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?