reply to post by elevatedone
This is way cool, IMO.
Yes, it is.....IMO too.
, I foresee a great many hurdles still to overcome, for a "real" 'Star Fleet'-type starship.....primarily, the fact that we likely will
have the ability, by 2032, to 'control' gravity (as in, "artificially" induced gravitational fields, for a starship that is in "zero g")
, along those same lines, that same technology.....to control (or mitigate) the force of acceleration on the occupants of such a
There HAS to be a way to (firstly) to have control over the acceleration issues....if you're going to have Human "meat" on-board....to relieve, by
some form of technology, the inevitable g-forces of acceleration.
Minor trivia from a long-time "Trekker" ("Trekkie"
is a disparaging term, but common in modern vernacular, unfortunately)....in the
'Great Bird of the Galaxy's'
original "Star Trek"
concept (the 'GBoTG'
was a moniker applied to the show's creator, Gene
Roddenberry), the "transporter" came about purely because of both budget constraints, and the need to keep the scripts 'tight', and keep a fast
That sort of tech is not necessary to this idea of the acceleration issue, for the Humans aboard a spacecraft....but, it ties together as part of the
idea that Roddenberry drew from an iconic motion picture....an idea that he adapted, and does
relate. The iconic film
Not very well-known, perhaps.....and some would say, by today's standards, had some "cheesy" special effects...however, as a story and plot, had some
brilliant concepts.....for its day.
To tie it up....the "transporter" from 'Star Trek'
was fleshed out from an idea in that movie.....to "solve" the acceleration issue, the crew
were "de-materialized" for the periods when the spacecraft was altering velocity....no "meat" to get hurt, that way.....only electrons. Then, they
were "re-materialized" when it was safe.
IF you can de-materialize someone, into constituent energy....why not, then, "beam" that energy somewhere else, to re-constitute?
Thus, the 'Star Trek'
(If you have never seen "Forbidden Planet"
, then I highly recommend it......look past the 1950s aspect of what was common, then....for
'shlocky' bad Science Fiction.....the film has been recognized as transcending the era).....
[PS],,,,well, fun doing research...seems a "re-make" is in the works! (Typical Hollywood).....:
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