This thread confuses me.
How does gold beat daimonds?
How does Goldschlager beat gold?
How does Zoidberg beat Fry?
Diamonds are only "precious" on earth, and in the present. What you're seeing as "gold" is actual bars of gold-pressed Latinum.
According to Star Trek (Deep Space Nine specifically)gold-pressed Latinum is a universal currency in the future, at a time when diamonds (and all forms of material wealth) have no meaning to humans. The Ferengi covet the Latinum.
(Gods, I'm such a geek.)
Thanks for clearing up the Gold-pressed latinum thing. I feared no one would get it, yet I posted anyway.
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