posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 06:54 AM
originally posted by: liejunkie01
originally posted by: pheonix358
Someone wants more funding. Someone should be doing science work rather that modeling 3D rendered Star Ships. Why go to all that trouble, there are
many more out there is SciFi world.
Seriously. A bit of putting the cart before the horse.
Concept 3D artist Mark Rademaker told io9 that "he worked with White to create the updated model, which includes a sleek ship nestled at the
center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble.
In order to figure out how to make a warp bubble you need an idea of how you might implement it.
Unless you expect them to slave around a computer screen with nothing but a bunch of equations, with no idea about a possible ship you would like to
use to implement the idea.
This my friend is science. And it seems that this guy just might be doing a hell of a job in trying to tackle the problem.
To get funding you need more that a piece of paper filled with math equations. You need something people can see and relate to.
This is absolutely true.
My 11 year old son isn't as impressed with a wall of text or a bunch of equations on a screen. Whip out a picture or a video, and it fires up his
Everyone should stop for just a few minutes and look around at the technology they use today, some of it inspired by SciFi TV shows like Star Trek
(next time anyone is holding a iPad in their hand, or any device like it, including smart phones, think about Capt. Picard reviewing something while
sitting at his desk in his ready room).
Visuals can be quite powerful when communicating an idea. I was at a city council meeting 2 nights ago, where a project that originally was to simply
move some power lines underground in a certain street, turned into a project to beautify and to fix other things. The project engineers used visuals
to present their proposals to the city council.
Prior to that, they had been granted money to come up with this proposal (in the the tens of thousands of $$). The needed the money to pay survey
crews and to pay engineering crews to come in and look at what needed to be done. The only free part was talking to the merchants on the street and
asking them what problems they were having (flooding of the street, lack of lighting) and their feelings on this idea.
They gave a very comprehensive report....and a estimated cost of about $1.2 million dollars to get the project done. But without those CGI visuals, it
would have been a very dry report. As it was, the city council and mayor really liked what they were seeing.
When I was a kid, I took a big interest in astronomy.....not because of a bunch of text or equations.....but because of all the pretty pictures in
some books from the library.