eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 13, 2013, 10:50:
My (not science) theory is that whatever caused these fundamental forces to appear and separate must be something we can use to cancel them locally, essentially a field around a ship. All we need to do is create a localized and tiny cosmic inflation event to propel a space ship faster than light, until we stop the reaction and it stops moving...
Hey don't laugh, it could work ;p We don't even need to do much, except canceling the fundamental forces in a way that doesn't cause the implosion of the universe...
Right, I believe that's the way current FTL theory is headed: don't move the ship, but create a space-time bubble around the ship and move the space around the bubble
. It's still a pretty big "if" though. And actually, referencing cosmic inflation was spot on. From the article:
Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed
Initially they thought the mass-energy of Jupiter would be required to acheive this, but the most recent calculations are about 1600 pounds of mass energy to move a 10 meter spacecraft.
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