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Old September 5 2008, 05:46 PM   #73
3D Master
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

Deckerd wrote: View Post
3D Master wrote: View Post

And what do you think a beam of light is, hmm? It's a collection of sub-atomic particles. Hence, with quantum entanglement, and this is not "do actually prove this exists", it IS proven to exist, in FACT it's being USED in experiments. We can create AT WILL quantum entanglement. Teleportation uses quantum entanglement.
You know perfectly well, or at least you should, that a photon does not behave like any other particle.
Wrong. A photon behaves like any other bosonic particle. There's nothing special about the photon, or any other particle. The laws of physics apply to all of them.

Teleportation is fiction.
Except that they've been doing it since early 1997, but eh.

The FTL travel method for ships that we know is possible, is called the Warp Drive. You might know it from Star Trek. You put your ship in a subspace bubble, shrink space in front of you, expand it behind of you, and the universe will zip past you at speeds greater than that of light - since although relativity tells us that no object in space-time can go faster than light, there is no such limitation on space-time itself.

Back in the early 70s Star Trek - or rather Franz Joseph, writer of the then Technical Manual - predicted this. For 25 years it was an obscure little text in the technical manual, and then in 1995, a rather smart physicist who happened to be a Star Trek fan, thought: "Hmm, let's see what happens when we just do the science." So he plugged the concept in General Relativity and string physics, did the math, and lo-and-behold, shock, EXACTLY as Franz Joseph pulled out his imagination so does the universe ACTUALLY work. This is not science fiction anymore, it's SCIENCE. You shrink space in front of you, expand it behind you and you've achieved FTL travel, FOR REAL.
Anyone who uses Star Trek as a source of scientific proof is taking the piss.
Nobody used Star Trek as a source of scientific proof, but you know, reading, very difficult to do.
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