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Offline CliffordK

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Re: Are UFOs real?
« Reply #75 on: 15/05/2012 18:23:32 »
If it turns out that there is some way past the speed of light limitation, a civilization that advanced certainly does not need anything we have to offer. So why would they bother to come here?
If superluminal speed is possible, it may not take thousands or millions of years of additional research, but such a discovery could come at any time.  Perhaps Star Trek's Zefram Cochrane is alive now.

If humans choose to explore new stars, there will be many reasons.
Curiosity.
Expansion & colonization.
Possibly resources, but at this point, it would seem unlikely, as cost of transport would likely be far more than the value of the resources, unless, for example, we could reach a solar system made entirely of antimatter, or something similar of critical value, but otherwise unavailable anywhere in our solar system.
I think humanity in general would be thrilled to find someone new to talk to.

Ideally one would select uninhabited goldilocks planets for colonization.  However, with our current technology, one might not know what to expect until we get there.  Or, if interstellar travel takes thousands or millions of years, the target planets could change while we're on the trip.

And, if the goal is to find new friends, then one would wish to choose planets with advanced civilizations.
 

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Re: Are UFOs real?
« Reply #76 on: 15/05/2012 19:58:18 »
I think it's more likely someone will discover a way around the second law of thermodynamics before anyone figures out how to transport mass faster than light speed. If there is a way to get there faster, it will likely involve a shortcut through spacetime.
 

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Re: Are UFOs real?
« Reply #77 on: 26/07/2012 22:54:27 »
There is now work being done on transporting objects via entanglement, which is instantaneous.
 

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