R. Star wrote:
There's a lot more ways to go into space than by joining the military.
But no better way.
Admiral Buzzkill wrote:
The explanation for the moneyless economy is simple and obvious - the existence of replicators and practically inexhaustible energy resources.
How would either of those explain a "new economy" in the late 22nd century?
And you seem to be assuming that replicators (when they come into existence much later) operate at no cost to the user.