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James K
Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 8:40am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: The Chase

I remember this episode is fairly interesting. One thing that really gets me is the progenitor is the same actress who plays the female changling in DS9.

Mayhaps the progenitors eventually evolved into the changlings but the information was lost? Probably not, and coincidence of course, but that would be an interesting tie in between the series.

Back to this episode. I remember watching it when it aired, and I always felt it was more a sci-fi nod to intelligent design. If all of these humanoid races had shared DNA, that means that the progenitors were the ones who created everything, every race, and the implications of all races eventually coming up with the technology to master the galaxy.

Interesting concept.
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James K.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012, 9:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

@Stubb

The one thing you fail to recognize is that money is a means of dividing up limited resources.

In a universe where biological waste (anything, including feces, grass clippings, fallen leaves, etc) and anything else like dirt and water can be converted into nearly anything, commodities become infinte. There is no need for money to purchase these items.

Also, we're talking nigh-infinite energy. From fusion to anti-matter reactors to whatever else is used, renewable energy is not an issue.

Transportation is another thing that, at least on a planetary scale, would not be burdensome.

On to health care: I'm sure if you asked a doctor, "if school was free, you lived for free, and the only thing left was your passion to help people, would you need to be paid?", most would say no and still be a doctor.

As far as the grunt work, most of it would be taken care of by the military (a la Starfleet). I reality, infrastructure would probably be maintained by a conscription peace corps that would be the 'cost' of a full education.

By time you get down to it all, money is needed today to get you a share of the finite resources in the world. In a world where energy as well as commodities are infinite, money is no longer needed. Want a boat? Go to an industrial replicator. To keep people from going completely crazy with that type of stuff, of course, you could setup a credit type system for the industrial replicators, but whatever. That's more to manage people not going crazy and buying things for the sake of buying them, not because of finite resources.

However, in a society where you can get whatever you want, you don't have to starve, and you won't go cold, crime becomes almost non existant (except for maybe crimes of passion).

I dunno. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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