(by manu saadia)
yeah that's a thing
but money is not a thing
in the star trek universe
beings compete for reputation
instead of "the accumulation of things"
exception: the ferengi
but we'll need more than technology
to bring about a money-free society
if that's what we want
invites us to imagine
a universe in which we value
"the cultivation of the mind, education, love, art, and discovery"
above "conspicuous consumption"
musings inspired by "The Economic Lessons of Star Trek's Money-Free Society" by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy via Wired