FTL Travel: Not so impossible after all?:

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1 MajorTom17th Sep 2012 03:24:57 PM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
Aussie Tolkien freak
@Tom: Geez you sure sound excited...
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
3 MajorTom17th Sep 2012 03:36:16 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.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
4 InverurieJones17th Sep 2012 03:36:28 PM from North of the Wall. , 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.
The owls are not what they seem.
5 FurikoMaru17th Sep 2012 03:41:23 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 Parable17th Sep 2012 03:43:12 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.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
7 Blackmoon17th Sep 2012 03:43:31 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

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8 InverurieJones17th Sep 2012 03:45:34 PM from North of the Wall. , 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.
The owls are not what they seem.
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 Olivetree17th Sep 2012 03:52:09 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 OrangeSpider17th Sep 2012 04:48:24 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 MarkVonLewis17th Sep 2012 05:09:32 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.
"Skeggǫld, Skálmǫld, Skildir ro Klofnir,"
13 TamH7017th Sep 2012 05:18:13 PM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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 FurikoMaru17th Sep 2012 05:19:24 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 OrangeSpider17th Sep 2012 05:33:07 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.
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 Phoenixor17th Sep 2012 05:37:30 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 MajorTom17th Sep 2012 05:47:10 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!
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
19 TamH7017th Sep 2012 05:50:19 PM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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 IraTheSquire17th Sep 2012 06:06:15 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.
I AM A DALEK!!

The human body is obscene. It must be replaced!
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 FurikoMaru17th Sep 2012 06:41:48 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 SpookyMask17th Sep 2012 09:25:46 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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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 Parable17th Sep 2012 09:26:45 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Europa? What's so great about that moon?
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.

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