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Old 09-22-2012, 11:35 AM
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I am not a physicist but a theoretical space-bending device which requires according to a new theoretical paper so much energy that you'd have to tap into the force which causes the universe to expand, a force which is so far merely a theoretical construct as well, well, such kind of stuff cannot be labeled realistic.
It is theory, it is important, we Trekkers have every right to feel excited that some theoretical physicists are actually inspired by our favourite science-fiction story ... but to assume that this kind of stuff is realistic in the sense of realizable is folly.
Once there are few dozens papers on the subject, once we can actually harness such extreme energy sources and once concrete plans for such a space-warping device exist we can use the word realistic. Meanwhile me might satisfy ourselves with being able to harness fusion power one day.
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