So, lets imagine we have reached the point where the financial system as we know it has collapsed.
Money simply doesn’t work. What happens next?
Well, people need to eat. People need to be able to buy essential food. People then need to be able to secure the basic essentials that they need too.
With no money in circulation, or no money that has value in circulation, people will begin to exchange or swap what they have and have accepted they don’t need, or can do without, for the things that they do need and that they cannot do without.
No law, regulation or threat from any authority will stop this.
When people are going hungry or need to provide, they will do whatever they can to secure whatever it is they need, and swapping, exchanging or bartering is a lot more civilized than what will happen if theft or violence becomes the next step by default.
The good news for us all, is that whilst the system may have collapsed around us, the technology and infrastructure are unlikely to have disappeared. The issue we face is that the technology and infrastructure isn’t currently set up to work in a very localised or microeconomic way, when this is how we need technology, infrastructure and the governance that oversees it, to help all of us.