Economics students estimate cost of original Death Star

Economics students estimate cost of original Death Star

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:34 pm

In the "just for shits and giggles" category, and obviously a very rough estimate of how costly it would be to build the thing in real life (since most of the tech is fictional!)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57380925-1/finally-a-cost-estimate-for-building-a-real-death-star/

The Empire's crown jewel would take more than 800,000 years and many thousand times the world's GDP to build
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Re: Economics students estimate cost of original Death Star

Postby stitch626 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:37 pm

Is that based on our current industrial tech? Or what we saw in the movies and other canon?
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Re: Economics students estimate cost of original Death Star

Postby Griffin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:55 pm

stitch626 wrote:Is that based on our current industrial tech? Or what we saw in the movies and other canon?


All they seem to have caluclated is how much it would cost to produce the steel to build it, assuming A) You'd build it out of steel B) The steel on the death star is as dense as a modern warship (HMS Illustrious)

Different article, same thing ->http://www.centives.net/S/2012/how-much-would-it-cost-to-build-the-death-star/
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Re: Economics students estimate cost of original Death Star

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:07 pm



So, assuming the average Imperial planet has the same GDP and steel production of modern Earth, it would take the Empire 6 days, 2 hrs, 6 minutes to produce sufficient steel, and it would cost one fiftieth of one percent of Imperial GDP.
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