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Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion is one of the most engaging and authoritative futurists when it comes to digital money. You can see him doing his stuff at the the recent Lift 2012 event in which he draws out several different scenarios, among them one where the G20 is replaced by the C50, bringing together the 50 richest cities in the world. David further explores the implications of a world, in which nations have become more like football teams: you cherish and support them, but would not necessarily go to war for them.

At the end of the talk David discusses the fall of geographically determined currencies. As he predicted in his talk in Lift 2008 in Korea, the cost of creating a new currency will collapse, therefore expect many different, new currencies to come in the future!

Dave Birch is editor of Gower Publishing’s Digital Identity Management.