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...but acquiring the food, shelter and weapons still needs some physical portable value method that is acceptable to the seller. Gold, in the form of jewellery, is carried around in many  cultures as not only ostentation, but also as a sort of credit card in an emergency. It's value that you can carry with you always. If the bottom really falls out...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 25th, 2009 at 05:13:41 PM EST

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