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Old October 8 2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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Re: Space Money

Worf'sParmach wrote: View Post
EmperorTiberius wrote: View Post
In 24th century, they don't care about having the latest Iphone.
See, I'm just not 'buying' that. There will always be things that people want, whether it's an iphone or the latest transporter installed in your living room.
Picard certainly wanted his first edition big book of Shakespearean Plays. After the Enterprise crash in GEN, he and Riker dug through the wreckage to find it, rather than simply replicating a new one later.

EmperorTiberius wrote: View Post
it just wouldn't be dollars, because dollars are just paper.
Cloth actually.

Timewalker wrote: View Post
I've long thought that when Picard snootily told the 20th century people that 24th century people don't use money
Picard made a few bombastic statements to the 20th century people, but he never came right out ans said that 24th century people don't use money.

Talon Lardner wrote: View Post
one can chow down on replicated food all one wishes
Realistically the replicator has a operating cost, and a initial purchase/manufacturing cost. Whether virtual money, credits, GPL, or a direct value exchange (labor for goods). Might be cheaper than Sisko's restaurant, but not entirely free.

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