• by Manu Saadia
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would the world look like if everybody 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 backward - through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist. Delving deep into the details and intricacies of 24th-century society, Trekonomics explores postscarcity and whether we, as humans, are equipped for it. What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence? Is there really no money in Star Trek? Is Trekonomics at all possible?


What the Critics Say

"Manu Saadia has managed to show us one more reason, perhaps the most compelling one of all, why we all need the world of Star Trek to one day become the world we live in." (Chris Black, writer and coexecutive producer, Star Trek: Enterprise)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting concept but not as good as anticipated

Author spent less time talking about actual episodes of Star Trek where economics are referenced and more time philosophising about society. Would be fine, but became very repetitive.

Narration was okay but some very common Trek character names were mispronounced.
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- EJ

great! I recommend it!!

very good!! its very interesting to set what the future of humanity might look like
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- ladan jiracek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-08-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios