From: Geoff Blackmore <geoff_184.nul> Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 03:08:22 +1300 Archived: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:22:42 -0500 Subject: Re: Update To Our View Of The Drake Equation >From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:08:53 -0800 >Subject: Re: Update To Our View Of The Drake Equation >If Einstein is correct, then travel by even a grain of sand, >using external energy (so fuel wouldn't have to be carried), at >the speed of light would require all the energy in the universe. >So if we travel at 10% of the speed of light, does that require >10% of the energy in the universe? And that's just to power a >grain of sand. >Under these circumstances, I don't think star travel is probable >or will ever be possible. Yes we have visitors, but a more >mundane explanation is possible: we share our planet with an >ancient civilization. It's important to keep in mind that we already communicate at light speed. Light has relativistic mass (meaning that it has energy which can be transformed into mass [E = mc^2]). If we are one day able to reverse that process in a controlled way (transforming mass into light), then we could potentially one day harness the energy of light for transport. Of course there may be other ways to achieve intersteller travel, other than moving at, or faster, than the speed of light, such as manipulating space. Yet another train of thought is the area of quantum perception. That is, that the known universe is formed through perception of the observer, or observers. If this is the case, then we could potentially learn to alter our location by changing the perception. There are some who claim to have already achived this, through deep meditation that lead to them opening their eyes and finding themselves elsewhere. Let's not close our minds completely to the idea of intersteller travel. We don't yet know the nature of all things to be able to claim all things possible or impossible. Regards, Geoff B. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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