Re: Warp Drives? Possible or not?
The term "Warp Drive" has more than one definition. If we look at NASA's BPP (the link in the sceond post) exploring the RFP will find a section asking "What level does your project relate to?" They mean whether it is old science rehashed, new science, emerging science, prototypes, etc. and that last area is the toughest to get funded. NASA is going about it backwards. They need to pump money into reasonably well organized "experiments." We can do thought experimnets all day long, but if soemone has an idea for a drive that
1. interrupts the flow of gravity (Electrogravitics) or
2. Displaces a mass from the present into a future space or space gone by. (Time Warp Drive)
, as long as it isn't someothing known that could sya implode and counterreact to the implosion, then they should be funded.
I've been working on area 1 for over 40 years now and have only recently performed a very simple and cheap experiment that pointed more toward area 2. That, of course, is not surprising since the last 15 years of my theoretical research has been pointing to that and the last 10 especially, have pointed to the grand old subject of pushing gravity being more aligned with Occam's Razor.
Imagine, if you can or will, that existence is not confined toi a single "big bang," but to millions of sequences of expansion/collapse in each of our seconds. Our optical systems, as humans, can only process roughly 100 frames per second. This means there is quite a bit residing within the interstices. Still, that isn't really the point.
The concept is that if there is only a single bang, it would not only expand, as is known, within 10 ^-43 seconds and shortly after, between that fraction and 1/10th of a second, or even say Planck time, the collapse phase would involve solidification, thus life would not be animate. Entropy would occur at the outermost fringes, like ice melting.
Part of my unbeknown problem in submitting a proposal to NASA was attempting to "get around relativity" in a system that envisions it as universal. We are beginniing to see experimental validation of Vaccuum fluctuation, tachyons and next, perhaps, proving the existence of dark matter/energy. If we can tap this ebergy, we could use it inexhaustibly. Dilitium crystals may seem as much scifi over the dam as the nuclear engine in "Destination Moon."
What have I noticed in my own research? Chaos can be rectified with MODERATELY strong magnetic fields. An observation is that about 10 years prior to Eric Cornell's team manifestation of the Bose Einstein Condensate, that requiring a motion factor, that Spielberg envisioned "88 MPH, Marty!!" along with the cie on the Delorian during reentry.
Just soem thoughts to chew on when wondering about wapr drives "When?"
- This is the concept of swapping from one frame to another. The Hawking radiation developing as the flow from the past to the future or veice versa, could manifest inexhaustible power in the present (middle) frame.