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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    Matter and energy can't go faster than the speed of light, while space and time can and do accelerate to faster than the speed of light.

    The universe is so big and accelerating away from itself at every point, and the speed of light so slow interplanetary travel is nothing but a fantasy.

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    I agree about ftl, but that is a relatively small portion of the video. The rest is based on sound physics and with the emergence of the EmDrive we may be closer to achieving it than one might expect
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    I agree about ftl, but that is a relatively small portion of the video. The rest is based on sound physics and with the emergence of the EmDrive we may be closer to achieving it than one might expect
    EmDrive looks like a perpetual motion machine, and we are always close to achieving it. We are perpetually close to achieving it.
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    But that sidesteps the fact that even without EmDrive we can (and likely will) fly through the solar system in the next 200 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    But that sidesteps the fact that even without EmDrive we can (and likely will) fly through the solar system in the next 200 years
    Sure, our solar system is one of billions in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and our galaxy is one of trillions, yes trillions, of galaxies in the universe, so it is likely there is other life in the universe but we will never met it. We can fly through the air but the laws of physics make it impossible to fly through space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    What?
    We no longer hear the voice of God, so we fantasize that God has left us because we offended Him, and we fantasize God has left us by going up into the clouds, Jesus ascended into heaven, and Mohamed was taken into heaven on the back of a winged horse.

    And as we fantasize about the Sky God, we fantasize about other supernatural creatures above the clouds in space, and we fantasize about joining them.

    And the speed of light, the size of the universe, and the short evolutionary lifespan of large celled animals like ourselves, laugh at our fantasies.

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    I mean we already have gone to space unless you're a moon landing hoaxer? Costs should drop in time as we create biofuels from algae and so forth in the future and eventually space elevators if we can create a suitable Metamaterial. Many scientists dream of going to Mars, are you calling them all shysters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We no longer hear the voice of God, so we fantasize that God has left us because we offended Him, and we fantasize God has left us by going up into the clouds, Jesus ascended into heaven, and Mohamed was taken into heaven on the back of a winged horse.

    And as we fantasize about the Sky God, we fantasize about other supernatural creatures above the clouds in space, and we fantasize about joining them.

    And the speed of light, the size of the universe, and the short evolutionary lifespan of large celled animals like ourselves, laugh at our fantasies.
    No offense, but I think statements like this are narrow-minded, you seem to think everything is just going to stay the same, even bodily death, which is generally accepted by everyone as "the only thing that is certain in life" may become a thing of the past once technology is advanced enough.

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