspaper. His boss hands him a sheet of paper that has a ''video playing'' on it. The protagonist's reaction is "what am I supposed to do with this?" Also, all computers have holographic screens. He likes this more advanced world but still ends up hitting the ResetButton because the same computer revolution resulted in his son never being born (he was about to do his wife, when he got a call about a malfunction of the new systems), replaced with a daughter.

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* In an episode of ''{{Journeyman}}'', ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'', the protagonist ends up accidentally leaving his digital camera in the 70s, where it's found and reverse-engineered to jump-start another computer revolution. He goes back to his work at the newspaper. His boss hands him a sheet of paper that has a ''video playing'' on it. The protagonist's reaction is "what am I supposed to do with this?" Also, all computers have holographic screens. He likes this more advanced world but still ends up hitting the ResetButton because the same computer revolution resulted in his son never being born (he was about to do his wife, when he got a call about a malfunction of the new systems), replaced with a daughter.
2nd Oct '17 10:52:34 PM KeithM
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** In ''Literature/{{Glasshouse}}'', a drawback of purely digital records is shown: the backstory of the setting involves a war and a computer worm named Curious Yellow that not only affects computers but people's minds. As a result of the worm, there's a part of recent history where people have no idea what really happened because the worm erased all digital records and memories that would explain who released it, why they did it, and what information it targeted. People know that someone won the war, but haven't the vaguest idea who it was or what they were fighting for, even if they remember actually fighting in it.
2nd Oct '17 10:34:02 PM KeithM
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** On ''StarTrekDiscovery'' Tilly is amazed that Burnham owns an actual physical book.
29th Apr '17 11:21:34 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/QuadrailSeries'' by TimothyZahn, set in the late 21st century, paper money appears to have vanished - the stated means of exchange consist of credit transfers or the "cash stick", which appears to be a USB drive-type object that you can upload to and download from virtual sums of money. Books have been replaced with multimedia devices known as "readers." The readers even avert EverythingIsOnline since rather than downloading content wirelessly it must be loaded onto some kind of data card or chip.

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* In the ''Literature/QuadrailSeries'' by TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, set in the late 21st century, paper money appears to have vanished - the stated means of exchange consist of credit transfers or the "cash stick", which appears to be a USB drive-type object that you can upload to and download from virtual sums of money. Books have been replaced with multimedia devices known as "readers." The readers even avert EverythingIsOnline since rather than downloading content wirelessly it must be loaded onto some kind of data card or chip.
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