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Message 1362156 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 15:15:55 UTC

A work in progress. That being said, it's still pretty intense to see the working theory being done by scientists. If they are able to prove it as practical, that would be pretty cool. Again, a theory that's nifty to see some attention and testing. Who knows what the future holds. Another intriguing explanation.

And then we can't humor the possibility without watching this!
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Message 1362163 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 15:28:00 UTC

I have always said that Einstein was mistaken and that faster than light travel was possible. What he did was to propose theories based upon the scientific knowledge at the time, and which all these years later, still cannot yet be disproved.

But we will see ....

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Message 1362341 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 0:50:42 UTC

This is testing a hypothesis to find out if it can become a theory.
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Message 1362346 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 1:15:00 UTC - in response to Message 1362322.

Wait for the working model before you make any plans. Probably pseudo-science.

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Message 1362427 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 8:05:44 UTC

I think it's kind of like the experiments that have been conducted in teleportation. I have seen so far that they have been able to transmit the information about a single atom. A very long way from sending you or me anywhere. But that's not saying that a young genius sometime in the not so distant future won't have a eureka moment and invent a truly unique transportation method.
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Message 1362440 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 9:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 1362427.
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Message 1362466 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 12:16:49 UTC - in response to Message 1362440.

...Leave it to the debbie downers of the forums. I knew you two gentlemen would show up and try to burst the "what if?" bubble of hopeful nature associated in hearing of these exciting experiments going on in this field.

But ya failed! Still exciting and still worth keeping an eye on for the rest of us! New discoveries are made all the time, this perhaps could have the potential of becoming something one day, and then again it may not :D
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Message 1362516 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 14:17:54 UTC - in response to Message 1362466.

It's probably an advantage to be an informed skeptic than to be a starry-eyed dreamer. There's less chance of being duped by the man at the medicine show selling snake oil. Until the laws of physics change (as they become more refined with time and advanced proof /disproof of theories) then warp drives, teleportation and traveling faster than the speed of light will remain whimsical fantasies.

I say keep dreaming and wishing but keep your eyes wide open at the same time.

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Message 1362518 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 14:18:49 UTC - in response to Message 1362466.

...Leave it to the debbie downers of the forums. I knew you two gentlemen would show up and try to burst the "what if?" bubble of hopeful nature associated in hearing of these exciting experiments going on in this field.

But ya failed! Still exciting and still worth keeping an eye on for the rest of us! New discoveries are made all the time, this perhaps could have the potential of becoming something one day, and then again it may not :D
It was Dr. Einstein who said: 'Imagination is more important than knowledge'.

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Message 1362547 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 15:54:15 UTC

...Leave it to the debbie downers of the forums.

And just who might they be?

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Message 1362564 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 16:20:55 UTC

I think that teleportation of photons is already being done. But they are massless particles.
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Message 1362582 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 16:43:30 UTC

Exactly my point. If Einstein's theorys are correct, then things have to have negative mass to go faster than light. Now, how do we maake a spaceship with negative mass? Or more sensibly, how do we make a spaceship that appears to physics to have negative mass??

Solve that one, and we might be getting some where!

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Message 1362585 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 16:54:06 UTC

IF they can perfect that quantum computer. Then we might see some break throughs in physics and quantom mechanics.
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Message 1362655 - Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 19:11:37 UTC

Glen, they have found a "Higgs like" particle, and they think that there may be many more like that. We still don't know the ultimate answer and I'm not sure that we ever will.

James, that direction may possibly give the best results.



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Message 1362795 - Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 6:26:34 UTC

I guess I am one of the "debbie downers" the young man referred to. When I was 15 I watched Star Trek and when I was 18 I watched "2001 a Space Odyssey". Living in Florida I also watched Alan Shepard, John Glenn and most of the other Astronauts take off into space right up to the last shuttle launch. It thrilled me then and it thrilled me watching the last shuttle mission launch. But, probably as a factor in growing old I have come to realize that deep space flight, even as depicted in "2001" is several human generations away. But I would love to be proved wrong.
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