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originally posted by: watchandwait410
a reply to: alfa015
Well they (some people) say that the Government has technology 50 years ahead of the main stream so maybe they already have a working ship. That is just wishful thinking though.
originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: watchitburn
Anti-gravity is way cheaper (and cooler).
There is one kind of field for every type of elementary particle. For instance, there is an electric field whose quanta are electrons, and an electromagnetic field whose quanta are photons. The force carrier particles that mediate the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions are called gauge bosons.
Gravity is not a part of the Standard Model, but it is thought that there may be particles called gravitons which are the excitations of gravitational waves. The status of this particle is still tentative, because the theory is incomplete and because the interactions of single gravitons may be too weak to be detected.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
While I am all for dreaming big. Well sometimes, your head is so far in the clouds that you end up tripping on a twig and impale yourself on a sharpened pencil, in that long fall down. From time to time, may want to keep your eyes to the ground.
I do not even see a reason or point to things becoming more technological then they are now, nor will they. And if anything maybe it would have been better that things never progressed beyond the horse and carriage, as that is the highest mindset were a lot of people are at. Even in venting the internet may have been a bad idea, but then again, how would people find out how much of idiots they are without it, so it was necessary.
So ya, no anti matter, and this whole traveling to other planets and stars. Put it on the back burner, and leave it in the stories, there in the section at the library right next to fantasy, right next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. I mean so many issues and problems on hand, and when you dont even have a definitive definition gravity, I would say, your really reaching with anti-matter.
Now if people want to put there mind to something and solve something, maybe start with something much more easy then trying to living some million of lightyears away on a planet that would likely kill you in a second if you actually step out of the buggy. Such as climate change, and even in that it would take generations just to sort through all the bull#, or how about balancing the budget, they have been trying to do that for oh over a hundred years now. Still have not succeeded.
But all that it would be infinitely easier then making a anti-matter drive to head of to another system. Eyes to the ground. Or at least once in a while, least you all trip over your own feet.