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Well, I guess I am a “Trekkie” :D

 

I don’t really care how the replicators work but I would want to replicate some of my favorite guns and I know that I would have to bypass security or have a clearance to do that so that tells me they have controls on the replicators. 

 

Also, in TNG and Voyager I recall them talking about “replicator credits” and they have to earn those credits so that is a form of currency, yes?

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1 hour ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Well, I guess I am a “Trekkie” :D

 

I don’t really care how the replicators work but I would want to replicate some of my favorite guns and I know that I would have to bypass security or have a clearance to do that so that tells me they have controls on the replicators. 

 

Also, in TNG and Voyager I recall them talking about “replicator credits” and they have to earn those credits so that is a form of currency, yes?

 

Yep, and on DS9 there was a reference to Transporter Credits.

 

The idea that there is not some sort of "concept money" just doesn't work.

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8 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Well, I guess I am a “Trekkie” :D

 

I don’t really care how the replicators work but I would want to replicate some of my favorite guns and I know that I would have to bypass security or have a clearance to do that so that tells me they have controls on the replicators. 

 

Also, in TNG and Voyager I recall them talking about “replicator credits” and they have to earn those credits so that is a form of currency, yes?

 

Wouldn't  a 3-D printer that can make guns be a real-life replicator? 

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When they talk about Communism being the future? I just laugh...

 

When humanity spreads out into the cosmos? It will be the biggest Wild West episode in human history! Not only will control become decentralized? New races of humans will develop. And new wars will be fought over resources. One asteroid can have as much gold in it as the whole of the Earth. People must become self sufficient to live in space. Fix yer life support system yerself? Or die. Fix yer greenhouse? Or starve. Fix yer H2O evaporator? Or die of thirst. The plumber lives 2 years away!

 

 

Headline news!

 

A Martian battle cruiser fires on Titan colony! The Martians are demanding that the Titans cannot mine more than 24 parsecs into the asteroid belt. The Europa colony has condemned the attack! And has signed a military pact with Titan. 2 Titan citizens were killed and 26 wounded when the Martian warheads slammed into the airlock bay docking system for the largest city Herculeum.

 

In other news....

 

Space pirates have raided another Earth vessel, the ESS Constellation, while on a peace mission to the outer colonies at Oberon! ESS command has vowed to step up patrols of the area and has asked assistance from the Mars high command.

 

Then fast forward 100,000 years to when not only our solar system is colonized but other close star systems. It becomes mind boggling complex.

 

Roddenberry had it wrong. Everything on Earth is competing to survive. This will continue into space. Even the same species of ants will fight over territory and resources 100 feet apart. Let alone different species of ants. Or different species of insects.

 

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