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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Jun '13 13:21
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2277934/paypal-and-seti-are-working-on-space-currency

    So how do you buy a chair from Ikea if you are on the moon or Mars?
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Jun '13 14:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2277934/paypal-and-seti-are-working-on-space-currency

    So how do you buy a chair from Ikea if you are on the moon or Mars?
    Beam it up, I guess. lol
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    27 Jun '13 14:21
    That is of course a publicity stunt.

    As long as you deal with earth-derived societies you end up with some convertibel money at least.

    And if some alien society would accept payment in $$$ or seems quite unlikely to me.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Jun '13 10:06
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    That is of course a publicity stunt.

    As long as you deal with earth-derived societies you end up with some convertibel money at least.

    And if some alien society would accept payment in $$$ or seems quite unlikely to me.
    And what if we wanted to get stuff from THEM?
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    28 Jun '13 10:161 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    And what if we wanted to get stuff from THEM?
    A few earrings would do...
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