Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 12:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 12:44:If I could bet against you and get paid if I won, I would. I think it's overly optimistic to think technology will advance that far in 100 years. However, I hope I am wrong. Hell, I hope we have safe and simple interstellar travel in the next 100 years. But I doubt it.
I wish I could stay alive for another 100 years, we'd have interstellar probes by then.
You're probably right, 100 years is probably overly optimistic. Getting a probe up to speed is the challenge. We probably have the tech to build a probe that would send us data. But even at 10% light speed, that's 43 years to reach our closest neighbor, Alpha Centauri, and another 4 to start receiving data.
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