The Sci-Fi Currency Exchange Rate
We’re not quite sure what they’re putting in the water coolers over at io9, but it’s producing some bizarre (yet strangely attractive) reading material. Case in point: This feature on the rate of exchange for various forms of currency in the science-fiction world.
Galactic Standard Credits, the money used by the Republic and the Imperial regime in Star Wars. It’s a remarkably stable currency, having expeirenced no inflation whatsoever over a 4,000 year period. Eat your heart out, Allen Greenspan!
Exchange rate: I’m guessing about $0.50 to the GSC. Luke Skywalker got just 2,000 credits for his worn-out land speeder, which is also what Han Solo charged for passage to Alderaan. A hyperspace-capable starship costs a bit more than 10,000 GSCs.
So what did we learn? Well, apparently I got ripped off when I bought my Hyundai for the same price as a pair of landspeeders. *sigh*