Gold is a terrible currency, the most overvalued material on earth. It has almost no real value. Its only practical use is as a corrosion resistant connector in basic electronics.
The currency that has had the most steady value in terms of a laborers wage over the last 4 thousand years is beer.
I'll trade you any amount of beer you want for it's weight in gold
everyone would know within hours of discovery
Except in this case where it's been just over a hundred years...
How irrational of me.
Imaginary my surprise!
multiply yourself by your complex conjugate
we all know researchers don't take business decisions
haha. Not the real researchers, anyway.
"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world." -- Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS