Good point on not knowing who 'owns' an item in real life. But I guess that brings up another question regarding an inventory list. Why does a list of items exist in my inventory? It seems that the only way to know that you own or have something is to physically have it in your possession, or in a secured location.
In my inventory list, there are a few items that are spread around the galaxy, and some of them are being carried by other people. Do I still own those? In real life I would no longer own those or have anyway of retrieving them. Yet my inventory list shows who has it and where it is.
I only bring this up because when I first started, I picked up an item that belonged to someone else (didn't know any better at the time). At some point, he changed the name of the item to 'STOLEN FROM XXXX BY AMP THANE THIEF' (I can't remember the guy's name). I contacted him and paid him for the item, since I didn't want to be a thief. But, this would never happen in real life.
Light speed is too slow! We're going to have to go right to...Ludicrous speed.
Amp Thane, Captain, BFF-1 class freighter EQUUS