In the final book in the digital “BANK” series, Brett King tackles the topic of whether banks have a future at all in the emerging, technology embedded world of the 21st century. In 30-50 years when cash is gone, cards are gone and all vestiges of the traditional banking system have been re-engineered in real-time, what exactly will a bank look like? How will we reimagine a bank account, identity, value, assets, investments?
Then stepping back from this vision of the future, King and his cadre of ‘disruptors’ and Fintech mafia chronicle the foundations of this new banking ecosystem today. From selfie-pay in China, blockchain in Africa, self-driving cars with their own bank accounts and augmented reality tech that informs the future design of banking systems, this proves once and for all that we’re not in Wall Street anymore Toto. Bank 4.0 is what banking will become.
Brett King is an entrepreneur, futurist, and International Bestselling Author. China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane in his 2018 national address; Augmented was a Top 10 non-fiction book in North America. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a Foreign Author in Russia. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Advance Global Australian of the Year Award. Banking Exchange magazine dubbed him the “King of Disruptors”. He advised the Obama Administration, and governments and regulators around the world on future tech.