Perhaps we should only ask that question after the paperless office arrives! The enduring popularity of cash, the high levels of trust it enjoys on the global stage, its universal ease of use and the inherent difficulty in mimicking, in any one alternative method, all the unique characteristics of cash will preserve its existence for generations to come.  Cash is 27 centuries old and still growing in demand; it has survived all attempts to substitute it, including checks/cheques, plastic cards, online payments and, more recently, mobile payments.

Is the cashless society coming?