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Into the details and intricacies of th century society Trekonomics explores post scarcity and whether we as humans are euipped for it What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence Is there really no money in Star Trek Is Trekonomics at all possible. 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 Marriage by Deception 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 A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House your reputation and Matthews Choice your abilities as the answer In a post scarcity world where The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, 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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Verybody had everything they wanted or needed Trekonomics the premier book in financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint PiperText approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backwards through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist Delving deep. The author uses Star Trek Next Generation as an example of society without money people can work or not work as they wish because the replicator creates any and all things that people would want Through a lively discussion the author brings us to today well worth the journey The replicator is fiction however technology and robotics are essential doing the same thing there will not be enough jobs in the future for our world population Do we have and people who are unable to work due to less and less jobs or recognize it is the age of the Replicator A wonderful read

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Manu Saadia has managed to show us one reason perhaps the most compelling one of all why we all need the world of Star Trek to one day become the world we live in Chris Black Writer and Co Executive Producer Star Trek Enterprise What would the world look like if e. 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
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  • 12 September 2017
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10 thoughts on “Trekonomics

  1. says:

    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 knowledg

  2. says:

    This is an excellent book but for a niche audience You need to have watched Star Trek I mean all of it And you need to be interested

  3. says:

    Money is one of humanity’s most clever and enduring technologies It is a brilliant way of transferring value across vast distances and dece

  4. says:

    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 an

  5. says:

    The author uses Star Trek Next Generation as an example of society without money people can work or not work as they wish because the replicator creates any and all things that people would want Through a lively discussion the author brings us to today well worth the journey The replicator is fiction however technology and robotics are ess

  6. says:

    Long time fans of Asimov Star Trek and related s f will appreciate this rumination on Roddenberry's utopia How improbable is the Trek scenario? Well we have communicators and talking computers now don't we? So why not a society that has eliminated war poverty and other problems and where work is optional because replicators make anything and everything for free? How do I vote for this agenda? Shall we call it

  7. says:

    This is a rat

  8. says:

    As a lifelong Star Trek fan who has been reading economists Brad DeLong who provided the Introduction and Paul Krugman who provided technical commentary for years and years this was so well targeted at me it might as well have been a photon to

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    Nice choice Mom Thank you for the recommendation Live long and prosper thus alludes to another kind of prosperity the kind that arises from the cultivation of the mind rather than from greed that antiuated and vulgar practice It is an active sentence Instead of long life and prosperity it is a grammatical imperative directed at the recipient

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