A tripartite “digital authoritarianism” is just around the corner. It represents a new economic and societal transaction system that will affect everyone. While there are some benefits, the unspoken but alarming by-product is loss of privacy, loss of freedoms, and all-encompassing government control. A major component of digital authoritarianism is central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and