Thread: Were they paid?
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Old May 15 2013, 08:44 AM   #44
Re: Were they paid?

Internet often operates at no cost to the user, too, and in several important cases did so from the very start. It also started benefiting this society economically long before it became a consumer product. Replicator economy might have been at full swing in the 2170s, only it was at the sort of swing handgun industry was in the 1300s, far from being accessible to the average consumer.

Really, it's the sort of leap one would expect to come immediately with the creation of the Federation: alien cultures would provide the technological input needed to realize mankind's feverish dream of doing away with the Great Satan that launched WWIII or whatever.

Timo Saloniemi
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