That I absolutely agree with that technology will bring us to a new world In fact as he recognizes somewhat it already has Agricultural jobs and now industrial manufacturing especially jobs are uickly waning as technology takes care of the rudgery for us But instead of prosperity for all the owners of the technology pocket the profit and live a life free from work and need while the workers must find their Dangerously in Love drudgery in wages elsewhere in other areas Instead why not bring up the proposals of the guaranteed basic income for example While it s still embedded in capitalist thinking it is an interesting way that a few governments have come up with toeconstruct the idea that we must work for a living What else is going on in the world right now that suggests a move toward a Star Trek economics He BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) doesn t sayI also enjoyed his shortiscussion of early science fiction authors and their influence on the original Star Trek show I really Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms do want to know about Asimov after reading this book and I ll try toelve into other authors of the time period as well Perhaps for this book to have been a success someone with an extensive economic theory background would have been able to look at failures of utopian models in history look at current trends surrounding capitalism and movement to and away from it to answer the authors final uestion how can we get to a world like Star Trek Unfortunately either the author s knowledge of economics and history psychology social sciences etc was inadeuate or he neglected to write about it This book reads like a meandering cobbled together undergraduate thesis rather than a coherent well edited book I wonder if the author could have improved it if he had sought traditional publishing where his ideas could have been critiued edited and re written As it stands I 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety doubt it would be published conventionally without heavy editing Butespite this review I Alchemy Ever After did not hate the book I was just very very veryisappointed I love Star Trek and I My Academia don t love it as the authorisparages because it s an adventure in space with aliens and faster than light travel otherwise I The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes d just be a Star Wars fan Sure those things are cool In fact it s in the encounters with other worlds that the characters in Star Trek are able to reconsider their highly held precepts and examine their history and their current ways ofoings things and how they should act in the world Instead I love Star Trek because of its optimistic view on what the future of humanity could look like That we could rise above our Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual difference and actually seek out new life and new civilizations so that we mightelight in AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN differences and new ways ofoing things that we might elight in having our assumptions critiued That we might work together to create a world where national borders have no meaning and no matter where you are born you have access to the same resources so that poverty and hate and suffering are only something you read about in books Where we might live beyond money where we explore what it truly means to be human where we on t live our lives in the The Gnostic Religion drudgery of trying to pay bills to meet our basic needs or be shackled to accumulating goods to feel like we areoing well in life Where education is freely shared and Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) desperately striven for where improving our lives together is the highest occupation That s what I love about Star Trek That s what I want to explore in looking at the economics of Star Trek Will someone please write THAT book 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 nowon 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 Mocktails do I vote for this agenda Shall we call it the Landing Party 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 livelyiscussion the author brings us to today well worth the journey The replicator is fiction however technology and robotics are essential Clojure In Action 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 workue to less and less jobs or recognize it is the age of the Replicator A wonderful read 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 Southern African Literature: An Introduction 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 goodsrop 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 apartment Money is one of humanity s most clever and enduring technologies It is a brilliant way of transferring value across vast BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) distances andecentralizing our economy Barter makes sense on a hyperlocal neighbourly scale but you can t run a vast industrial economy on it As Niall Ferguson chronicles in his excellent The Ascent of Money increases in numismatic sophistication were vital in increasing the range of trade and our abilities to innovate and provide services t 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 in economics Satisfy that and you ll have a fun time with this 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 replicato. Nto the etails and intricacies of 24th 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 possibl.
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 irected at the recipient Long life and prosperity African Literature: Overview and Bibliography do not befall you out of the heavens they are not random outcomes from the lotteries of birth or of life You must live long and that is the condition Itoes not mean that you will prosper the and is not a logical conjunction You may or may not succeed Further the phrase points to the unfinished nature of the imperative Spock s father Ambassador Sarek who has arguably lived very long and prospered beyond many of his Vulcan peers is still served the greeting The work and the challenge to go on living and to prosper are never concluded p 241 free riding on public goods is much of a threat to our continued welfare than the physical scarcity of raw materials Public goods are always at risk of exhaustion because of their nonexcludable nonrival nature It would seem that in the absence of some form of regulation or contract or any other agreed upon system of pricing or rewards and penalties free riding on public goods will inevitably occur Designing and implementing regulation on such a scale is itself a very involved process whose ultimate success is far from guaranteed In many ways Aliens Rogue Aliens depressing as it may sound in our world free riding is a feature not a bug p129 Io not understand the motives of those who advocate space exploration as a way to unite the world as a sort of cultural crusade for peace through engineering They are noble So what if we first used our resources to lift a billion people out of poverty How many Einsteins or von Neumanns could we get out of that Heck we Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect don t even need Einsteins we just need thirty or forty million engineers and programmers and medical scientists out of this one billion That is 4 percent tops There is no telling what could be achieved with such an increase in raw human capital The returns of knowledge grow and accumulate incommensurably fast p218 219 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 Iisagree with his final conclusion it s still well put and interestingVarious chapters of the book Fall for You deal withifferent 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 Money Blues to Blue Money 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 cano 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 iscoveries 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 istribution 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 Alchemy for Women doesn t shy away from the negative possibilities of some of the economic ideasiscussed but Alchemy Martial Supreme does point out that there s a lot to humans than we often give ourselves credit for While Ion 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 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 torpedo sorry I couldn t have been interested in an explanation of the economic logic of the post scarcity paradise Nicholas Flamels First Codex depicted in the best televised science fiction franchise of all time While the commendably enthusiastic fandom is not matched by comparably rigorous economics freuently coming off like a mixture of enthusiastic episode recaps and rants about contemporary political issues among some briefiscussion of how the TNG warp speed limit reflects intro level economic concepts like negative externalities this book is a lot of fun Overall Saadia provides as Krugman once wrote in his paper The Theory of Interstellar Trade about the proper method of calculating interest rates at near light speeds a serious analysis of a ridiculous subject which is of course the opposite of what is usual in economicsIf modern philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato then modern science fiction is a series of footnotes to Asimov Star Trek has never been shy about acknowledging its Alien debt to the master but it was famously less rigorous about exploring how future society actually worked sometimes characters act like they ve never he. 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 oneay become the world we live in Chris Black Writer and Co Executive Producer Star Trek Enterprise What would the world look like if ev.
Ard of money sometimes they treat it as a necessary evil sometimes they re as impeccably capitalist as you could ask for How oes society work with an absence of currency Do other forms of statushierarchy become important without money What s the status of human labor How oes copyright work when everyone s working for free Is the replicator all that s necessary to enable post scarcity Are there natural limits to economic growth How would one resolve collective action problems with truly alien species These are explored narratively in the episodes but I m not only curious if the Federation is truly in a stable euilibrium but about how humanity got to that point in the first place After all human beings in 2016 are vastly richer than our ancestors of 300 years ago Saadia African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 discusses John Maynard Keynes excellent 1931 essay Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren which addresses many of these same issues yet we ve hardly eliminated many of the traits that are inconsistent with the Star Trek life Howid that phase transition occurThat s a tall order and honestly I À quoi rêvent les algorithmes didn t expect the euivalent of the economicevelopment history of the United Federation of Planets There are many uestions about how the Federation functions internally what about externally Saadia is at his best when he s comparing the Federation to its neighbors most interesting are the comparisons between the economies of the Federation and the Borg similar post scarcity economics vastly BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) different social structures and the Federation and the Ferengi polar opposite economies gradually similar social structures It raises the uestion of why if the Federation s model is so great then all the other spacefaring species at roughly similar levels ofevelopment aren t following it Despite being peaceful the Federation is forced to go to war with other belligerent powers uite often and in the kind of winner take all total wars that Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse define a civilization even small inefficiencies canoom an otherwise perfectly capable society We see the Federation win all kinds of battles against the Borg thanks to the power of the main characters but honestly it seems that if they really wanted to the Borg could just crush the Federation Is Trekonomics really a Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups dominant strategy against antlike communism oro our heroes just have plot armor Similarly given the information aggregation superiority of the price system over the unpriced barter system of socialism what really prevents the Ferengi from bribing or buying people and resources out from under the FederationOne could go on in this vein Taking the economics of a TV show seriously is silly but if you re a fan of the show and even importantly the kind of future the show represents you can have a lot of great conversations about its treatment of utilitarianism artisanship Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics distribution personal fulfillment and everything else that becomes possible when instead of chasing full employment you pursue full unemployment There s no shame in thinking about the kind of society you like to live in and Star Trek presents the kind of hopeful vision of the future that will still prove powerfully attractive many years into the future Saadia Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides doesn t answer every uestion but he presents a lot of funebate material This is a rather hard book to review because I wanted so so much to love it The second I saw an internet article about the idea I was on Inkshares to support throw money at the endeavor and asking my friends to Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family do the same My partner and I ended up pre ordering two copies because we were worried that it wouldn t make its goal and be published Well this book was not successful Perhaps the reason is that this book not only needed a good editor and perhaps something akin to a phd mentoradvisor but also perhaps the author was not the right person to write it Take for example this uote from the last chapter of the book wheniscussing the Great voyages of Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel discovery in the world s historyPersonally I find it very reassuring even heartwarming that great explorers and inventors should be so typically human They were strivers small minded low rent busy bees I like that That means they were just like you and me just a tiny bit crazier or luckier 216 Regardless of his thoughts on the kinds of Christopher Columbus I think this is really indicative of just how he feels about Star Trek and the world it inhabits Heismisses space travel and other space ventures because they cost too must He Uprising Emerge Series disparages the characters on TNG for no learning no growing 166espite evidence to the contrary on its seven seasons that the author ignores and constantly Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) discusses DS9 for itsepiction of flawed individuals and life beyond the Federation the very thing he s supposedly writing a book about If he Dare To Be Hero dislikes utopia and a world with much of the strife of our current century noticeably absent what is it exactly that he likes about Star Trek Heevotes an entire chapter to the Ferengi and after a well recognized parallel in 20th21st century capitalists he all but praises how great they are and how admirable their culture Of course some Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale discussion is obviously necessary but his tone changes ratherramatically hereUltimately this book The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature doesn t cover much economics at all I was reallyisappointed as the title implies that this is exactly what the book is about the economics of Star Trek Unfortunately he goes on and on about scarcity and the Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers distribution of resources Which while it can t be the only possible issue in a Star Trek economic utopia it certainly is one in our contemporary times It is the very issue thatefines political arguments Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations do we become a socialemocracy or slash all social programs into a Keynesian market free for all The author is an advocate for the former But where the author could have used some imagination to think beyond logics of capitalism all he can say is how expensive things are and how we have to think about how to The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance distribute and allocate resources His short introduction of GPS as a global common good is interesting but it just cracks the surface before he moves on to something else In fact that is a common tactic in his book he brings up a lot of things briefly then moves on before he has fully considered themOne thing he recognizes. Erybody 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 scarcityoes not exist Delving eep