Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

 

Comments on Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination (QUID) New Space Currency
It's a mouthful - but you can call it a QUID for short. Why can't I just call them 'credits?' (Read the complete story)

"My favorite sci-fi currency is "quatloos" from the Star Trek episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion "
(Rob 10/8/2007 8:30:48 AM)
"How about just 'Solar'? Denominations are broken down like the metric system- i.e. 10.60 Solar + 23.50 Solar = 34.10 Solar. " hey, buddy, can I borrow .5 Solar for a quick call to Earth?" "
(IsoBan 10/8/2007 9:12:34 AM)
"That's close to what Frank Herbert used in the Dune novels - solaris."
(Bill Christensen 10/8/2007 7:21:02 PM)
"Rob - I totally forgot about that episode. "Provider One bids five quatloos!" That was a great episode. And don't forget the thralls.

(Don't forget the thralls of Triskelion)
"
(Bill Christensen 10/8/2007 7:21:24 PM)
"Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever. - 102nd Rule of Acquisition Gold pressed latinum comes in slips, strips, bars and bricks."
(Danny 10/11/2007 3:14:39 AM)
"This is awesome! I wonder if these will actually be used in the near future. I bet space tourists that visit the Moon or Mars will love these!"
(Michael 10/12/2007 12:08:10 AM)
"I think that is exactly what they have in mind. Now, we need to know the cost of the various extras offered by the Russians, Virgin Galactic, and so forth."
(Bill Christensen 10/12/2007 9:01:53 PM)
"I'm rather fond of Jack Vance's SVU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVU_%28Vance%29#Currency"
(Guy Geens 10/18/2007 8:32:42 AM)
"Guy, good point - I forgot to link to the fake meter, a way of distinguishing counterfeit currency in Jack Vance's 1964 novel The Killing Machine."
(Bill Christensen 10/18/2007 11:32:39 AM)
"Floppy cargo pants with huge pockets of bulky currency are ideal for spacers! Better I think to put the effort into a shielded sleeve for a more reasonable, more convenient, and most importantly LIGHTER chip type debit/credit card. These 'quid' have to be more about publicity than practicality, though, and teflon blobs do get more press than a snazzy wallet would have."
(Nelson Eisel 11/5/2007 5:05:48 PM)
"I think one of the considerations is that any kind of 'debit chip' might be damaged by radiation in space. The 'blobby' format is intended to make sure that there are no sharp edges. I think you're probably right about the publicity part, though. I'm a little bit concerned that the monetary denominations are too small - what can you buy in space for ten bucks? As I recall, everything currently in space was lifted there at a cost of about $4,000 per pound!"
(Bill Christensen 11/5/2007 6:25:03 PM)
"Don't forget 'Gil' from all the Final Fantasy games."
(Eric 3/3/2008 9:25:43 PM)
""In fact there are three freely convertible currencies in the Galaxy, but none of them count. The Altairian Dollar has recently collapsed, The Flainian Pobble Bead is only exchangable for other Flainian Pobble Beads, and the Triganic Pu has its own very special problems. Its exchange rate of eight Ningis to one Pu is simple enough, but since a Ningi is a triangular rubber coin six thousand eight hundred miles along each side, no one has every collected enough to own one Pu. Ningis are not negotiable currency, because the Galactibanks refuse to deal in fiddling small change. From this basic premise it is very to prove that the Galactibanks are also the product of a deranged imagination." From "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams."
( 3/4/2008 12:16:50 AM)
"Forget credits. Let's call them Debits!"
(Alch3my 11/21/2008 11:27:35 AM)
"The main interworld currency could be called a 'Zammel' and a collecter of such currency would be a Zammeler. The exchange rate would be in whatever commodity the local population finds most valuable. "
(steinmentz1 10/2/2011 3:12:58 AM)
"don't forget cubits."
(JGB 11/24/2011 11:59:26 PM)
"I think the pop beads currency used at Club Med would work well in space."
(Jim Marshall 5/17/2013 11:09:21 AM)
""Sequins" in Jack Vance's Planet of Adventure tetralogy: they grow in the soil, their value depends on colour (from clear, the lowest, to purple, the highest)- and you gather them at the risk of being killed and eaten by Dirdir hunting packs."
(Peter S. 5/17/2013 12:42:21 PM)
"Peter, thanks for the great suggestion. I'll try to find the reference and add it to my technovelgy index. And Jim, you're right, if it works in water it would probably work in space!"
(Bill Christensen 5/18/2013 7:06:22 AM)
"ISK (Interstellar Kredit). See EVE, where the Capsuleer reigns supreme."
( 5/19/2013 5:40:28 PM)
"I guess I'm a bit late in pointing this out, but the earliest reference that I know about to a 'credit card' - the ultimate holder for 'credits' - is from Edward Bellamy's 1888 story 'Looking Backwards'.

A credit corresponding to his share of the annual product of the nation is given to every citizen on the public books at the beginning of each year, and a credit card issued him with which he procures at the public storehouses, found in every community, whatever he desires whenever he desires it...
(Read more about Bellamy's credit card)

"
(Bill Christensen 5/22/2013 2:31:59 PM)

Get more information on Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination (QUID) New Space Currency

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.

 

 

 

 

 

More Articles

NASA's Highway In The Sky For Drones
Traffic is everywhere.

Palcohol Powdered Alcohol - Try Or Ban?
'I had a small can of powdered alcohol disguised as tooth powder...'

pd.id Personal Drink ID Device Like Dune 'Poison Snooper'
'The jeweled hands clutching drinks (and the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers)...'

Monsieur Bartending Robot
'He poured the liquids into his maw...'

Cities Detect Gunfire Acoustics With ShotSpotter
'Sound trackers on the roof...'

Cruise Automation's 'Highway Autopilot' For $10K
'It cut her out of the stream of vehicles and reduced the speed of her car...'

Pengheng Space Capsule Hotel Staffed Entirely By Robots
'A planet-wide chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.'

Electric Bacteria That Live On Pure Energy
'April 5, 1977; that was the night the waveries came.'

EXACTO Smart Bullet From DARPA
Nicely visualized in what 1984 movie?

Neural Implant To Treat Memory Loss
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'

MIT's Shape-Shifting Robot Materials
The T-100, an advanced prototype, is made of liquid metal. Not quite ready.

LS3 AlphaDog Robot Marine Corps Video
'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs, so necessary since roads had degenerated...'

Vantablack Is Blacker Than Your Black
'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...'

Remotely Operated Gardening Rover - Student's Space Agricultural Robot
'There were things growing all over the place, not just in some domed enclosures blasted some millions of miles out in to space.'

Revisiting A Cloud City On Venus
Lando Calrissian, are you still available?

'Windowless Cockpit' Like Star Trek's Patent Applied For
Mr. Sulu, take us out.

'No Man's Sky' - The Matrix Is Almost Ready
Ready for an adventure, Neo?

The Claustrum - The Brain's On Off Switch?
'All I have to do is move this switch and he'll recover consciousness...'

Haptic Gloves Teach Braille Without Effort
'Jenkins bit his lip... [at] the sensation of having his fingers manipulated by the gauntlets he wore.'

India's Commuters Face Philip K Dick's 'Sales Pitch' Future
'All around him the vague half-defined echoes of ads glittered and gibbered...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.