Umm, 1st i am not a scientist nor a smart guy, but I do have interest in science and tech. Reading about hyperdrive, is about jump from one space of dimension into a far far away side of dimension. My opinion is, it can be done... by non-human. I read somewhere from science magazine, that in order to shift into hyperdrive, a palm-sized ball needs to be rotated 1000/s with diameter of one meter. The experiment were conducted, that if succesful, that ball will move from a room to the next one. The experiment itself ended up in failure, because the rotated itself never reached 700/s after 100 tries. Now that's only a ball, how about a big space ship? No, no how how 'bout a human? (prepare a basket if you want to :D)
Originally posted by Ishman
My thoughts: At first I scoffed at the idea of something like this being discovered and made so easily, that it was just a hoax, but now, I'm pretty well convinced that the mathametical theory the "hyperdrive" is based on is sound, and therefore, the hyperdrive itself.
What I worry about is not the possibilty of getting somewhere faster than the speed of light in this dimension, but the means of getting there. And that really worries me. So we've just torn a hole through this dimension into another one. Great. But, what happens then? Do we suddenly have a massive rejection of the fundamental differences of these dimensions? Do we suddenly get a release of energy making the sudden and total release of all the energy in the galaxy look like a drop in an ocean? Do we suddenly have alien monsters pouring through to anhilate all matter? Does the gate work, but when we go through our baryonic matter distengrates in this foreign environment? Are we fine, but does it screw with the minds of the initial astronaughts so horribly that when they reemerge, they're already dead from total cessation of brain function? Are there unimagninable and horrible dangers lurking on the other side?