#2089: CashWash

So it seems that ‘Millennials,’ ie young folk, believe that, although cash makes them much more aware of their spending habits, it’s physically dirty.

This makes them dependent on credit card use, even when it’s not convenient (and subject to ridiculous surcharges).

Today’s invention is therefore a cash machine or (ATM) which takes in dirty notes (as eg car parking machines do now) and replaces them with crisp new ones.

Not only would this encourage people to avoid debt, it would also allay fears about notes being impregnated with cocaine, fecal matter or, heaven forbid, terrorists’ cyanide salts.