posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:34 PM
Was unsure where to put this, this was the closest match. This is based on speculation and science as I know of it, so please keep the criticism to a
minimal. So i'm writing a scifi novel as some of you know, wanted to get as close to truth as possible. How do you travel near the speed of light,
you basically have to strap a weightless high powered engine unto something with the weight of a feather. How do you do this? You remove it's mass,
ie the speculative design of the TR3-b aircraft. If the theories are even close to accurate, then reduces the mass of the craft by at least 11%.
Strap say an anti-matter engine, or even nuclear powered engine onto something with very little mass, what is going to happen? Its going to fly and
its going to fly very very fast. Okay so you have little mass, which is one of the biggest obstacles in obtaining FTL because as the speed increases,
so does the mass and the need to provide an endless amount of energy to push this mass. But, if the mass can be reduced substantially by what I call
"spinning the rings", doesn't this act as a work around for Einstein's equation? If yes then good news, if not, then the The Alcubierre drive still
stands a chance whether or not it could be related to this theory. I think the secret is in gravity control, the one force we've failed to
realized... publicly of course, who knows what is being worked on in real life. Whether it be with "rings" or The Alcubierre drive, in either case
gravity has to be manipulated. Einstein was a smart guy, but he never said FTL was impossible as far as I know...just difficult. It was one of the
things he could not include in his equation. So lets designate this thread as a discussion regarding FTL or even NEAR light speed travel. Granted
near light speed will come in handy in regards to traveling our our solar system or even our nearest star(s)...but FTL can take us beyond the reaches
of known science. We also come across the theories that you cannot get to your destination before the day you left, this is also relevant I think.
So if by simply mass, you can go FTL, what would happen? I split this up in two ways, doing it by simply pushing weightless matter(pedal to the
floor), and by using something to work around relativity such as The Alcubierre drive which expands and contracts space to introduce an effect that
basically works around the laws of physics.
If nothing else its certainly worthy of discussion, a topic i'm more than happy to introduce and take part in.
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