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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) explains, “The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”

Before you dismiss this vision as Utopian fiction, consider the reaction of the New York Times to the book Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek. They wrote: "A Star Trek future might be closer than we think."

How might such a future come about? What can we learn from this futuristic view right now?

Consider why peopleworryabout money:
  • They need enough money to achieve all their personal needs and wants, carefully balancing all their choices.
  • They need to protect themselves against emergencies.
  • They don't know what their employer will do next that could adversely affect their financial plans.
  • They need to watch out for vendors who overprice their product and services, or who make promises without delivering.

What if a computer could do all this worryingand people could just focus on their goals? Welcome to the 24th century!

This is one of the Secrets of America 2029. Explore a little further, and discover how this one concept could provide you with a steady revenue stream. Hmmm How to make money by getting rid of money. Intriguing

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While "money isn't everything," most people will agree that money is essential to life, and there never seems to be enough of it. However, the America 2029 Consortium, based on the work of economist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Zane Pilzer, discovered that there is actually no shortage of money. There is more than enough money in the world to solve all of its problems. The biggest obstacle is convincing those with money that they won't lose any power or wealth when others acquire an influx of money.

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To punctuate the credibility of the above vision of the future, Manu Saadia states in Trekonomics: "Star Trek's understanding of the future is much more grounded in reality (and social science) than any other competing narrative out there. Star Trek's oft-ridiculed optimism, its core assumptions about the impact of sustained innovation on society, does not diverge much from the mainstream of economic science." The author sees a Star Trek economy as a natural consequence of our current economic course: "Trekonomics amplifies the better impulses already at work in our existing economic system."

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