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Old March 12 2014, 09:31 PM   #31
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Re: What is civlian life like in the Federation?

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Civilian life in the Federation future of the 24th century is so dull and boring, they don't make tv shows about it. Everyone has a place to live and enough to eat and enough to live comfortably. It's like you grow up and then spend the rest of your life in retirement doing anything you want, without ever working a day in your life.
That sounds amazing...

Why do I have to be poor?

I wouldn't enjoy their lack of tv or internet, but if holotechnology were available to the public outside of Starfleet personnel, I would probably develop a holo-addiction...
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Old March 12 2014, 09:57 PM   #32
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Civilian life in the Federation future of the 24th century is so dull and boring, they don't make tv shows about it. Everyone has a place to live and enough to eat and enough to live comfortably. It's like you grow up and then spend the rest of your life in retirement doing anything you want, without ever working a day in your life.
That sounds amazing...

Why do I have to be poor?

I wouldn't enjoy their lack of tv or internet, but if holotechnology were available to the public outside of Starfleet personnel, I would probably develop a holo-addiction...
LCARS is their internet, it just has all the information. As for interaction, I'm sure they have holodeck based linking and co-op ability.
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Old March 12 2014, 10:21 PM   #33
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Re: What is civlian life like in the Federation?

Or maybe, life in the 24th century goes something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqW0YaN2hoOr

maybe even this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOcKGREiY30

Or might even have comparable similiarities to this (it's not Star Trek, but has similiarities):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET8IFxPo61w
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Old March 13 2014, 04:49 AM   #34
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Civilian life in the Federation future of the 24th century is so dull and boring, they don't make tv shows about it.
It's intersting that much of the time we see people on the holodeck, their fantasies involve being in the past, and not their own present.

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Old March 13 2014, 04:54 AM   #35
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I'll trade living in 2014 for the 24th century of Star Trek. I don't care how boring civilian life might be in that future, it has to be better than now.
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Old March 13 2014, 04:55 AM   #36
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Case and point, Rom's waste extraction job led him to a better shift and a position of trust where he was even invited to the very high level meetings in his area of expertise.

If those waste extraction jobs aren't steps in the path to better jobs, what do you suggest gets them to come into work each day? Heck, those jobs are probably conditions for admission to schools. You do the crappy jobs while you gain the education you need for the job you want.

The Star Trek 24th century is just like modern day, if everybody in the world had a rich daddy.
It depends if they're paid (Trek has been very contradictory on that front over the years), or if work is a requisite of having accommodation on the station. Certainly, Rom wasn't expected to go onto better things, and no one else on his waste extraction team did.
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Old March 13 2014, 05:04 PM   #37
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Civilian life in the Federation future of the 24th century is so dull and boring, they don't make tv shows about it. Everyone has a place to live and enough to eat and enough to live comfortably. It's like you grow up and then spend the rest of your life in retirement doing anything you want, without ever working a day in your life.
To a man such as myself, living with cerebral palsy that makes it pyshically impossible to work full time, and constantly having to struggle to keep what little I have, such a life would be a Godsend, and I'd never be bored by it.

I'd ALWAYS be appreciative of, and grateful for it too.
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Old March 13 2014, 05:48 PM   #38
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^ I had a stroke about 13 or 14 years ago (can't remember exactly), that qualified me for permanent disability benefits (my sole source of income now) and I'll never be able to work again. So with that aspect of it, 24th century civilian life wouldn't be bad at all.
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Old March 13 2014, 06:28 PM   #39
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Wouldn't 23rd-24th century medical breakthroughs prevent disability? Sure, people don't need to work but I doubt there will be many that can't work.
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Old March 13 2014, 07:17 PM   #40
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^ I dunno about that. Sure, some of our current diseases and illnesses might be cured, but we still see people like Christopher Pike and Mark Jamison in fancy wheelchairs. And futuristic science always seems to discover some new disease incapacitating half the crew every other week.
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Old March 14 2014, 12:07 AM   #41
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^ I dunno about that. Sure, some of our current diseases and illnesses might be cured, but we still see people like Christopher Pike and Mark Jamison in fancy wheelchairs. And futuristic science always seems to discover some new disease incapacitating half the crew every other week.
Yeah, alternate Bones said it best; "Space is disease and danger..."
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Old March 14 2014, 03:01 AM   #42
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^ Wrapped in a flaky pastry shell.



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Old March 14 2014, 07:35 PM   #43
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^ Wrapped in a flaky pastry shell.



Now I want a doughnut.
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Old March 14 2014, 08:41 PM   #44
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It mostly consists of wearing horrible looking clothes
Like Kyle Riker's outfit in "The Icarus Factor."
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Old March 14 2014, 08:45 PM   #45
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^ Maybe that's why anbo-jytsu has those full face masks. So you don't have to look at the horrible outfits.
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