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

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

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Yes 138 vote(s) 67.6%
No 66 vote(s) 32.4%
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  1. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 2, 1999
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  2. Lott_Dod Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 19, 2001
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  3. B.J. Zanzibar Jedi Master

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    Sep 7, 1999
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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    Chewie's working on it at area 51. That's where he went after VP.
  5. Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 18, 2001
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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 Jedi Master

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    Jan 5, 2001
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    I read something once about using the dark matter making that possible... maybe.
  7. Whimper Jedi Master

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    May 11, 1999
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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 Jedi Master

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    May 10, 2000
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    Looks like we got 1 physicist and 23 dreamers.
  9. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Master

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    Jun 10, 2000
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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 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 18, 2000
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    It was 300x actually.
  12. Ret Jedi Knight

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    Dec 17, 1999
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    Anythings possible.
  13. Iyidin_Kyeimo Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    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 Jedi Master

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    Nov 13, 1998
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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 29, 2001
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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 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 8, 2000
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    I'm with mutley on this one.

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

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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.

    Perhaps we'll see the square root of -1, from the inside.



    (I voted yes.)
  18. Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 12, 1999
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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 Jedi Knight

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    Who wouldn't say yes - I want to be first to visit all the stars!
  20. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 28, 2001
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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 Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 20, 2002
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  22. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 4, 2002
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    Yes! At least I hope so...

    -Patches
  24. Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    YES! Haven't you seen K-PAX?
  25. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 23, 2002
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