posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 11:14 AM
So let's just assume here that advanced aliens exist, and they have the technology to travel among the stars.
How would they do it?
If faster than light travel is possible, let's say...even if it's possible to travel at 100X the speed of light, or even if there is no limit - it
would still take some time to get from point A to point B regardless. There would also be hazards when you travel that quickly. It would probably be
extremely dangerous with the possibility of say hitting a small space rock or an unmapped black hole...
Well I got to thinking about interstellar travel. And if all these insane theories are correct about wormholes and being able to bend space-time to
move instantaneously between two points, that wouldn't really eliminate the need to first get to point B from point A by traditional means, map the
coordinates, then create a wormhole or what-not. Correct?
What I'm saying is, I think that even if this kind of "teleportation" technology existed, it is likely that the points would first need to be
mapped out by first physically traveling to point B. So an alien race wants to come to earth? They need to first send out a team to Earth by
traveling in a linear path, which could even mean moving forward in time by breaking the speed of light. So they would leave all their friends and
family behind, travel to Earth and create some kind of portal or whatever to send the rest of their civilization through, but by the time this team
reached us, a vast amount of time would have passed on their home planet.
Now obviously this could all be wrong, and maybe the tech would exist to simply jump around the universe on a whim by just somehow mapping a point
without first reaching it. What do you guys think?
This begs the question, if alien races need to physically travel to a point in the galaxy before they can move instantaneously between them, would any
species ever be able to actually reach another galaxy? The distance would be astronomical, and if they move forward in time when breaking the speed of
light, the species would age so much by the time that point was established...
Kind of a rant, I just thought it was an interesting subject. Looking forward to your input. Maybe there are unimaginable differences between life
forms in different galaxies, and maybe contact between galaxies is actually near impossible, even for the most advanced races?