Comments on: Why humanity may yet reach the stars http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BKHC http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1045376 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:31:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1045376 Humanity can reach the stars still in our lifetime by employing more efforts toward development of a warp drive based on phased electrodynamic waves. http://youtu.be/6zh9abFF3ZE

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By: wirk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1045016 Mon, 18 May 2015 07:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1045016 The author curiously misses the most realistic, probable and realizable scenario: interstellar travel with no humans onboard. In relatively short time we will have intelligent robotic systems doing things better than people (think about those self-driving cars). Why then sending people out there? In fact with robotic systems one can plan for very long missions (think about thousand years). One can also think about search missions for planets to be colonized with the aim for transferring life there (think about deeply frozen life promoters).

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By: notfooled2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044844 Sun, 17 May 2015 20:33:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044844 With all that’s out there, I hate to think that our solar system is the dead end.

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By: giotto20 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044842 Sun, 17 May 2015 19:02:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044842 Thank you Alastair Reynolds. Informative opinion and for those who think about such things, more to consider. I will look for more from you with appreciation.

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By: mynrkt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044778 Sun, 17 May 2015 17:27:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044778 And 100 years ago, current science told everyone that the sound barrier was unbreakable. Don’t dismiss future discoveries just because we can’t imagine them yet.

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By: HypergolicSun http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044590 Sun, 17 May 2015 14:38:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044590 Mr. Reynolds, I’m so very happy to wake up to an article on Reuters written by you! I’ve always loved your books! I do find myself discouraged by the difficulty of interstellar travel. I’m not aware of any sort of self contained reaction engine that can take us to near the speed of light efficiently. I do think beamed power holds promise though. Other than that, barring breakthroughs in physics (which are not improbable), I think we’re stuck here for a long time.

Looking forward to your next book!

@Ice9:
Entangled particles are “correlated,” but cannot be used to send information faster than light. That is their behavior is identical over distance, but you can’t wiggle one electron and have the other react identically in a spooky fashion.

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By: exhile http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044541 Sun, 17 May 2015 10:38:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044541 Humans will not reach the stars because earth doesn’t have the exotic material to get us there. I’m talking about element 115, which is a superheavy element in the periodic chart. Bob Lazar states that gravity is the only way to manipulate time & space to shorten the distance between two points. We can see this through gravitational lensing as we see the stars behind the sun. Humans are stuck on earth using fossil fuels as our means of travel to the moon.

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By: raywolfson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044212 Sat, 16 May 2015 20:43:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044212 depressing and unimaginative article… clearly the author is unfamiliar with Jules Verne…. pretty much anything you can imagine is ultimately possible… science fiction is just science we haven’t figured out yet… .

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By: Ice9 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044208 Sat, 16 May 2015 18:16:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044208 “Even in the quantum realm, where entangled particles seem to communicate with each other instantaneously across any distance, no useful information is shared at anything other than the speed of light.”
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“A team of Chinese physicists have clocked the speed of spooky action at a distance — the seemingly instantaneous interaction between entangled quantum particles — at more than four orders of magnitude faster than light. ”

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/15020 7-chinese-physicists-measure-speed-of-ei nsteins-spooky-action-at-a-distance-at-l east-10000-times-faster-than-light

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By: Nissl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/15/will-humanity-ever-reach-the-stars/#comment-1044052 Sat, 16 May 2015 05:24:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40435#comment-1044052 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let’s work towards a sustainable presence on Mars this century.

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