Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by TheMailMan78, Sep 19, 2012.
Dunno if this has been posted yet but its very cool. I love playing football.
If the universe exists, it was made.. Within those same rules anything can happen.. Amazing to think this is becoming plausible now a days.. I <3 an elegant solution.. E=MC2 is elegant and simple..
This thing seems just simple and elegant enough to have a shot maybe.. I sure hope people start looking into it anyway.. The other things something like this could be applied to are endless..
PS: I just never know when TMM is trolling anymore...lol.. I brace myself for the coming ridicule for giving this possible credance.. XD
It seems simple due to the media outlet I quoted. Believe me its VASTLY more complected then a football floating inside a woman's diaphragm.
Two words. Event Horizon.
But could anything be more sexy? I doubt it..
Cool find MM, Dig it.
When they started talking about only needing the power of the voyager space craft, is when my ears perked up.. That would be something..
Love that movie.
This came to mind
Actually, I think Vulcan ships are a more logical choice for the this story.
Yep that's what I thought when I saw the picture and read the description. Vulcan ships are actually the only ones capable of warp travel.
On a more serious note, I'd like to be able to see a real development on this during my lifetime (I'm 29), but I don't expect to see an actual drive anytime soon. It's like Da Vinci and it's flying machines. I have little doubt that if posible scientists will find the science behind warp travel in say, the next 25 years, but I think we are easily 100-200 years away from having the technology to actually build one, if at all posible.
it's like saying
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_Battery : real nuclear power plants soon
people thought they were crazy too, lazers and robots who writes about that stuff before they exist? I really hope someone pitchforked those wizzards before they had time to spread their blasphemy!
Just as I expected, Gene Roddenberry was given some ideas from a future civilization with time travel in order to speed up technology's progress. Really it makes sense.
Well duuuh, we know that already...
It is interesting to always see how the world prefers to keep thinking it is flat..
I can't laugh off any possibilities, especially ones that Einstein has made efforts in..
Light and radio were unthinkiable at one point. I think this will be like a microwave oven in a couple hundred years..
Just another common household appliance, for all I know..
The potential is there..
We keep thinking so flatly, but the only way we will ever change, is to do what these people are doing.
Think outside the box..
Am I the only one that noticed this:
They reduced the equivalent power levels required for warp speed from Jupiter to Voyager. From a planet that is almost a star, to something that could fit in your yard.
Sounds like the same creative accounting we use in the euro zone to fix the crisis.
Are those power levels quoted in E=mc² ? Anyone want to do some math to figure out how many kWh in 1 gram of matter (using E=mc²)
Creative accounting kept me out of jail a few years back. It works.
On a serious note I think the guy who is "testing" this hasn't had a real peer review yet. Unless hes discovered something mathematically scientist have been missing for about 90 years now its BS........or this is just fluff to get a nice fat grant. NASA has been gutted the last few years. They need to rattle some cages.
das ist lustig!
We are all doomed!
The Euroverse will fold in onto itself!
Nice post, TMM.
Meh, it's easy to scoff at untestable and unproven theories.. It's harder to come up with them in the first place.. I'm just happy people are trying to go beyond the physical and reach a deeper understanding, on how everything works.
doesn't such a warp drive enable FTL information transfer (yes i know the ship itself is not travelling faster than c) ? Which would violate causality?
Real "Warp Drive" soon.
Real "Time Machine" soon.
You need to contact... Mythbusters!
... or this guy?
I was explaining to my 11 yr old, it's always possible to travel forward in time, but travelling back is a different story.
That is the way I perceive it.
You fold time/space and move object from point a to b.
Its the worm hole argument. In all honesty I agree with W1zz. I just thought it was kinda cool to hear this in the news for a change instead of all the doom and gloom.
I don't think so, because nothing moved faster than light and that's what causality says in the end. I'm no expert at all, but as far as I remember causality goes hand in hand with the principle of locality. Within the local frame light would still travel at light speed and much faster than anything else, hence causality is not violated. I think.
EDIT: Hmm I now understand what TMM meant with the worm hole argument. And yes it is exactly the same. For those who don't know what it means (like me), this is it:
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