Smart Enough to Post Scarcity
( Week 3 of Feb 2022 )
We interview Manu Saadia about the economics of Star Trek.
Delightful, I really enjoy the episodes when you get to focus on a single topic that is obviously a passion for both of you. STTR:TNG S1 E25 "The Neutral Zone" is one where the utopic nature of the federation is contrasted with the 20th century summed up in this exchange Ralph Offenhouse: But what's the challenge? Picard: The challenge is to improve yourself; enrich yourself. Enjoy it. Also Dr. Crusher notes that the ailments that killed the three 20th century people are easily remedied in the 24th century.
The only1 year ago
It makes me sad so many people can't see the promise of a world sans money, Or at least a world where by chance and happenstance you could die just because of your place and circumstance of birth. I've been told many times I'm a utopian thinker , but I disagree. People have come to accept the dystopia they currently live in is the only way. They'll continue to accept it until their comfortable middle-class lives and ripped away by global events. Here's an idea - how about we don't wait until everything turns to shite before we do something. I know, I know - crazy utopian Greg Wah and his crazy ideas of not letting a cabal of rich people take all the wealth for themselves. What an ultramaroon.