May 14, 2015
This: ‘Star Trek’s no-money universe couldn’t work if you think about it for more than 30 seconds
However, being half-Scottish, the idea of living in a universe without money is to me like telling a Muslim he’d have to live in a universe without goats.
I’ve bitched about this before but this guy has it all thought out and it’s impressive:
Now Trekkies will say that they don’t need prices because replicators can just make whatever you want or need upon request.
The show says that its replicators are based on transporters, but transporters can’t make something from nothing. They need the components of food to make food, and the components of the dishes and cutlery to make the dishes on cutlery on which to serve the food.
Where do those components come from?
Recycling does cover some of it, but even 100% recycling doesn’t replace 100% of the original product, especially when it comes to food for what one must assume is a growing population.
Does the Enterprise just take what they need from planets they pass by?
If so, how do the natives of those planets feel about that?
He’s actually just getting started.