An Inertial Dampener can be made by altering the flow of time.
This idea is entirely theoretical and I have no hard science to back it up. It is purely speculative, but the ideas involved are completely based in
science, so I felt it was appropriate in this forum.
An Inertial dampener is a completely imaginary device. It was invented by science-fiction writers. If a spacecraft were to go from zero to warp speed
in an instant, the acceleration involved would kill any persons therein as a result of their inertial mass. Hence the need to dampen said-effect --
and the Inertial dampener was born.
How does something like that work? I have always doubted something like that could ever be built, but tonight I had an intriguing thought.
According to Relativity, time flows differently at different speeds, and also in the presence of strong gravitational fields.
Why Does TIme Slow Down Near a Black
So anyway, my idea is that to damp inertia you have to damp time
Acceleration is measured in meters per second. TIme is an intrinsic variable in the force equation.
F=ma, where acceleration is measured in meters per second squared.
An Inertial dampener would seek to damp the force in this equation. The only way to do that is to alter the mass variable or the acceleration
variable. I agree that altering the flow of time is a tall order but I think not as much as trying to alter the amount of mass.
For example: I am falling to my doom. I jumped from a plane, and my parachute isn't working. Luckily I have my trusty "inertial dampener".
How it works is that milliseconds before I impact the ground, time is slowed down for me. Outside of my frame of reference a few milliseconds pass,
inside the time field is ten full seconds or more. The speed at which I impact the ground from my perspective is described in thousandths of meters
per second, which multiplied by my mass is negligent; whereas outside the time field my mass would be multiplied by a speed of tens of meters per
second and the resulting force would be catastrophic to me.
Of course, altering the flow of time is beyond our present technology, but I think the idea behind it is simple and elegant, like most true
This hopefully makes good sense to the people who understand these things and I would love some feedback.
What say you ATS?