Strip 226 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Money-changing
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First Seen: Mon 2011-10-31
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A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.


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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Exterior view of Circumluna 2 – a spaceport orbiting Luna at about 5,000 km. It has two docking-rings, a larger ring for interplanetary ships, and a smaller one for local traffic. In between is a fat torus of a habitation area. We see Luna looming large in the background
Caption: Circumluna 2, in orbit around Luna, is a busy way-station for interplanetary visitors.
Nicole: Our shuttle to Aldrinopolis leaves in two hours, so we have plenty of time.
Panel 2
Seamus and Nicole, with their luggage, emerge from a terminal gateway along with several other travelers.
Seamus: First we must visit the local Bank of Rivendell office, to get our money changed.
Nicole: Huh? Changed to what?
Panel 3
Medium 2-shot of Seamus and Nicole. Nicole looks incredulous.
Seamus: To 'miltons.' It's a fiat currency that is the only legal money on Luna.
Nicole: Fiat currency? Loonies don't like augrams or silgrams?
Panel 4
Seamus and Nicole enter the doors to a concourse shop front marked 'Bank of Rivendell.'
Seamus: Oh, your typical Lunan might, but the authorities strongly discourage using them.
Seamus: I'll let the account agent here explain it to you.
Panel 5
Nicole and Seamus stand before a tall desk behind which stands an android account agent.
Agent: I'll be happy to explain how this works, Ms. Oresme.
Agent: On Luna, all monetary exchanges are required by law to be made using the government's unit of account, the 'Milton.'
Panel 6
Medium close-up of the android, speaking.
Agent: We are happy to convert your augrams and silgrams into miltons for your use during your visit here.
Agent: Simply estimate how much money you'll need during your stay on Luna, and we'll give you a debit tab loaded with the amount in miltons.
Panel 7
Two-shot of Nicole and the agent.
Nicole: And then when I leave I can change back the miltons I have left over?
Agent: Er, no. The Capital Control Law of 489 forbids the conversion of miltons to foreign money.
Agent: Also, unless you have a trading license, you are not allowed to remove miltons from Luna or near-Lunar space.

Panel 8
Three-shot of Seamus, grinning wryly, Nicole, with a you-gotta-be-kidding expression, and the android agent.
Agent: When you leave you must surrender any remaining miltons with the Lunar Revenue office, also conveniently located here on Circumluna 2.
Agent: Of course, you can also spend your remaining miltons at the station gift shops.


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