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we can't break the speed of light but the conventional laws of physics allow to warp space time to go faster than it
The speed of light limitation may well be a gigantic misunderstanding. The same goes for most of what we perceive as fact. Just like time.
    
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The speed of light limitation may well be a gigantic misunderstanding. The same goes for most of what we perceive as fact. Just like time.
Citation needed.
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Citation needed.
I have to cite what I think may or may not be true in the nondescript future?

I don't think saying that we have a huge capacity for misinterpretation is any leap of faith.

See: history.
    
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The key words to remember are that you can't ACCELERATE to speeds faster than that of light. But you CAN go faster than that, that is what a tachyon is. Also, there are plenty of theoretical ways to "get around" moving in normal space. The fact is, that these "laws" are only laws because they are the closest to what we can define as true. There are always fringe cases, and that is what you exploit.
Getting single particles to behave strangely and getting a spaceship or space probe to behave similarly are completely different things.
    
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wonder what the production costs are
    
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wonder what the production costs are
This

It was an interesting read, and smarter people then I can disect it all day long. From a romantic point of view, it's pretty amazing that 1 guy has the potential to shape the world as we know it.

It's happened through human history that 1 person or group can have huge and lasting impacts on life as we know it. Why not again?
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Getting single particles to behave strangely and getting a spaceship or space probe to behave similarly are completely different things.
This is very true. But it is a proof of concept that may have real-world applications in the future.

That said, the laws that govern the world on a macro scale are much different than those that govern the ones on a micro scale. Especially when you start talking about fringe cases like FTL travel.
Edited by bruestle2 - 6/16/11 at 1:08pm
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Will it blend?
lol'd hard +rep for you sir.
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So A: How much does this stuff cost to make, and B: can we use it for heat shielding for spacecraft and nuclear reactors?
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Along with my brother's reasoning on the methods and thoughts this guy had, we both came to the conclusion he simply did not understand business. No, I'm not talking about the 51% part directly, I just mean patents and licensing. Besides, even IF he sold out, it'd probably take a couple years for someone to reverse engineer his material, and even by that point, how many hundreds of millions of dollars would he and his family have from "early adopters" / the first companies to work with him? There's a time where it's all about the money and where all about the money is overshadowing good judgement. Unfortunately I think for him it was the latter.

Too bad these interviews didn't get to the bottom question of having Maurice answer what's the point then. He made a great invention but let no one use it.
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