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Trekonomics Free download ↠ 100 Star Trek is set in an amazing utopian universe of faster than light travel of “beam me up Scotty” and Vulcan salutes It’s also a universe where war and poverty have been eradicated money doesn’t exist and work is indistinguishable from leisure In this ground breaking book timed to coincide with the. Tea Earl Grey hotSo spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard on many episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation But economist and consummate Trekkie Manu Saadia explains how getting the Captain his tea was both simpler and complicated than would be expectedExploring how the Star Trek universe existed in a post scarcity society where people no longer had to work to survive Saadia shares his exceptional knowledge of both economic theory and all versions of the Star Trek story from the Shatner Nemoy origins The Next Generation the films Voyager and Deep Space NineMost compelling was Star Trek s introduction of the replicator a machine that could produce and recycle virtually anything from meals to simple objects By transferring matter form one form to another this effectively did away with Malthusian philosophy and crafted a utopian societySo why work at all Saadia gets into that and a lot in this fun but sometimes tedious discourse He sometimes got off track and strayed into the economy 101 classroom but always returned to his theme of examining economics through the lens of the cool SF showMakes me want to go back and watch all the episodes

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Trekonomics Free download ↠ 100 Rekonomics looks at the morals values and hard economics that underpin the series’ ideal society and its sources of inspiration both inside and outside the science fiction canon After reading this book you’ll be able to answer the uestion If you could live in Star Trek’s economic utopia would you want. I heard about this book via Scalzi s Big Idea feature and it sounded awesome so I picked it up right away The author set out to write the book he wanted to read about the future economics of the world set up in Star Trek and I think he succeeded well with an interesting and informative book that not only covers several aspects of economics and sociopolitical norms in Star Trek but also relates them back to our own real world He closes the book with some speculation as to how the seeds of Trekonomics already exist in our own world and while I disagree with his final conclusion it s still well put and interestingVarious chapters of the book deal with different aspects of Trekonomics from how replicators symbolize the post scarcity economy of the Federation to how Ferengis exemplify not only a wealthconsumer based society that yet could still change The topic of what is valuable when things no longer have real value is explored from many angles and generally boils down to your reputation and your abilities as the answer In a post scarcity world where you no longer need to toil to make rent and buy groceries people can instead choose to work on what interests them and where their talents lie not just at what they can do to survive In general this will lead to people being able to explore their abilities to the furthest extent possible even if the product of those talents isn t immediately commercially viable leading to even improvements and discoveries that can further push the post scarcity economy into even wealth for all Given the current political climate the economic changes leading to loss of jobs and uneual distribution of wealth this idea of a basic income for all is starting to be talked about in public and and this book not only touches on that idea but extrapolates it out to the most positive outcomeThe author writes clearly and well with entertaining and applicable uotes and illustrations from the full panoply of the Star Trek universe He doesn t shy away from the negative possibilities of some of the economic ideas discussed but does point out that there s a lot to humans than we often give ourselves credit for While I don t necessarily agree with his conclusion that star travel will never happen I see and agree with his point that we are on Earth for uite some time to come and space exploration will not happen until the entire planet is wealthy enough to support it as a wholeOverall this is an excellent book and I learned a lot about economic theory and how it applies to our world now and how it could apply to us in the future I highly recommend this book and have already sent the link to it to several people that I know

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Trekonomics Free download ↠ 100 Fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek’s first episode Manu Saadia takes a deep dive into the show’s most radical and provocative aspect its detailed and consistent economic vision Could we create such a utopia here on Earth And why has Star Trek’s future had such staying power in our cultural imagination T. As a long time Star Trek fan who has a bit of interest in economics I thought this was an interesting read I wish that the author had spent a bit time developing how a society would actually get to the point of not using money for anything The part about the replicator making the cost of most goods drop to zero makes sense but what about everything else There are only so many seats at fancy restaurants or music concerts only so many penthouse apartments etc These are things that we currently use money to allocate and I didn t think the book did a good enough job fleshing out what the alternative would be Do people just voluntarily limit their demand for these things or is there some sort of rationing system involved Money seems like a useful tool to use for trade in luxury goods even in a post scarcity economy and the book didn t seem to put forward an alternative that seems convenientThat issue aside I really enjoyed the book Taking a look at various aspects of Star Trek from the angle of economics was uite neat

  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Trekonomics
  • Manu Saadia
  • English
  • 26 March 2018
  • 9781941758755