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Is Finite Ftl That Big An Aid?

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#1 SaxonViolence



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:52 AM



Let us assume momentarily that we get FTL—But our FTL Drive has its own unsurpassable velocity. It is just that the new speed limit is higher than the old one.


Sure it would be a help, but if we could travel at 7c, outside of visiting a few of the closest stars, would it really open up the cosmos for us?


Extend the argument to 17c...


37c; 57c; 117c...


Even if you could get a drive that  would go 777c, you'd play Hell getting to the nearest globular cluster—much less the Andromeda Galaxy. In fact, large parts of the Milky Way will be clean out of shouting distance for you. If you are going to go to the most distant part of our galaxy from Earth, even 777c is a snail's pace. When you have to ride a snail, how much good does it do to pick a racing snail and feed him full of crystal meth? He is STILL a snail.


O, and I often read that Einstein largely crushed mankind's hope to explore the stars.




If you had a magic drive that would let you accelerate and decelerate your spacecraft just as if space-time was strictly Newtonian...


Just how many stars would you be able to visit relatively quickly? Even if you could accelerate indefinitely fast, what in the seven burning Hells would you use for FUEL?



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#2 VictorMedvil


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:57 AM

Personally, I would use a Micro Black hole as a infinite source of energy, if you could get a black hole to cannibalize mass into energy it would be a insane energy source putting out very large amounts of energy. All you would have to do is use a larger and larger black hole to power your spaceship if you needed more energy, I once designed a ship which I called the Tardis Class ship which had two binary black holes that powered the spacecraft which produced around 400 Exatons of energy per second, but the problem is it was a massive ship. There is a thread about faster than light traveling using Carbon Fusion and Negative Mass particles around here where I designed a smaller ship Link = http://www.sciencefo...m/?hl=spaceship

Edited by VictorMedvil, 02 June 2019 - 03:00 AM.