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Why start trek and other space base shows and UFO will be fairytale

OtakuJo

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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 1:28 am

But on the other hand, financial situations, economic priorities, and political situations are wont to change -- much faster than the laws of physics ever will. If anything is likely to prevent us from travelling to space in the far future, the most viable candidate is probably our own extinction.


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Report this Oct. 09 2011, 3:07 pm

Quote: chucktrekA @ Sep. 18 2011, 9:19 pm

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>I agree with Lazernugget.  Remember, in the trek  universe money "doesn't exist".  And most starships are built and launched from space.

>I will remain optimistic until i die, humans will travel the stars.

>oh and theories are just that, theories, until proven or disproven.

>So I believe FTL is/will be Possible.

>


Ameen to that!  I'm an eternal optimist, that's probably why I gravitate to Star Trek.  Your reality is your focus, so why don't we focus on a positive future, instead of being negative and declaring armageddon every 5 mins.  


You have to believe that Humanity has potential, otherwise you've already given up and then what's the point of getting out of bed every morning. "We're all gonna DIE!" 


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Report this Oct. 12 2011, 10:30 pm

Oh, I can hear Q now...



"Simple! Change the gravitational constant of the universe!"


As far as I am concerned. . . nothing is truly impossible.


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Report this Oct. 22 2011, 10:30 am

This is kind of out there, but I've had this feeling that if we could find what make 2 seperate locations in space different, and were able to change the differences, we would be able to go from one location to another.  A simplistic example, we now know what makes lead different than gold. Number of protons and electrons. If we were able to add or subtract the correct number of protons and electrons, gold would instantaneously become lead or lead would become gold.  Hundreds of years ago this would have seemed like magic (protons and electrons were unheard of).  Is it possible that there is some unknown property/force that makes one area of space different from another?  If yes, than wouldn't changing that property/force  allow one to move from one area to another?      


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Report this Oct. 22 2011, 2:55 pm

Quote: Vicsage @ Oct. 22 2011, 10:30 am

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>This is kind of out there, but I've had this feeling that if we could find what make 2 seperate locations in space different, and were able to change the differences, we would be able to go from one location to another.  A simplistic example, we now know what makes lead different than gold. Number of protons and electrons. If we were able to add or subtract the correct number of protons and electrons, gold would instantaneously become lead or lead would become gold.  Hundreds of years ago this would have seemed like magic (protons and electrons were unheard of).  Is it possible that there is some unknown property/force that makes one area of space different from another?  If yes, than wouldn't changing that property/force  allow one to move from one area to another?      

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This is an interesting concept but I am not sure if it would work out. There may be to many varibles that make things distinct from one another. For instance an electron is distinct from every other electron by its, spin, orbital, energy and who knows how many other factors. We can't currently make an electron the same as another electron there would always be something differentiating them from each other. It is outside of the box ideas though that will get us thinking and maybe eventually lead to a real-world solution to interstellar travel. 


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Report this Oct. 22 2011, 4:41 pm

I'm sure eventually space travel will happen. Once we get out of the monetary system & focus on how the universe works Star Trek will no longer be a fairytale.

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Report this Oct. 23 2011, 5:28 pm

 


It is pointless having the knowledge of how to build a warp drive and how it works when less than 0.0000005% of the people on earth can go into space for one day with the cost of millions just to be in SPACE FOR ONE DAY !!!!!!!!


Unless space cost comes down and I say again unless space cost come down no one will be going into space .

Tigertarkla45

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Report this Oct. 26 2011, 11:28 am

Space cost won't come down until we invest more in research. I think the key is to make research more profitable. There are many solutions that we need for space that will also be helpful on Earth, such as lightweight but strong materials and energy solutions. Space travel is more than just propulsion. 


Also on an random note, it only costs $200,000 dollars to buy a ticket into space now that the Virgin space port is complete. 


I'm majored in Chemistry since the lab is kind of like a kitchen :-P

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Report this Dec. 06 2011, 11:18 am

The issure that comes up is space colonization and being in space for long time .Where sush subjects is irrelevant no matter if we had the technology or not .


It like talking about train cars with out no engine.Unless space cost comes down where the average middle class can go to moon or mars that alone to other star system such advance future technology that will allow interstellar spaceships seems pointless .


That face reality space technology has not taken off like the Model T Ford , wright brothers first flight , computers so on  do to cost.Only 3 countries can put people into space do to such high cost .Yet many countries have the technology to get into space but too costly to go with program to put people into space.

I'm sure most G-8 countries could easy get into space business like NASA but will not do to such high cost.

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Report this Dec. 07 2011, 6:33 am

We have already seen some of the things that these far-fetched scifi shows say could happen hundreds of year from now.  There is a device that allows a blind person to "see" although it does work somewhat differently than the visor that LaForge wears.  There are already mechanical limbs that allow someone without arms to feed himself.  The standards that they have already achieved are: precise enough to pick up a raisin without dropping it, and pick up a grape without crushing it.  Obviously, we have had advances in computer technology that can cause a scifi fan to cringe when watching a scifi movie or TV show that mentions "tapes" as data storage devices.  To quote Picard, and perhaps cause an android to look perplexed:  "Things are only impossible until they're not."  I actually have some ideas that could help with some of the limitations of a ship.

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Report this Dec. 07 2011, 9:49 am

Look, just ... just tell me something, OK? I'd like to know:
Why is reality so unsatisfying to some of you people?


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Report this Dec. 07 2011, 5:01 pm

Reality is constantly being reshaped by the developments of the imagination.  Dissatisfaction with what reality was is what enables us to watch Star Trek and discuss it over computers now.

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Report this Dec. 10 2011, 6:50 pm

Quote: nec207 @ Oct. 23 2011, 5:28 pm

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>It is pointless having the knowledge of how to build a warp drive and how it works when less than 0.0000005% of the people on earth can go into space for one day with the cost of millions just to be in SPACE FOR ONE DAY !!!!!!!!

>Unless space cost comes down and I say again unless space cost come down no one will be going into space .

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At first, only a small percentage of Europeans sailed across the atlantic to the new world. The idea then was to colinize. Several colonies were started, most failed. A few thrived, most notably Plymouth, Jamestown and St. Augustine.


Space will be the same. Only a very small percentage of humans will leave the planet, fewer still on a permanent basis. When Humans start colonizing the cosmos very very few of those humans will actually be "Earthlings". They will be human, but at least second generation OPs {off planet}.


"These people are natural born idiots."-Neelix

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Report this Dec. 11 2011, 4:04 am

I expect this to expand like other technologies.  It is going very slowly right now, but after a few major breakthroughs, there could be rapid advances in several necessary technologies.

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Report this Dec. 13 2011, 3:39 pm

Terra-forming is already theoretically possible and couuld be done with current technologies. However, the cost is so large as to be immeasurable. we Do not have the technology to transport the the needed equipment to a suitable planet, and the process would take millenia.


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