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Will it ever be possible to travel faster than the speed of light?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 25, 2001.

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Will it ever be possible to travel faster than the speed of light?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes

    67.6%
  2. No

    32.4%
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  1. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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  2. Lott_Dod

    Lott_Dod Jedi Padawan star 4

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  3. B.J. Zanzibar

    B.J. Zanzibar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    All the evidence suggests that we'll never be able to do this, but I didn't have the heart to vote no. ;)
     
  4. suncrusherX

    suncrusherX Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Chewie's working on it at area 51. That's where he went after VP.
     
  5. Saint_of_Killers

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Not in this dimension. Maybe if we learn how to enter some sort of "hyperspace", or if we could move spave itself.
    Not technically, but it will have the same effect(except for all that nasty relativity stuff). I voted yes.
     
  6. Twinnie

    Twinnie Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I read something once about using the dark matter making that possible... maybe.
     
  7. Whimper

    Whimper Jedi Master star 4

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    Well... since faster than light travel is technically impossible, it would be hard to vote yes.

    And since wormholes, and bending the universe would require more energy than humankind would be able to harness in several lifetimes, it would still be hard to vote yes.

    But it's a testament to by total disregard for the facts, that I voted "Yes!" :)
     
  8. CountJared

    CountJared Jedi Master star 3

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    Looks like we got 1 physicist and 23 dreamers.
     
  9. Jeff 42

    Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe it already is possible! If the question was "Will it ever be possible for humans to travel faster than the speed of light, I might have put no. :)
     
  10. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's already possible, someone sent some particle through a field of something or rather and it went through about 100x faster than the speed of light.

    Humans? Probably in 500 - 1000 years or more....
     
  11. Art_Core

    Art_Core Jedi Knight star 5

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    It was 300x actually.
     
  12. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Anythings possible.
     
  13. Iyidin_Kyeimo

    Iyidin_Kyeimo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sep 21, 2000
    It's already happened and happens all the time.

    btw, we are travelling faster than light at the moment (relative to a photon travelling in the opposite direction :p )
     
  14. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    All the evidence said that "Man will never break the sound barrier", that "Man would never walk on the moon".

    I voted yes, because I believe the impossible can and will happen, it's not a question of if---it's a question of when!
     
  15. Darth_Kettch

    Darth_Kettch Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, we won't be able to travel faster than the light itself, but we might be able to take shortcuts (wormholes, black holes) and get places faster than it.
     
  16. anakin_girl

    anakin_girl Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm with mutley on this one.

    "All craft prepare for the jump into hyperspace..." :)
     
  17. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't post in a poll/thread that has anything to do with sci-fi w/o quoting Heinlein.

    so here's my Heinlein quote. An engineer was asked what would happen if they went just under the speed of light, slowed a little and then sped up very fast.

    [blockquote]Perhaps we'll see the square root of -1, from the inside.[/blockquote]


    (I voted yes.)
     
  18. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I voted yes. I truly believe that for the most part, anything's possible. Some things are more unlikely than others. It may take a long time but I do think man will one day travel faster than the speed of light. :)
     
  19. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla

    Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Master star 5

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    Who wouldn't say yes - I want to be first to visit all the stars!
     
  20. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

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    What the hell do I know? Come to think of it, what the hell do most of the people who post here know?!
     
  21. flyingseal

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    yep.....some day
     
  22. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL... so it looks like I'm the 14th scientist out of about 100 who voted?

    Edit: Speeling is not my freind
     
  23. Patches

    Patches Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yes! At least I hope so...

    -Patches
     
  24. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

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    YES! Haven't you seen K-PAX?
     
  25. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Yeah, it is possible.
     
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