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umm i think he was referencing it to star trek... since all starships on there use Warp Drives not FTL Drives like ME..


anyways Michio Kaku already discussed about warp speed travel and mentioned it was possible with todays technology just not very stable for use. it would need about 40+years of testing and efficiency building to make sure things work like they do in Science Fiction....Human Determination and Imagination they work very well together..
With all due respect, I believe Michio Kaku is a crack pot. He loves to ponder and pose the what ifs, but typically very little of what he says has any practical application or applicability to the current state of things.
    
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With all due respect, I believe Michio Kaku is a crack pot. He loves to ponder and pose the what ifs, but typically very little of what he says has any practical application or applicability to the current state of things.
Very little of what goes on in particle accelerator labs have any practical application or applicability to the current state of "things". Sorry we can't make more non-stick pans and Tupperware for you to realize the importance of physics discoveries. Michio Kaku has contributed great amounts of knowledge through his research projects. Just because he has to dumb it down for the general populace to understand doesn't mean he's practicing voodoo.
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With all due respect, I believe Michio Kaku is a crack pot. He loves to ponder and pose the what ifs, but typically very little of what he says has any practical application or applicability to the current state of things.
Kaku is a theoretical physicist. Theoretical physics is not really about "common sense" but are based on mathematical models. With more physical testing in the real world, we will see if these models fit.

A lot of the science we take for granted nowadays were once theoretical and "crazy talk" back then.
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Warp drives better happen very soon.
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With all due respect, I believe Michio Kaku is a crack pot. He loves to ponder and pose the what ifs, but typically very little of what he says has any practical application or applicability to the current state of things.
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Kaku is a theoretical physicist. Theoretical physics is not really about "common sense" but are based on mathematical models. With more physical testing in the real world, we will see if these models fit.

A lot of the science we take for granted nowadays were once theoretical and "crazy talk" back then.
This. Key word there is theoretical in his job title. He's not called a "Plant Systems Manager" or "grocery sack boy", pondering "what if", "maybe", and "perhaps" is his job. Crackpot or not that is what he is paid to do, and he does it well enough.

Someone has to pose the questions, it's almost like a challenge to others to attempt to figure it out. It all has to start somewhere, sometimes it starts with Star Trek, sometimes with a "crackpot" thoretical physicist.

It was only the very recent past (only a few years) that "anti-matter" was a theoretical concept. And now here we are......
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Anyone got any more details on how they detected it?
BBC article was hardly a thrilling scientific read. I'm always skeptical about anti matter.
    
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awesome article. I can't wait until we make something practical out of it! I can imagine the government making bombs out of this... Place antimatter in a time-release chamber, and when someone enters the room, 5 seconds later the antimatter touches matter and kaboom! very awesome indeed...
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LOL @ all the little warmongers in this thread, probably voting on republicans as well
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Planet Express, anyone?
We're whalers on the moon, we carry our harpoons...
    
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