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(Big Think)   Sorry, despite last week's "news," we aren't any closer to thinking that traversable wormholes are possible within our Universe   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Followup, General relativity, Quantum mechanics, quantum computer, Black hole, traversable wormholes, species of negative energy quanta, empty space, widely-used today  
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2022-12-06 10:27:27 AM  
The disassembly for transport and then the reassembly at destination continues to be problematic.
 
2022-12-06 10:39:54 AM  
When you're doing basic Newtonian physics, you can ask hypothetical questions like, "What would happen if the mass term in this equation were negative?" or "What if inertial and gravitational mass were not the same thing?", do some math, and get fantastic scenarios that are supported by the math. That does not mean that there are objects with negative mass, and most people seem to realize the difference between hypothetical unobtainium and stuff that exists in the universe.

But all of a sudden, when a theorist does the same thing with the Einstein Field Equations, pop sci fans lose their shiat and declare that wormholes have been proven to be possible.
 
2022-12-06 3:45:05 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: When you're doing basic Newtonian physics, you can ask hypothetical questions like, "What would happen if the mass term in this equation were negative?" or "What if inertial and gravitational mass were not the same thing?", do some math, and get fantastic scenarios that are supported by the math. That does not mean that there are objects with negative mass, and most people seem to realize the difference between hypothetical unobtainium and stuff that exists in the universe.

But all of a sudden, when a theorist does the same thing with the Einstein Field Equations, pop sci fans lose their shiat and declare that wormholes have been proven to be possible.


Yes, it's circular logic.
Basically, if we assume some math theories about different spatial dimensions correspond to physical reality, then we can simulate that reality, somehow proving that our original assumption was correct. Nope. It doesn't. You still have to prove the original assumption is true.
 
2022-12-06 5:06:31 PM  
I think I know how to create them...

Except it's going to take LOTS of $$$
Just for materials
And material prep alone.

But, if they can afford rocket science
They can afford this
Just going to take some convincing

Even for just a simple prototype
It's going to be a lift, to test and make sure it works.
 
2022-12-06 6:09:45 PM  

eurotrader: The disassembly for transport and then the reassembly at destination continues to be problematic.


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The disassembly is the easy step
 
2022-12-06 7:54:11 PM  
Wormholes can be problematic..

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2022-12-07 12:28:11 AM  
Where is the damn Obvious tag.
 
2022-12-07 11:44:38 AM  
If traversable wormholes are discovered, credit scores should be eliminated forever.

Just makes sense.
 
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