Here's a clip from the BBC popular science program Tomorrow's World
from 1967, talking about how the future will become a cashless society. It's interesting to see that the very first debit-card system shown on the program used PINs rather than signatures to authorize.
Unfortunately, the BBC iPlayer can't be embedded like most online videos, so here's a link to the excerpt in question.
This is just one of a number of Tomorrow's World
clips the BBC is making freely available online. There are some real gems on the site, including a first look at the "light-pen" from 1967, an early screen outing for the Moog synthesizer from 1969, and a demonstration of one of the first true mobile phone systems from 1979.
Oops, it seems not everyone can view the Online BBC Archive. For those who can't here's a couple of stills from the electronic banking and mobile phone segments mentioned above.
Love that funky retro dial! :lol: