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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 06:46 PM
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24. Why would anything change?
That's like the founding fathers having to come to an entirely different continent(a new world, hint, hint, wink, wink nudge, nudge) to change things, only to eventually see that place become the first actual global empire.

It'll work because rational people thought of it. Just like rational people got us into this mess because it's only rational to not want to live within limits.

Onward and upward.
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  -Galactic exploration within our lifetimes? everythingsxen  Dec-08-06 12:51 AM   #0 
  - There are some awfully big IFs there.  Wonk   Dec-08-06 01:00 AM   #1 
  - Their have always been ifs and people always figure things out  Quixote1818   Dec-08-06 01:04 AM   #2 
  - by the time it's figured out, there aren't many ifs left  rman   Dec-09-06 04:39 AM   #34 
  - I don't give a damn how big the IFs are...  everythingsxen   Dec-08-06 01:10 AM   #3 
  - If we put the observatory in orbit  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-08-06 01:46 AM   #10 
  - If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs  karlrschneider   Dec-08-06 06:34 PM   #22 
  - What about IF WE COULD PAY FOR IT!!!  thingfisher   Dec-09-06 04:50 PM   #40 
  - Wouldn't that be something?  lvx35   Dec-08-06 01:12 AM   #4 
  - Hyperdrive? Multi-dimensional space?  Canuckistanian   Dec-08-06 01:19 AM   #5 
  - May I kindly direct your attention to another theory  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-08-06 01:21 AM   #7 
     - Yes, I know ahout string theory  Canuckistanian   Dec-08-06 09:04 AM   #14 
  - ah yes, when sci fi meets reality  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-08-06 01:21 AM   #6 
  - well...the romulans use an artificial quantum singularity to power their birds of prey...  QuestionAll   Dec-08-06 01:37 AM   #8 
  - Not quite  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-08-06 01:46 AM   #9 
  - Having only a rudimentary proficiency in German, I find his  EST   Dec-08-06 02:09 AM   #11 
  - Not if we don't get our act together to have a sustainable technological--  eridani   Dec-08-06 03:45 AM   #12 
  - Exactly - any spiffy new physical theories should be used to solve our problems  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-06 09:17 AM   #15 
     - Right well..  everythingsxen   Dec-08-06 04:57 PM   #16 
        - Because it's been so easy to build transport for everyone on earth  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-06 05:25 PM   #18 
           - I see you offering no solutions...  everythingsxen   Dec-08-06 06:15 PM   #19 
              - If this theory ever amounts to anything  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-06 06:42 PM   #23 
              - Why would anything change?  NoMoreMyths   Dec-08-06 06:46 PM   #24 
  - Hyper drives are possible right now  conscious evolution   Dec-08-06 05:36 AM   #13 
  - If the gov. declassifies the UFOs, sure.  gulfcoastliberal   Dec-08-06 04:59 PM   #17 
  - Great ... we can fuck up other planets ...  cool user name   Dec-08-06 06:16 PM   #20 
  - Yes  everythingsxen   Dec-08-06 06:25 PM   #21 
  - You do realise the world's population is no longer exponentially increasing?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-06 06:54 PM   #25 
  - Nice strawman ...  cool user name   Dec-08-06 07:44 PM   #26 
     - The same strawman was used by  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-09-06 01:48 PM   #38 
  - Yup!  impeachdubya   Dec-08-06 07:45 PM   #27 
  - Faster than the speed of light:  cool user name   Dec-08-06 07:58 PM   #28 
  - they better frigging hurry  leftofthedial   Dec-08-06 08:09 PM   #29 
  - Science poser. If you are traveling faster than the speed of light...  Touchdown   Dec-08-06 08:30 PM   #30 
  - Not if you're trying to do it in normal space...  Dr_eldritch   Dec-08-06 10:33 PM   #31 
  - This is not FTL  rman   Dec-09-06 04:34 AM   #33 
  - The human species  IndyBob   Dec-08-06 10:55 PM   #32 
  - Has at least as much chance as "Starwars Revisited" which W  Vidar   Dec-09-06 05:56 AM   #35 
  - The problem being, if anything FTL is posisble, causality is a myth  dmesg   Dec-09-06 12:36 PM   #36 
  - Only in terms of gross linear space/time relativism.  TheWraith   Dec-09-06 04:37 PM   #39 
     - But "instantly" only has a local meanng  dmesg   Dec-09-06 11:14 PM   #42 
  - Thanks for that! The future has much in store if we cooperate.  dfgrbac   Dec-09-06 01:45 PM   #37 
  - They are talking about the 'Hyperspace' button in the video game Defender...  file83   Dec-09-06 07:18 PM   #41 

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