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What if banks were run like electrons?

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What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:56 pm

Well for starters, you'd never have to wonder if someone had stolen from your account, as if they did you'd be positive. (At least, this would work for me since in real life, I'm an Adam.) The biggest problem I foresee is that if you knew exactly how much money you had in your account you'd be uncertain where the bank was.


Whaddya mean this has nothing to do with local politics and government?
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:07 pm

I swear I was going to start a "What if banks were run like erections?" thread, but I couldn't figure out how best to employ the phrase "too big to fail."
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:14 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:I swear I was going to start a "What if banks were run like erections?"
I still think you should.
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby david cohen » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:53 pm

Can we expect more phallacious reasoning?
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Igor » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:58 pm

I believe I will take my money to a Credit Gluon.
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby kurt_w » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:04 pm

The downside of using a subatomic particle for your bank is dealing with the grumpy Teller.

Whenever you quanta make a withdrawal or deposit, he acts all negatively charged.
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:13 pm

Okay! This is a fun and fascinating hypothetical! If banks are or are run like electrons then they would be comprised of subatomic particles that behave according to certain bizzare but demonstrable behaviors. So when each of us sends a dollar through this system according to quantum theory it is in possession of all with the average of all outcomes on you. But let's suppose you are clever and of the quantum (electron) banking system and select for outcomes in your favor? Well it might not take long for you to need a safe banking account somewhere off shore! Now, I know what you're thinking; "hey I'm not doing anything illegal". So then we get into this legal versus ethical quagmire.

I am not convinced that banks run like electrons sounds any less gameable.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gameable
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:07 am

Checking your account balance would change your account balance.
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Re: What if banks were run like electrons?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:40 am

green union terrace chair wrote:Checking your account balance would change your account balance.


Christ, don't give actual banks any ideas for new fees
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