Video: See the 1.4 second journey of a card payment

See the 1.4 second journey of a card payment slowed to two minutes.

If you don't think technology touches all of our lives every day then watch this video.

The interaction of thousands of computers across the world in real-time is all that separates you and your credit card from your cash.

This video shows how without technology things we take for granted such as paying with debit and credit cards would not be possible.

It shows the journey a payment takes once somebody attempts to make a payment using a Visa card. There are about 35 million payments made on Visa Europe's network every day.

This journey takes 1.4 seconds and travels 30,000 kilometres. Visa Europe boasts a 99.999% success rate for payments made on its network.

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