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Old January 27 2013, 12:01 PM   #17
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Re: Theory on money in the 24th century

Blood substitutes can be substantially less complex than blood:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_substitute

At the start of TNG, the replicators' abilities were ambiguous.
Afterwards, their abilities - and limitations - were crystallized.
As said, transportation!=creation.

The self replicating mines have a lot of problems: with their energy supply (and available matter) in the first place. The ability to replicate a computer and sensors (which are FAR more simplistic, informationally speaking, than biological living tissue) is a distant second.
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