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What propulsion method is best for space travel in the future?

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:07 AM
a reply to: gort51

Surely you know that Forbidden Planet is based on The Tempest, by Willy.

(Surely, you get the "surely" reference in regard to Forbidden Planet)

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:49 PM

originally posted by: ignorant_ape

Infinite improbability drive

accept no coherent explainations

"As the infinite improbability drive reaches infinite improbability, it passes through every conceivable point in every conceivable universe almost simultaneously. In other words, you're never sure where you'll and up or what species you'll be when you get there.

It's therefore important to dress accordingly."

--Douglas Adams

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:55 PM
Not physical travel. Massless projection of over-perception and awareness via amplified concepting through chemical and electrobiological enhancement.
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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:03 PM
The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR)
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posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 06:05 PM
a reply to: MaxNocerino7

Whatever method of propulsion we use will have to circumvent general relativity else we won't be building any empires based on communication nor trade

The Alcubierre drive solution not only changes those limits, it all but removes them.

Wormholes would be another method of travel that somewhat circumvents the problems that surround relativity with travel through space-time.

posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 06:11 PM
a reply to: Xeven

VASIMR drives will let us stroll around our own solar system.

But travel time between stars is untenable using such a method of propulsion.

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posted on Oct, 6 2019 @ 12:38 PM
a reply to: MaxNocerino7

Nice idea for a thread, deserves more flags. In terms of interstellar distances we need a propulsion mechanism which manipulates space-time in some way (aka a warp drive), assuming we want the trip to be shorter than a lifetime. I assume option 2, a "Black hole starship" would be a type of warp drive, by making use of the gravity fields of miniature black holes. It also recently occurred to me that "anti-gravity" drives are essentially equivalent to a warp drive or at least a prerequisite to building a warp drive, because the "negative gravity" component is crucial to warping space in a way that produces propulsion, which is why you usually hear scientists say warp drives require some form of negative energy.

There are multiple other ideas for how space could be warped but the anti-gravity approach intrigues me because I always thought anti-gravity would only really be useful in hover-boards but not for space travel, after all there is no mass to repel against in deep space, but that's not the right way of looking at it. I find Bob Lazar very hard to trust but he seems to have some knowledge about anti-gravity mechanisms. From what I remember he claims that anti-gravity crafts function by generating focused gravity waves, being powered by some sort of particle accelerator which triggers an anti-matter reaction, with element 115 playing some important role in the reaction.

The black hole idea is also interesting because Titor claimed his craft was powered by spinning micro-singularities contained by magnetic fields, much like how a particle accelerator controls the path of particles. The thing I find most interesting of course is how all these ideas of warping space-time lead to the possibility of manipulating time along with space, hence why I've made a few threads on that topic over the past year or two. It could also potentially explain why we don't have hover-boards, because you immediately open up Pandora's box and the implications of having an anti-gravity engine. Gravity defines the shape of space-time and is intrinsically linked to the way we experience the flow of time, seen in effects such as gravitational time dilation.

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