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omegaman 09-20-2012 01:17 PM

Warp Drives Might Be More Realistic Than Thought
 
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...ive-plausible/

Saquist 09-20-2012 02:14 PM

Thank you Omega. Very informative.

I can't count how many times I've said it. Warp Drive is realistic not just by theory but by effective demonstration at an event horizon. I've had that discussion a dozen times and it's far too obvious to anyone that knows the slightest bit on how space and gravity work.

Amazingly Trek got alot of stuff right.
So far shot down:
Warp speed isn't possible: Wrong
Trek ship are the wrong shape: Doesn't really matter and wrong
Instant Transportation isn't possible: Wrong

For being in an incredible time our young minds are incredibly hard headed. We could do some amazing things if the average mind would try some thinking and exploring on knowledge rather than believing the tripe their spoon fed from the media and internet outlets.

Dare to understand what you know...

NCC-73515 09-21-2012 10:38 AM

At school, I was always ridiculed for being sure it's possible XD

Captain Tom Coughlin 09-21-2012 11:25 AM

Whether or not warp drive is possible is still at best an open question. These are little more than interesting intellectual exercises at our current level of technology. There is nothing here in practical terms that could lead to the production of warp drive. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

And if it is possible, it's a very long way off.

kevin 09-21-2012 12:12 PM

The article clearly points out this remains theoretical with several hurdles to be overcome even if the theory was moved along to 'practical' stages. We remain unpossessed of all the understanding to make it work.

Like it says, in the 'far future'.................maybe.

Captain Tom Coughlin 09-21-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevin (Post 326586)
The article clearly points out this remains theoretical with several hurdles to be overcome even if the theory was moved along to 'practical' stages. We remain unpossessed of all the understanding to make it work.

Like it says, in the 'far future'.................maybe.


Exactly

horatio 09-21-2012 12:57 PM

Aha, so it doesn't require a gargantuan but merely a giganormous amount of energy which cannot be created by ordinary means but requires that we tap into the funky force that is supposed to cause the expansion of the universe. Realistic sounds different.

Akula2ssn 09-21-2012 01:08 PM

More hypothetical than theoretical. Not a naysayer myself, but there's far too many missing pieces in the theoretical aspect. Even if there weren't, it still remains little more than academic. Even with 100% efficiency, powering such a thing isn't even practical. Generally speaking, we aren't even within the ballpark of 25% energy efficiency. Thermal dynamics is kind of a b***h in that regard.

Captain Tom Coughlin 09-21-2012 01:21 PM

When we say theory, we aren't even talking about the engineering aspects of it. We are saying this is nothing more than interesting abstract mathematical theory. There is nothing even close to anything of a practical nature here yet.

Akula2ssn 09-21-2012 01:34 PM

And seldom does the theoretical translate smoothly to the practical.


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