reply to post by Diablos
I am not an expert, nor do I claim to be. However, I almost have to assume that any species of intelligent life forms who would care to enter our
atmosphere would have surpassed the obvious limitations related to rocket-driven models of travel. If you follow the mindset of species evolution, one
would likely have to assume that various species evolved because of various evolutionary requirements and restrictions. If you follow the religious
model of things, one could argue that "God" placed the minimal amount of intellectual capabilities into the hands of the various species and then
gave them the "tools" to evolve. Either way, it is entirely possible that our very young species is limited in our abilities based on our own
perceptions and our own evolutionary model of growth.
Perhaps one could suggest once again that gravitational force is not actually gravitational force, but actually "Centripetal Force". You can
demonstrate the effects of Centripetal Force with a very easy demonstration. Place a ball inside a bucket and swing the bucket in a full circle over
your head and back down. If the ball were to fall out of the bucket upon reaching the zenith of your swing, this would prove gravity is a
unidirectional force with downward intentions. However, the ball stays glued to the bucket if the velocity is high enough.
Very early in my life I noticed the experiment with Centripetal Force indicated something very significant. If I suddenly and abruptly stopped the
bucket from spinning, the ball came out of the bucket with tremendous force. I also noticed that reaching inside the bucket to affect the positioning
of the ball, whilst the bucket was being spun, was also EXTREMELY difficult. Also keep in mind, if I swung the bucket in the opposite direction, the
ball still stayed in place.
Allow your mind to perceive this: Our earth spins at a rate of about 1,040 mph, it also rotates around the sun. Furthermore, the sun spins around our
galactic center and our galaxy could perhaps be spinning around a universal center. I won't go further, as I said, I'm not an expert.
All of this Centripetal Force caused by continual rotations could perhaps be causing all of this gravity. My thought is this: without gravity, you
would have very little limitations of velocity with matter. I know everyone will say "Okay, but without gravitational pull, matter tends to lose
shape a bit"...For the sake of this argument, I will ignore that part for a moment.
Consider this if you will...Perhaps our species has been so focused on reaching inside the bucket whilst it spins, we've forgotten to look outside
the bucket. Never mind how difficult it would be to do something if you were inside the spinning bucket with the ball. It may appear
impossible/improbable/implausible for us to achieve velocity above light speed because, in essence, we are inside the proverbial bucket. The
Centripetal Force that is "Gravity" is holding us very tightly in our own little spot.
I don't think we need to "think outside the box"...I think we may need to think outside the bucket.
Another quick thought...If you built a rocket from inside the spinning bucket and tried to propel yourself away from the ball as fast as you could,
you only end up hitting the wall of the bucket. As with our plausible ability to accelerate past the speed of light at this point, our relatively (no
pun intended) feeble rockets will invariably always hit a wall.
However, I didn't post this to show the OP was exactly correct. I meant to add something to this...
Ultra-high frequency magnetic interruption can and does break down the resistance caused by Centripetal Force. Place a magnet outside the bucket and a
magnet inside the bucket. Every time the magnet inside the bucket passes the magnet outside the bucket, if both magnets have enough "draw", the
magnet inside the bucket jumps from wherever it is "resting" to a point where it meets the magnet outside of the bucket.
I think it is entirely possible/plausible and likely we may be able to disperse the draw of Centripetal Force in a manner which allows our resistance
inside the bucket to become a non-issue. By containing the sphere of this "magnetic interruption", one could potentially travel freely about within
such a device, without much concern for restrictions of velocity.
It is my belief that we are limited only because we say we are. I also believe we may have the potential right now to change our thinking a bit and
reach out further into our galactic neighborhood. I personally don't lend much credit to technological views of limitations from the past. After all,
you would have been called a nut if you had told people back then that an invisible field surrounds nearly every building in the world and allows
people to look other people directly in the eyes when they speak with them from across the globe.