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Feb 20, 2010

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justcorbly

As I understand these things, the second ref correctly describes the notion of warp drive as postulated by Star Trek, and some legitimate physicists. It's difficult to get our brains around it because we usually think of space as being a big bunch of nothing. You wouldn't be pelted by incoming hydrogen molecules because those in your vicinity would be moving along with you.

The catch is the staggering amounts of energy apparently needed to pull off such a stunt. Trek uses a bit of a MacGuffin - dilithium crystals -- to jump that obstacle. I believe, though, that Romulan ships are powered by artificial singularities, i.e., little black holes. Who knows? Maybe that's what the Large Hadron Collider is really up to.

James

You ain't seen nothing yet. You forgot to mention that the universe is hologram. I'll see your warp speed and raise you a brain boggle.

RBM

"My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." - J B S Haldane

Fiction is fine for getting the creative juices primed but the real deal is our Reality.

To pick up where James stopped, try this youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Holofractalist

Not included in that channel, is the work of NASA physicist Tom Campbell, my personal favorite.

James

Need site, RBM. I've become something of a fractal nut lately ... the math and the imagery just knocks my virtual socks off.

Here's more fun stuff.

James

Ummmm ... make that "neat site."

Been a long day.

RBM
... the math and the imagery just knocks my virtual socks off.
- James

My math is limited to ancient Fast Fourier Transformation exposure - does your math go deeper ?

If one is interested in this area, some keywords for searches include, 'Digital Physics', 'Virtual Reality'( The Physical World as a Virtual Reality, by Brian Whitworth seems to be the most complete),
Simulated Reality

To bring it all back around, one can dig into Jack Sarfatti's Stardrive.org

I have not read up on Jack's site. Although, I am very familiar with his activity on the fringes of science, though my extensive reading on OU/ZPE/FE.

G Bruno

Check out http://stardrive.org for ongoing progress in warp drive and related topics.

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