All the humans I know around me offline and online would like to stop working and start living. It is fascinating the Star Trek economy has made this achievement. What are the Star Trek technologies that gave humans this luxury?

I think it may be a good idea to email a list of Star Trek technologies that made it so to the Elon Musks on Earth today and request that they start work right away.


The Federation has fusion power and replicators - these technologies put them into what is called a post-scarcity society. They have abundant energy and the ability to convert that energy into food and materials.

Starship impulse engine are fusion powered.

A starship also has a warp core, which usually has more than enough capacity to move the ship and power ship systems. Think along the lines of modern nuclear powered submarines - they have enough residual power after propulsion to power most electrical systems including air conditioning.

The federation even has gigantic industrial replicators capable of creating rather large and complex items.

And I'm pretty sure Elon Musk (and quite a few others) are already working on these technologies.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.