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Message 1001628 - Posted: 7 Jun 2010, 22:57:49 UTC
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Speed of light travel now possible!!!

I believe that Mankind travelling at the speed of light is now possible. Its possible because of the recent announcement that Craig Venter has created Synthetic life; BBC news story; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10132762.stm

How can we travel at the Speed of light???
Ok, humans travelling at the speed of light won't be possible straight away, but it is no longer science fiction. Fast forward a few years to the stage when mankind has perfected the ability to create Synthetic life, just as Craig Venter has done. At that stage, once the technique is perfected, we can copy the human DNA code for any person on earth and recreate a second copy of the person, less the memories and life experience.

If we can recreate a copy of the person here on earth, then we can also radio the DNA information to the Moon, Mars, or any nearby exoplanet at the speed of light. Then all you need is another laboratory at the destination where the DNA information is sent and you can recreate the person there!!!

Hence you have sent a person, or the DNA information to create that person at the speed of light, dramatically reducing the time it takes to travel anywhere in space.

Now there are a couple of ways to look at this. One scenario would mean first sending a human crew on a rocket with a "Human recreation" laboratory or machine. That crew would have to go through all the problems associated with travelling massive distances in space. The problems of building the massive rocket, carrying all the food, air, water and fuel for the trip, very difficult.

The other way would be to just build a much smaller and cheaper unmanned rocket complete with a fully automated machine that would travel to its destination and then, when it receives its DNA instructions, it builds the person. Then we would have two of the same person so we would kill the person thats here on earth. An ethical problem, i know, but not really when you know the person has been recreated somewhere else.

I know that there are many blanks that i have not filled in here. But i'm sure many of you will agree with me that within a few years or decades, humans travelling at the speed of light will be possible, at least sending the DNA information will be possible anyway!! And given enough time, i bet we will also crack exactly how to copy the human memory information too. I also speculate that we will eventually crack the whole lot and be able to fully recreate the fully working adult person complete with memory in a few hours or days meaning that the full adult person will appear at the destination instead of creating a brand new foetus or new baby that would require years of care and attention.

Any thoughts guys!
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Message 1001755 - Posted: 8 Jun 2010, 11:23:17 UTC - in response to Message 1001628.
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Certainly an intriguing idea.
Don't see the necessity to ellimate the host human on earth.
I would be quite happy with a copy of me,
as long as he was a few light years away :)

Why are folk so uptight about cloning?

Imagine 20 Stephen Hawkings, 20 Einsteins, 20 Carl Sagans along with the other genius physicists out there working together in multiples?
That would advance science no end.

I also see nothing intrincically wrong with breeding a worker society,
physically endowed for manual labour,
or genetically adapted to be resistant to environmental hazards.
The bees do it. So do ant colonies.
In a new reinvented society it would work,
particularly if we colonised another planet,
and never ever adopt the political systems we have here on earth.
Oh, and while we are at it on colonising another planet,
mandatory to leave earthly religions at home.
Come up with a new one that integrates the best of each.
But only one.

Cloning would only cause a problem among the unscrupulous,
which is probably inevitably unavoidable.

It could provide untold good though if a loved one, particularly a child,
died in an accident and could be reborn.

Anyway, I would like to see the technology proven though.
Maybe there are cloned humans already,
in some covert laboratory.

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Message 1004892 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 22:57:41 UTC - in response to Message 1001755.
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Certainly an intriguing idea.
Don't see the necessity to ellimate the host human on earth.
I would be quite happy with a copy of me,
as long as he was a few light years away :)


If you use this method to travel at the speed of light, it would be best to kill the original YOU that's left here on earth because there would then be 2 of YOU, but from that moment onward, the two of YOU would become different people having different life experiences. There would be no unusual reason why you would have to kill the original YOU, but if you think through all the various scenarios, there would be no reason to keep the original copy, it would just become a different person who looked like you. The travelling you would be the one with the richer life experience and knowledge.

Why are folk so uptight about cloning?

Imagine 20 Stephen Hawkings, 20 Einsteins, 20 Carl Sagans along with the other genius physicists out there working together in multiples?
That would advance science no end.

Diversity is very important, its critical! Even thought Sagan and Einstein were great thinkers, the world is a richer place with many diverse minds that think in different ways.

I also see nothing intrincically wrong with breeding a worker society,
physically endowed for manual labour,
or genetically adapted to be resistant to environmental hazards.
The bees do it. So do ant colonies.
In a new reinvented society it would work,
particularly if we colonised another planet,
and never ever adopt the political systems we have here on earth.
Oh, and while we are at it on colonising another planet,
mandatory to leave earthly religions at home.
Come up with a new one that integrates the best of each.
But only one.

Cloning would only cause a problem among the unscrupulous,
which is probably inevitably unavoidable.

It could provide untold good though if a loved one, particularly a child,
died in an accident and could be reborn.

Anyway, I would like to see the technology proven though.
Maybe there are cloned humans already,
in some covert laboratory.

In many ways we do this today Gerard. We in the western world employ the cheaper nations like China, Taiwan and South Korea to manufacture all the stuff we use. In many ways, this is a type of slave labour. Once countries like China, Taiwan and South Korea become expensive and educated, then us westerners will move on to cheaper African countries to manufacture our stuff. If we end up mastering the creation of Synthetic life, we will probably develop a race of human like creatures, very strong but with the intelligence of a dog that will work as manufacturing slaves. Maybe there genes could be designed so they don't feel emotion, they just obey commands. Maybe they could be designed just to work like computers.

I'm surprised this message is getting very few repies, i think its an incredible break through that its now possible for mankind to travel at the speed of light. I partisipated in a message here about traveling at the speed of light about 2 years ago and the chat went on for months with no firm conclusion as to if it would ever be possible. Most people, including myself thought speed of light travel would never be possible. Now its possible, we just need to build a portable Human DNA replication machine and put it on a rocket to its destination.

John.
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