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Old April 26 2013, 03:55 PM   #303
sonak
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

Melakon wrote: View Post
horatio83 wrote: View Post
In the fictionl future of Trek people do their jobs because they love them, not because they have to work to pay the rent and the bills.
Federation Job Placement Officer: "All right, all you guys who want to be sewer divers, raise your hands."

1. technological advances would probably make most of the more menial and unpleasant work unnecessary.

2. even if they don't love the job itself, they might be motivated by doing their civic duty or something-again, you're talking about being raised in a utopian society that values the "common good," maybe they WOULD be enthusiastic about sewer diving if they thought they were contributing something important.
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