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Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculouso

From: Mike Smith <mickey@anix.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:15:57 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:05:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculouso

Hi All,

This is a response to many of the posts on this thread. The main
thread seems to have been lost. The point was, is it possible for
someone over there to get over here, when 'there' is a very long
way away.

The answer is yes. We as society are already technologically
cabable of building interstellar craft. And in fact have already
done so, both of the voyager probes and the one that came before
them(can't remember the name) (??? Pioneer ???)are going
interstellar within our lifetimes. We can build much faster
propulsion systems than are already in use. Only logistics and
the chance to experiment have prevented us from doing so
already.

Even if another society was only 100 years ahead of us they would
be perfectly capable of getting from 'there' to 'here'. It's also
a perfectly natural thing to want to do. We want to do it.
Missions will be organised as soon as they are logistically
possible.

As to speed, well yes at present such missions would be slow.
Project Daedalus, which was once a front runner, had projected
speeds of up to 25% SPEOL, Stellar Ram Jets could possibly travel
faster still. All without resorting to Warp Engines. Okay so you
probably would not want to send people at first, but where
machines lead people shortly follow.

The speed of light in a vacuum is seen to be a universal speed
limit. There are certain quantum events to which this limitation
does not apply.The Quantum Tunneling effect is one of these. This
is okay, its accepted. Nothing gets violated unless information
can be transmitted from one point to another. As I understand it,
Mozart (thats his music not the composer) has already been
transmitted at 3.7 c i.e. 3.7 times faster than the supposed
speed limit. This may however be down to experimental errors and
work is going on at present to show that information can be
coherently transmited at faster than c.

If this continues to be the case, we may well have to ask a lot
of new questions that science, at present, is ill equipped to
answer. You should never rest on your proverbial scientific
laurels as you can never tell when someone will come along and
pull them from under you.

So there we go, sermon over. It's possible we can do it so why
can't they. Don't get me wrong I'm still a sceptic, but I won't
dismiss an idea out of hand just because I'm Sceptical.


Regards to the List,

Mike


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