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FTL Travel: Not so impossible after all?:

 1 Major Tom, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:24:57 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Science is beginning to think the "universal speed limit" may really only be a suggestion.

Possibly functional warp drives? FUND IT! FUND IT NAO!
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 2 Morwen Edhelwen, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:33:09 PM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
@Tom: Geez you sure sound excited...
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 3 Major Tom, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:36:16 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Why shouldn't I be? I like space travel and the thought of Humanity conquering the cosmos as opposed to being chained to this mudball of a planet for the next 1000 years.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 4 Inverurie Jones, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:36:28 PM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jones is invading the rest of the universe as soon as that thing is built. Oh, yes.
Winter is Coming

'I can think of no more stirring symbol of manís humanity to man than a fire engine.'

 5 Furiko Maru, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:41:23 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Have fun, dead man. I'll stay behind and wait until the inevitable problems are resolved. My mother did not go without her entire life to raise me just to lose me to my own stupidity and thirst for adventure.

 6 Parable, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:43:12 PM from California Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
"mudball of a planet"

Hey, watch your mouth. That's my planet you're talking about.
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
 7 Blackmoon, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:43:31 PM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
My mother did not go without her entire life to raise me just to lose me to my own stupidity and thirst for adventure.

Well, mine bloody well did.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND, MOTHERFUCKERS

edited 17th Sep '12 3:43:49 PM by Blackmoon

月を見るたび思い出せ
 8 Inverurie Jones, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:45:34 PM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
[up][up][up] I do have fun. I've had rather a lot over the years. Wouldn't have had any of it without being slightly batshit with a thirst for adventure.
Winter is Coming

'I can think of no more stirring symbol of manís humanity to man than a fire engine.'

SCIENCE! is all about turning the Laws of Physics into the Suggestions of Physics.

Okay, that's not true it all. But damn it, I want my FTL hovercar!

 10 Olivetree, Mon, 17th Sep '12 3:52:09 PM from A silly little Island off the coast of an island Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Psionic
This is awesome. Without a doubt.
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
 11 Orange Spider, Mon, 17th Sep '12 4:48:24 PM from Ursalia Relationship Status: On the prowl
Must Keep The Web Intact
Functional warp drives?

What's the point without the Geller fields?

Hell naw, man.

Hell naw, I ain't going there and neither are you.

The Great Northern Threadkill.
 12 Mark Von Lewis, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:09:32 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Yeah without Gellar fields the denizens of the warp will fuck you up.
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
 13 Tam H 70, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:18:13 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
Einstein should have never said that mankind will never travel faster than light.

Mankind LOVES that kind of challenge, 8-)
 14 Furiko Maru, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:19:24 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
That's only in Anti-Spiral-corrupted universes. We need to determine if the Spiral is healthy here before we waste money on Chaos-repellent. *spits, touches iron*

 15 Orange Spider, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:33:07 PM from Ursalia Relationship Status: On the prowl
Must Keep The Web Intact
I'm not sure we are speaking about the same stuff here.

The Great Northern Threadkill.
 16 Trivialis, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:36:15 PM from contemplation
Happiness
I am reminded of this ill-fated experiment.

Why are we trying to do FTL when we have trouble traveling at a fraction of that speed?
I don't need praise, I need help.
 17 Phoenixor, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:37:30 PM from Scotland. Still.
Departed days ahead.
Because life is too short to spend worrying on such trifling things as "safety" and "feasibility".
I guess we could go... wherever we please.
 18 Major Tom, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:47:10 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
^^ Because SCIENCE bitches! Why increment up slowly when you can make great leaps forward? We didn't go to the Moon after mastering space colonies in orbit, we just shot straight there!
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19 Tam H 70, Mon, 17th Sep '12 5:50:19 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
[up]Yup.

You could just as easily say, why go faster than you can run? And stick to it.

Which would have stopped us developing the horse as a means of transportation, both on the horse and towed in vehicles behind it. Or indeed the sled-dog. And so on.
 20 Ira The Squire, Mon, 17th Sep '12 6:06:15 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
The article's talking about moving space-time itself and all you can think of are warp drives? That, to me, sounds like moving objects without any regards to its mass or other mechanics (since you're moving space-time itself, the mass of the object should not matter much, unless the bend in space-time changes things). Now imagine being able to move the Earth itself with the same effort as moving an ant.

Thing is, though, I think people had talked about this for a while, and everything is still speculative.
If it's physically possible, we'll do it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow... but someday!

Samurai Troper
But....what is space-time moving in?
 23 Furiko Maru, Mon, 17th Sep '12 6:41:48 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
So later that day we set sail for Europa.
 24 Spooky Mask, Mon, 17th Sep '12 9:25:46 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Eh, if we get FTL travel and decide go for space imperialism, I hope there turns out to be aliens and there is karmic punishment tongue
Time to change the style, for now
 25 Parable, Mon, 17th Sep '12 9:26:45 PM from California Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Europa? What's so great about that moon?
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
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