In the future, credit cards will be funner: they'll have buttons and batteries and "tiny lights" and all the bloopity bleep-bloop that you, the consumers, love. It will be that much more enjoyable to pay off your crushing college debt.

Yea, by the way, just FYI,once you get your sweet new Amex VisaMaster Platinum Select PremierPass Elite"minicomputers-in-a-card," it will be awesomer to pay off your student debt, which, btw, is now at an all-time high:

According to numbers released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt, four-year college grads in the United States, on average, graduated in 2009 with $24,000 in student loan debt, a record high.

At the same time, they moved into a work world with an 8.7 percent national unemployment rate for college graduates ages 20 to 24 — the highest annual rate on record

But when you consider that the average "Rewards Card" holder racks up $63 per year in "rewards," well, you do the math.

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