X-Message-Number: 20111
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:51:48 -0500
From: "Kansas City Homes - " <>
Subject: Cryonics and warp drive comparison

Is 'Star Trek'in our future? Scientists work on projects where you might be
able to beam up http://export.msnbc.com/news/809159.asp

This article is rather long. Half of it is dedicated to analyzing "StarTrek"
series and the other half deals with "hard core" science. I did find a lot
of comparables with cryonics though :o) - nobody is making fun of this.

Millis doesn't pretend that he and his team are going to come up with a warp
engine within the next decade or even the next few, but he figures if
someone isn't out there asking these questions, how will any progress get
made? "It's easy to say it can't be done, but if we accept that, where does
it get us?" asks Millis. "Literally nowhere. Progress is not made by
conceding defeat. "The way I see it, it's as important to explore these
technologies as it is to attempt to figure out the age and mechanics of the
universe. If we can't develop hyper travel, then what do we lose? We'll
still have learned a lot. But if we do succeed, the benefit is huge!"

 Millis says, given what we know now, he wouldn't be surprised to find it is
just flat-out impossible to fly faster than the speed of light. But, he
points out, when we were thinking in the 1950s about ways to go to the
moon - before Apollo - there were experts that said it was impossible. They
worked out their calculations and they were absolutely right - it was
impossible to land on the moon in that particular way. You just had to
change your approach, look at it from a different angle. So maybe the lesson
is to redefine the problem, turn it on its head. Then maybe it won't look so


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