Now the theory has been optimised to only require the mass energy of voyager 1 to power it, so... about 75 eksajoules? Output from approximately 55.000.000.000.000.000 modern nuclear reactors? Sounds feasible!
>believes in dark energy, dark matter
Last edited by ducklino; 2012-09-21 at 03:36 AM.
But for the record dark matter has substantially more evidence to support it than your crackpot idea.
I wonder how much all of this will cost. What an utter waste of money.
How can you say its a waste of money when you don't know how much it will cost?
Those are hypotheses that are being used to try to explain something we don't yet fully understand. That's the way *real* science works. It's not about coming up with something and defending it (by insulting everyone else) to exclusion of everything else. If you don't want to believe what the mainstream says, that's fine. Just don't pretend you're better than everyone else because you have some insider knowledge or are some sort of misunderstood rebel.
It's of course assuming that the thing isn't powered by mass itself somehow, and that the energy announced needs to be supplied continuously instead of beaing used over an unspecified timespan. Can't wait to actually dig into this theory and see how it's actually supposed to work. That linked article is painfully light on details.
Maybe they'll figure out how to make a zero point module in a few years :>
But it was loosely pointed out in the article (quote below) that a continuous output would not be required to sustain this warp state.
But that would probably require you to travel over larger distances to become effective.Furthermore, if the intensity of the space warps can be oscillated over time, the energy required is reduced even more, White found.
Taking the warp drive to the "store/mars" would probably just be a waste.
As I understand (with a lot of assumptions being made) you would only have to reach this state once and then "ride the ripples", only occasionally giving yourself another push. So energy requirements would be extremely low while in this state.
It's a very interesting theory, can't wait to have it explained to me by Michio Kaku hehe :P
Last edited by Jevlin; 2012-09-21 at 05:02 AM.
That'd mean a colony on Mars would have a constant supply line (and/or be a constant supply source for Earth). Depending on what's on Mars, if it can be terraformed, etc, it might be worth the inefficiency.