How much about how the GFFA works do we really know? 1. The economy... We've seen droid factories and moisture farms, so usually just matters of war or the poor in the outer rim, but how does the economy work for most people in the galaxy? We've had the occasional hint, like when a character is surprised they're not eating synthetic food. Are food, and most other consumer products, easily replicated for most people in the galaxy? And only special items are actually bought with credits, that can't be easily replicated, like real estate and starships and weapons and information? We know the Rakata created the darkside-powered Star Forge, which had access to nearly-unlimited matter and energy, and was used to create a basically-unlimited supply of war machines. But perhaps the Republic, or important Core Worlds, created more peaceful versions of the Star Forge to create a basically-unlimited supply of products that help their citizens in everyday life and create a very high standard of living? Also, in a galaxy with plenty of droids, how do the average people (especially in the Core Worlds) make a living? What kind of jobs do they have? Is there high unemployment? Or are most of these worlds basically luxury worlds, where they don't even need to work and money is meaningless (aside from those special items mentioned above), thanks to droids and plentiful resources? (And if they do have jobs and make money, does the Republic/Empire/GA tax them and provide something like social security for them?) And is there pretty much free movement between worlds in the same government? 2. Pollution... Is waste a big problem in the GFFA? We know some worlds were ruined in ancient times by industrialization, like Duro and Nal Hutta. But are pollution, garbage, and other environmental problems actually big issues for most worlds in the galaxy? They can probably just shoot all the garbage that gets collected into the nearest star or black hole, and droids could probably be used by the richer worlds to keep the air and water clean. With how quickly Coruscant was restored after the Yuuzhan Vong occupation, it's probably at least possible and really only an issue of willpower, right? 3. Energy... What is the main source of energy that powers the electricity for most buildings, factories, houses, cities, worlds, droids, starships, space stations, etc.? Has it ever really been said? Fusion power? Antimatter? Synthetic fuels? 4. Disease... Is disease a problem in the GFFA? There seems to be an outbreak of some plague or pandemic every few hundred years to few thousand years, and when they break out they are very deadly... as well as usually unnatural (designed by the Sith, or rebelling slaves, or terrorists, or something similar). But when there isn't a huge, new, devastating plague that hardly anyone has any resistance to... there's hardly any cases of a person getting sick. Or dying from a disease. How is medicine and healthcare in the galaxy? Is disease really a problem anymore? How do most people in the GFFA die, when it's not related to war/crime? 5. Education... We hardly ever see "normal" people who aren't Jedi/Sith, or on the run. But is it right to presume that most people in the galaxy go to school when they're kids? Or are they mostly home-schooled... if not by their parents, maybe by a rental teacher droid or a hologram projection? 6. Culture... What kind of music, television, movies, plays, sports, fashion, dance, etc. are normal people in the galaxy into? I know we get little bits of it, and most of the time is spent with characters who are Jedi and probably abstain from most of the stuff... but you'd think more of the galaxy's culture would be apparent by now. Also, we've seen that the Je'Daii, the Sith, and the Arkanians have gotten into genetic engineering and twisting life. And that warriors, such as Anakin and Luke and Grievous, sometimes get cybernetic replacements. But I wonder... do well-off "normal" people in the GFFA get cybernetic implants/replacements, as a cultural thing, trying to make their minds and bodies superior? Do they mess around with genetic engineering on themselves? Do they have designer babies, or designer pets? Do we have some rich, but nonviolent, people with big egos that try to make themselves more and better than "human" (or Zabrak/Twilek/etc.)?