Like so many other movie series, Star Wars is a great tool for escaping the minutiae of daily life. Escaping minutiae is probably why most of us overlook some of the details of the Star Wars universe.
In Star Wars movies we see advanced spacecraft moving across the galaxy in the blink of an eye. We see weaponry, robots, and computer systems with mind boggling power. But, nobody imagines how much all that hardware, and all that galactic traveling must cost.
So we thought it might be interesting to think about that stuff in relation to conveyor systems and the shipping industry. Using the Star Wars galaxy as our hypothetical paradigm, and real world shipping scenarios and costs as our conflict we put together an infographic that calculates the cost of shipping in the Star Wars galaxy. The numbers are staggering. Take a look.