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    Because its complete bullshit? Even traveling at the speed of light it would take years to get anywhere. We have more pressing issues than interstellar travel.
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    I suggest we ransack the upper east side and get Nikki Hilton naked in a guillotine

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    Its NASA what the fuck do you think they do?
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    what's more pressing than a DYING SUN?!?!
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    NASA should be working on replicators. And holodecks. and transporters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannock View Post
    Because its complete bullshit? Even traveling at the speed of light it would take years to get anywhere. We have more pressing issues than interstellar travel.
    You don't seem to understand what "warp drive" means. It does not mean traveling at light speed. The concept entails using energy to warp the space in different ways around the craft (i.e. condensing it in front of you and expanding behind) such that it's space that's doing the moving, not the craft. The speed of light is not a constraint.

    Everyone with a basic knowledge of this subject knows that traveling exactly at light speed is ridiculous because it would require an infinite amount of energy to accelerate to that speed. In theory it takes a finite amount bend space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    NASA should be working on replicators. And holodecks. and transporters.
    What do those have to do with space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    You don't seem to understand what "warp drive" means. It does not mean traveling at light speed. The concept entails using energy to warp the space in different ways around the craft (i.e. condensing it in front of you and expanding behind) such that it's space that's doing the moving, not the craft. The speed of light is not a constraint.

    Everyone with a basic knowledge of this subject knows that traveling exactly at light speed is ridiculous because it would require an infinite amount of energy to accelerate to that speed. In theory it takes a finite amount bend space.
    I had a defense of grannock posted here but that one below pretty much made it unnecessary. Flame away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    You don't seem to understand what "warp drive" means. It does not mean traveling at light speed. The concept entails using energy to warp the space in different ways around the craft (i.e. condensing it in front of you and expanding behind) such that it's space that's doing the moving, not the craft. The speed of light is not a constraint.

    Everyone with a basic knowledge of this subject knows that traveling exactly at light speed is ridiculous because it would require an infinite amount of energy to accelerate to that speed. In theory it takes a finite amount bend space.
    Nasa, flushing money down the toilet at near light speed!

    Basic knowledge of the subject would mean that you know we are currently traveling at 99.99999999999999999999999999% the speed of light on our planet roating around a sun rotaing around a galaxy roating through the universe. Were already on a warp bubble baby, let right this ship before we try and build a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I had a defense of grannock posted here but that one below pretty much made it unnecessary. Flame away.
    I liked your last sentence of the paragraph you deleted.

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    Nasa, flushing money down the toilet at near light speed!

    Basic knowledge of the subject would mean that you know we are currently traveling at 99.99999999999999999999999999% the speed of light on our planet roating around a sun rotaing around a galaxy roating through the universe. Were already on a warp bubble baby, let right this ship before we try and build a new one.
    What?

    There are seriously so many things wrong with that post.
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    Physicists Invent (Tiny) Working Tractor Beam, World Becomes Instantly More Awesome

    http://www.geekosystem.com/working-tractor-beam/


    You guys, hold the phone. Drop whatever youíre doing right now. Is it dropped? Yes? Good. We have tractor beams now! Like where you zap a thing with a laser and pull it toward you with beam power? Yeah, those! We have those now. Even though they are super tiny and effective only on microscopic items like silica spheres suspended in water for right now, they are still working tractor beams, and now that we have the principle down, they are pretty much only going to get cooler from here. If you canít get excited about that, I donít even know what to say, as I have to assume you are already dead inside.


    The new tractor beam design uses a special type of laser known as Bessel beams. Rather than a single beam, Bessel beams are transmitted as concentric circles that converge around the point theyíre directed at. This gives the beams a unique quality. If you place a small object between the source of the beam and its destination, the concentric rings of the Bessel beam can reform around the object. That makes it possible for Bessel beams to pull or push objects ó a quality of the beams that had been hypothetical until now.

    After working with single Bessel beams to try and perfect a tractor beam and failing, New York University physicists David Ruffner and David Grier assembled a device that overlaps two Bessel beams. That overlap, combined with a slight distortion of the beams from a specialized lens, creates a strobing effect in the beams, producing enough energy to pull tiny grains of silica back toward the source of the beams.

    The researchersí work may not be right for tractor beams of the future, which will be used to assemble our space stations and hold extraterrestrial ships in place so we can board and raid them. Scaling up the current design would mean using a ton of energy, and probably destroying whatever objects you were attempting to manipulate with the beam. It opens the door to a really sweet new technology pulled right from the screens of science fiction, though, and most days, thatís good enough for us.

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    Ring me when Tractor Beams can outpower Warp Drives.

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    Lol at the last 2 sentences. This technology ony works on micrograms of silica, requires waaaaaaay to much energy if scaled up and would likely destroy things instead of "pulling" them. Fuck it, wrte them a 10 million dollar grant, this shit reminds me of star wars.

    If anyone wants to read about game changing future technology, read up on LENR. In one hundred years, people will talk about the church-like supression of cold fusion technology by the scientific mainstream. We gladly fund mit's plasma fusion laboratory while they waste time and funding useless nuclear theory, while italians are building working cold fusion devices that operate in excess of 1000C, produce no emissions, and are smaller than a poster tube.


    Everyone needs to get their heads put of their asses, and solve our energy crisis, before we worry about mimicking science fantasy television.
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    Newsflash: researchers specialize in different things and research accordingly.
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    Newsflash, researchers research what the public is willing to fund. Right now biodeisel is the higest funded research in america. Why? Because exxon and bp are throwing billions at it becuase all of their infrastructure would woork with this very ungreen, but politically painted green, energy source.

    Research is a job, people will work for a paycheck. A news article about star trek is exactly what the public deems prudent. Just look at this thread. Cold fusion and CO2 capture that would preserve our planet? Nah we need warp bubbles and tractor beems biotch! That shit is cool yo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannock View Post
    Newsflash, researchers research what the public is willing to fund. Right now biodeisel is the higest funded research in america. Why? Because exxon and bp are throwing billions at it becuase all of their infrastructure would woork with this very ungreen, but politically painted green, energy source.

    Research is a job, people will work for a paycheck. A news article about star trek is exactly what the public deems prudent. Just look at this thread. Cold fusion and CO2 capture that would preserve our planet? Nah we need warp bubbles and tractor beems biotch! That shit is cool yo!
    you dolt. we need all kinds of research in endless fields about endless subjects. that is how we as humans advance.
    now is it sad certain subjects get repressed for certain individuals monetary gain... yea, but that happens in every FIELD, not just science.

    quick someone invent a corruption detector/eliminator
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    Who the fuck is this bumbling turd?

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    News flash! The population of the world! Dick sprouts.

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    Can we all just agree that all of our children/grandchildren will have spaceships with warp drives; it's just that the cool spaceships will be the ones with tractor beams as well.
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    and powered by lenr (cold fusion)
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    eh, youre the one in a public place reading a music festival forum thread about ganja. Expect some titties.

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    Or biodiesel.
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    It's cute that you guys think our children will have anything but spearing irradiated cockroaches on old bicycle spokes for food and sport.

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    If anyone wants to read about game changing future technology, read up on LENR.
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    A news article about star trek is exactly what the public deems prudent. Just look at this thread. Cold fusion and CO2 capture that would preserve our planet? Nah we need warp bubbles and tractor beems biotch! That shit is cool yo!
    This thread is just what a small group of people individually find interesting. That doesn't mean there's any consensus that these things should be taken seriously.

    And shit, if you think LENR is interesting and worthy of attention post an article about it. Be the change, participate instead of whining and spinning conspiracy theories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    It's cute that you guys think our children will have anything but spearing irradiated cockroaches on old bicycle spokes for food and sport.
    Yeah but they're not going to know anything about the greats of the sport, like Jim. Oh and Sharon from near where the river used to be. And the creepy guy who smells like rotting bark? I have never seen someone wield bicycle spokes like him.
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    "Better bark than miss the ark." - Janny Toadfoot

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    Maybe your kids won't know much, but mine are prepared. Jed's getting his first firesteel this year, and Ezekiel's flintknapping at a fifth grade level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    It's cute that you guys think our children will have anything but spearing irradiated cockroaches on old bicycle spokes for food and sport.
    Exactly.
    "How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannock View Post
    Newsflash, researchers research what the public is willing to fund. Right now biodeisel is the higest funded research in america. Why? Because exxon and bp are throwing billions at it becuase all of their infrastructure would woork with this very ungreen, but politically painted green, energy source.

    Research is a job, people will work for a paycheck. A news article about star trek is exactly what the public deems prudent. Just look at this thread. Cold fusion and CO2 capture that would preserve our planet? Nah we need warp bubbles and tractor beems biotch! That shit is cool yo!
    Thanks for telling me how research works, I had no idea.
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