originally posted by: thepixelpusher
a reply to: BASSPLYR
I had no idea someone was gunning for Isaac. Why?
Isaac Koi has located two of the 38+ research papers generated by the AATIP and confirmed their provenance with Dr. Eric Davis, and then uploaded them
to a filesharing service for anyone to download:
Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the manipulation of extra dimensions, Richard K. Obousy and Eric W. Davis, 2010
I’ve been dying to see these and the rest of the scientific papers from the AATIP for nearly six months - these look fascinating.
The warp drive - the main focus this paper - involves local manipulation of the fabric of space in the immediate vicinity of a spacecraft. The basic
idea is to create an asymmetric bubble of space that is contracting in front of the spacecraft while expanding behind it. Using this form of
locomotion, the spacecraft remains stationary inside this "warp bubble," and the movement of space itself facilitates the relative motion of the
spacecraft. The most attractive feature of the warp drive is that the theory of relativity places no known restrictions on the motion of space itself,
thus allowing for a convenient circumvention of the speed of light barrier.
An advanced aerospace platform incorporating warp drive technology would profoundly alter the capacity to explore-and potentially to colonize-the
universe. Because a warp drive is not limited by the speed of light, one can only guess the top speeds such a technology might be capable of
For the sake of argument, let's consider the duration of trips taken by a spacecraft capable of 100c for an array of exotic destinations of possible
interest. Trips to the planets within our own solar system would take hours rather than years, and journeys to local star system would be measured in
weeks rather than hundreds of thousands of years.
Until recently, the warp drive was a concept reserved for science fiction. However, a 1994 paper by Miguel Alcubierre placed the idea on a more solid
theoretical footing. Alcubierre demonstrated that a specific Lorentzian manifold could be chosen that exhibited bubble-like features reminiscent of
the warp drive from the popular Star Trek television series. The bubble allowed for the surrounding spacetime to move at FTL speeds, and the
inhabitants of the bubble would feel no acceleration effects because spacetime itself would be in motion instead of the spacecraft and its
A number of papers have emerged in recent years that build on this original idea. However, these papers do not typically address how one might
actually create the necessary spacetime bubble. My own research directly addresses this question from a new and unique perspective and introduces a
novel paradigm shift in the field of warp drive study (Reference 2). More formally, our work approaches the physics of warp drive from the perspective
of quantum field theory; this diverges from the more traditional approach to warp drives, which utilizes the physics of general relativity. One of the
improvements the model introduces is a dramatic reduction in the overall energy required to create such a phenomenon.
The road map to this new idea was the observation that spacetime is currently known to be in a state of accelerated expansion, as demonstrated by the
redshifting of galaxies, and the belief that if the mechanism for this expansion could be understood, then it might ultimately be controlled. A
popular term used by cosmologists today is "dark energy," an exotic and ubiquitous form of energy that is believed to constitute over 70 percent of
the matter-energy content of the universe. One salient feature of dark energy is its intrinsic ability to generate negative pressure, causing the
fabric of space to expand in the way that is currently observed.
edit on 9/6/18 by Arouet because: (no reason given)