minoridiot: I bet if you hit a rock at that speed you'll need to replace the whole windshield.
t3knomanser: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Nobody thought humans could fly in a heavier-than-air craft, either. The science of the day was very certain of this.Not really. The very idea was absurd on its face- heavier-than-air-craft occur in nature. While none approach man-sized, it's very clear that it's little more than an engineering challenge. There was no physical limit that prevented heavier-than-air craft. It was a matter of understanding the principles of extant heavier-than-air craft (birds) and scaling them to human scales.Nothing travels faster than light*. When we find an existing FTL particle, then we can start talking about scaling it up to human beings. As it stands now, there's no reason to even discuss FTL in a serious way. Further, since FTL also allows time travel, it raises the next question: why aren't we receiving signals from our future selves?* Quantum entanglement arguably has an FTL component, but since we don't know of any mechanism for information exchange, I'd hesitate to say that anything actually goes faster than light. Since any communication over quantum effects still requires a causal, light-speed channel, you're still rate limited to the speed of light.
Priapetic: He's only done this once before/Must bring your own weapons, safety not guaranteed.
The Irresponsible Captain: Well, the engines don't move the ship at all. The ship stays where it is and the engines move the universe around it. It's simple, really./Nothing's a complete load! Not if you can imagine it. That's what being a scientist is all about.
t3knomanser: Any FTL device is also a time travel device, and vice versa.
Any Pie Left: Quantum Thruster
MayoSlather: But how would he generate that kind of power?
uttertosh: Stone Meadow: Has Technobevets weighed in on this yet? I can't form an opinion until I read his.He's still 3d printing his opinion.
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