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cdcox 05-24-2014 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Fish (Post 10648143)
Well, way over 99% of the universe is actually empty space. That's why they call it space. :D In many spots, you could travel for millions of light years in any direction and not even see anything to run into. The emptiness between galaxies is mind bottling.

But you're right that we'd have a problem with speed and collisions. You really wouldn't be able to see and react to anything during travel that fast. I'd guess that we'd have to create a 3D map of the travel area and completely program flights ahead of time.

Would also need deflectors shields to clear the small stuff.

Fish 05-24-2014 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by cdcox (Post 10648192)
Would also need deflectors shields to clear the small stuff.

Which would need to absorb insane amounts of energy. Hitting anything at near the speed of light would release unimaginable energy. It's hard to imagine it would ever be possible.

ThaVirus 05-24-2014 09:25 AM

Just gotta slap on a few high powered inertial dampeners. No biggie.

cdcox 05-24-2014 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Fish (Post 10648224)
Which would need to absorb insane amounts of energy. Hitting anything at near the speed of light would release unimaginable energy. It's hard to imagine it would ever be possible.

By then we would be able to harness all of the energy in the sun, so we'll have that going for us.

Halfcan 05-24-2014 01:12 PM

Maybe we have already been visited by aliens?

Rain Man 05-24-2014 02:08 PM

if you find a way to travel in a physical space that is different then the one with asteroids and planets and stuff, then you don't have to worry about hitting anything when you travel.

ThaVirus 05-24-2014 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 10648594)
if you find a way to travel in a physical space that is different then the one with asteroids and planets and stuff, then you don't have to worry about hitting anything when you travel.


Now we're talking..

TribalElder 05-24-2014 02:14 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki

keg in kc 05-24-2014 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Dayze (Post 10648094)
we're alone / Religion

Actually the Catholic Church has been talking quite openly about aliens recently. They've had a telescope in Arizona for years, basically in an effort to mend fences between the Church and science, and they held a conference at the Vatican centered around alien life in 2009 and just a couple of days ago co-sponsored another, this time in Arizona.

Bob Dole 05-24-2014 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Dunerdr (Post 10648177)
We're never gonna make level II until there's a minimum intelligence standard for breeding. I propose a shot to make the body sterile at 13. At 18 your tested if your not the future of idiocracy you are eligible to breed. If not you get a neck tat and another shot. Now here's the beauty. You got all these increasingly intelligent people running around stressing over research and what have you. They walk out find em a broad with a neck tat, **** her stupid and go back to work without fear of consequence. It's gonna take it's toll on the used mobile home business and foot print gas pedal installers but it's a faster track to level 2.

Does not knowing the difference between a possessive pronoun and a contraction mean that you fail the test?

keg in kc 05-24-2014 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Dole (Post 10648639)
Does not knowing the difference between a possessive pronoun and a contraction mean that you fail the test?

heh

(although I'm fuzzy in whether they're (or should I say 'their') pronouns or adjectives)

beach tribe 05-24-2014 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 10646371)
If 0.3% of the budget is a lot then the answer is yes. NASAs entire budget since it's inception is less than the bank bail out of 2008.

That's because the military has their own space program.
Nasa is an entertainment vehicle IMO.

keg in kc 05-24-2014 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by beach tribe (Post 10648684)
That's because the military has their own space program.

That they do. The air force even refers to their own program as the 'largest space program in the world": http://www.airforce.com/careers/deta...ms-operations/

lcarus 05-24-2014 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by alnorth (Post 10647200)
Thats another wild, probably sci-fi, possibility. If a 4th or 5th dimension exists, whatever the hell that might mean, and if we were capable of existing in those dimensions, and if distance was meaningless in those dimensions.

Yeah I agree, but it's fun to think about. Some consider time to be the "4th dimension". So maybe the "aliens" are us from the distant future? Who knows what will be possible hundreds of thousands of years from now. Look at how much we've advanced technologically in just the past 20 years.

Speaking of tech advancements, is it just me or did aviation technology (along with, well, pretty much everything else) really just explode directly after the Roswell incident in 1947? I don't know what to think or believe regarding the UFO stories over the course of history, but it's interesting nonetheless.

keg in kc 05-24-2014 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by lcarus (Post 10648896)
Yeah I agree, but it's fun to think about. Some consider time to be the "4th dimension". So maybe the "aliens" are us from the distant future? Who knows what will be possible hundreds of thousands of years from now. Look at how much we've advanced technologically in just the past 20 years.

Speaking of tech advancements, is it just me or did aviation technology (along with, well, pretty much everything else) really just explode directly after the Roswell incident in 1947? I don't know what to think or believe regarding the UFO stories over the course of history, but it's interesting nonetheless.

I'm as big a UFO buff as anybody, but I think the post WW2 technology explosion had more to do with wartime money going into tech development and then project paperclip.

I do think something happened as Roswell though. I just have no idea what, and expect that I never will. My guess is if we have ever recovered anything extraterrestrial, that we're still struggling to understand/reverse engineer it, which is my pet theory on why there has been and will be no disclosure: nobody would want to acknowledge that the phenomena is real but completely beyond our understanding and control.


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