July 25, 2010
Flying saucer hyper-drive/warp-drive technology looks something like this.
July 25, 2010
I've been doing some writing about warp drive physics, and what the hardware will look like. It all starts with having opto-electronics that can induce acceleration fields. I don't think it will be possible to curve space-time because the energy requirements are unreasonably large (e.g., the Alcubierre drive requires the energy content equivalent to the planet Jupiter). Instead, I believe that transmitting redshift, rapidly and repeatedly (<1 millisecond), will cause hyper-space to curve. If hyperspace curves, it will produce an acceleration field. This will lead to warp drive technology.
Acceleration field generator technology, which I call Blueshift technology, is all about emitting "shift photons". I expect there to be mathematics with df/dt terms. For example, a frequency shift from 400THz to 800THz, every millisecond, will have a df/dt = 4x10^17.
There will be a frequency analogue to the Newtonian force equation, F = ma, that will look like F = (h/c)(df/dt), where h is the Planck constant and c is the speed of light.
It will take a long time before the physics community discovers the connection between df/dt, and acceleration field generation with opto-electronics.
March 18, 2014
Maybe a dumb question- if a spaceship or mass travels faster it's mass increases (light speed and relativity) requiring massive energy. If the mass of the ship increases wouldn't the fuel mass also increase?
In my view gravity is the result of the displacement of space. A good representation is like a bubble in water. Maybe space is a field or dark energy. The faster an object travels the more space it displaces and it's mass increases.
April 9, 2009
I'm just blindly hypothesizing with no scholastic background in the matter: It might be simpler to create a subatomic particle & wave cavitation tunnel, once friction from things like radiations, dark matter and Higgs Boson were out of the way there would be an empty cavitation with no friction, so even light itself would be able to travel faster through it. It'd probably be far more efficient to do than warping space-time, and we wouldn't have to work about causing massive gravitational disturbances.