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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: muzzleflash
Argue with me all you want, but Roddenbury definitely wanted to emulate a theoretically perfect Socialist society for the Federation. Did it ever occur to you that with the existence of a replicator that it 100% invalidates any manufacturing job possible in existence?
By the 23rd century, the Federation operated several large mining colonies. Some people even spent the majority of their lives underground in mines.
For example, the mining operation on Janus VI discovered some of the richest deposits of many sought-after ores in all of the Federation, including uranium, cerium, platinum, and pergium. (TOS: "The Empath", "The Devil in the Dark") The Federation member world Ardana was the only known source of zenite. A lithium mine was located on Rigel XII.
(TOS: "The Cloud Minders", "Mudd's Women")
The Federation also mined non-member planets through concessions. In 2267, the Federation competed with the Klingon Empire for the right to mine recently discovered supplies of topaline on Capella IV. In the end, the mining rights went to the Federation. A request to mine the Halkan homeworld, however, was disapproved by the Halkans.
(TOS: "Friday's Child", "Mirror, Mirror")
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Robert Picard had a vineyard.
Jean Felix Piccard (January 28, 1884, in Basel, Switzerland – January 28, 1963, in Minneapolis, Minnesota), also known as Jean Piccard, was a Swiss-born American chemist, engineer, professor and high-altitude balloonist. He invented clustered high-altitude balloons, and with his wife Jeannette, the plastic balloon. Piccard's inventions and co-inventions are used in balloon flight, aircraft and spacecraft.
Jacques Piccard (28 July 1922 – 1 November 2008) was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer, known for having developed underwater vehicles for studying ocean currents. In the Challenger Deep, he and Lt. Don Walsh of the United States Navy were the first people to explore the deepest part of the world's ocean, and the deepest location on the surface of Earth's crust, the Mariana Trench, located in the western North Pacific Ocean.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Krazysh0t
He failed to show ANY motivation for any kind of economic exchange at all.
It wasn't realistic at this point of humanity for globalists anyway,they had survived a nuclear world war FIRST.