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He didn't, humans have changed faster than our language, as this conversation between Quark and Jake Sisko in DS9 You Are Cordially Invited... shows: Jake: I sold my first book today. Quark: Really? How much did you get for it? Jake: It's just a figure of speech. The Federation News Service is going to publish a book of my stories about life on ...


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Because Kirk was on deck 15 at the time. The hull breach (with which the Nexus had contact) occurred only on sections 20-28 on decks 13, 14 and 15. Kirk would have been sucked into space and into the Nexus. Presumably the area was evacuated (other than Kirk) or perhaps other crew members in that part of the ship managed to either hold on, or perhaps they ...


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Possible answers consistent with both quotes (not necessarily mutually exclusive): When Kirk states that money doesn't exist anymore, he means physical cash. Most of the Federation economy is subsidized, so no one HAS to work to survive (note: freeloaders would get 'therapy'). The rest is handled by a residual digital-money system (note: avarice also ...


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How money and economies work in the Star Trek universe has never been properly explained in any canon material. StarTrek.com actually ran an article a few years ago in which they addressed this hole in the universe, and admitted that there are far too many contradictory statements in the episodes & movies to come to any conclusion. So while there's some ...


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