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NASA is working on a warp drive

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http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive?utm_source=io9.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation


Basically, researches at NASA are trying to build a warp drive. They’ve already shown that it is possible. A ship with the warp drive would be able to travel many light years in a matter of weeks.


Thoughts?

 
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We’ll never see it used. Not interested

 
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I hope something like the events of System Shock 2 doesn’t happen in real life.

 
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Originally posted by MFThomas_v2:

We’ll never see it used. Not interested

The point of the article is that we might actually have a warp drive in the not-so-far future.

 
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Hopefully this technology will help us make real pokeballs some day.

 
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Originally posted by DungeonPunk:

Hopefully this technology will help us make real pokeballs some day.

gotta look for pokemons first.

 
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Originally posted by Key_Bearer:
Originally posted by DungeonPunk:

Hopefully this technology will help us make real pokeballs some day.

gotta look for pokemons first.

valid point
 
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I’m not going to even bother reading the link or clicking on it.
Why?
Simple.
NASA will never actually try it out, or be able to create it.

Sure, it’s possible.
Sure, many other things are possible that are seen as “crazy” by most people.
Hell, many movies that have things that are for hundreds if not thousands of years in the future we could do now. That doesn’t mean most people will accept it.
That doesn’t mean we’ll do it as well.

The same goes for this.
A lot of people won’t believe it, and some will. But it won’t happen right now, or even soon.
But we won’t do it.
Not because we can’t, but because we just won’t. If it’s fear of what could happen, or if it’s from simply not wanting to unleash what could be.

 
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Ehh I think if we can make machines that can warp us efficiently, then they will be very benificial, and lots of people would like them. Now there will be a lot of people afraid of them, and what may happen if it malfunctions, but after a few years if they really are safe, then people in general may accept them. But yes chances are it won’t happen :P Hopefully NASA is successful.

 
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quote from psibet that seemed interesting

psibet

Hate to spoil the party here, but there’s every indication that our own military has already developed warp drive by rapidly spinning a metal-particulate, high-density, mercury plasma which generates a substantial torsion field with frame dragging effects, and does so without the old-world concepts of how to disturb space. For more information on what I’m discussing here, go to my website, Barry [Taff.net] and read my blog entitled “Building A Warp Drive Engine”. How do you think the world respond if it discovered that our military, with the assistance of Lockheed Martin and Ben Rich, had reverse engineered an “Alien Reproduction Vehicle” (ARV) that flies via warp drive? In fact, you might also want to look into a vehicle called the TR3-B, which also uses a similar method to effectively negate the aircraft’s mass, thereby allowing it to accelerate and maneuver is the most extraordinary ways. While Ben Rich lay on his deathbed, he admitted to many very interesting aspects related to this discussion. Bottom line, we know much more about warp drive that is being acknowledged,

 
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I don’t really like one-century teasers.

 
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Warp drives have already been made. I have one in my car. Get on my level.

 
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Originally posted by CurryBrace:

Warp drives have already been made. I have one in my car. Get on my level.

is it still a car when its not touching the ground?

 
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you’re shitting me, right?

How am I gonna find any peace now if you pesky humans can go everywhere…

 
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Impossible. They will never make it.

Relevant; Faster Than Light (a game)

 
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Originally posted by Zachary_Greene:

I’m not going to even bother reading the link or clicking on it.
Why?
Simple.
NASA will never actually try it out, or be able to create it.

Sure, it’s possible.
Sure, many other things are possible that are seen as “crazy” by most people.
Hell, many movies that have things that are for hundreds if not thousands of years in the future we could do now. That doesn’t mean most people will accept it.
That doesn’t mean we’ll do it as well.

The same goes for this.
A lot of people won’t believe it, and some will. But it won’t happen right now, or even soon.
But we won’t do it.
Not because we can’t, but because we just won’t. If it’s fear of what could happen, or if it’s from simply not wanting to unleash what could be.

People were afraid the LHC would make a black hole. The LHC was still activated with no black hole-related problems. I don’t see why a warp drive wouldn’t be tested as well.

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Impossible. They will never make it.

Relevant; Faster Than Light (a game)

Did you even read the article?

 
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A warp drive huh? Basically, modern technology is nothing to warp drives. Impossible. I don’t think they’ll finish it. What? They can? Alright.

Challenge Accepted

 
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Unless NASA gets decent funding again, we won’t be alive to see it.

If by some miracle we are, we’ll be old and crippled.

 
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Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:
Originally posted by CurryBrace:

Warp drives have already been made. I have one in my car. Get on my level.

is it still a car when its not touching the ground?

No, but it is a car with a warp drive when it is.

 
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Originally posted by SpearDudezor:
Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Impossible. They will never make it.

Relevant; Faster Than Light (a game)

Did you even read the article?

’Course I did…

 
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Originally posted by Hallucent:

Unless NASA gets decent funding again, we won’t be alive to see it.

If by some miracle we are, we’ll be old and crippled.

NASA has more than enough funding as is. We need to scrap the whole industry and let the private sector take over, IMO. Keep a small stipend for the occasional deep space probe and have at it.
 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:
Originally posted by SpearDudezor:
Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Impossible. They will never make it.

Relevant; Faster Than Light (a game)

Did you even read the article?

’Course I did…

What about the part that it wouldn’t be going faster than light?

 
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Originally posted by LukeMann:
Originally posted by Hallucent:

Unless NASA gets decent funding again, we won’t be alive to see it.

If by some miracle we are, we’ll be old and crippled.

NASA has more than enough funding as is. We need to scrap the whole industry and let the private sector take over, IMO. Keep a small stipend for the occasional deep space probe and have at it.

You know who’s a private space corporation? Cerberus.

 
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Warp Drives don’t work. You can use them to make a Ray of Doom, not much else.