Friday, April 26, 2013

Wormhole

I have spoken of wormholes before and most of you probably have a pretty good idea what one is but for those who might not, the simplest definition is this one: a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature (like a mountain is a topological feature on earth) that would basically be a shortcut through space-time. Instead of taking a lifetime to get somewhere, it might only take minutes and everyone's trip would be measured in light years rather than kilometers.

This is the sort of future I imagine in my wip, NO REST. A place where mankind has spread out into the Andromeda Galaxy and is busy exploring via FTL ships and wormholes, settling new planets.



What do you think humans will be doing a few thousand years from now?




32 comments:

  1. Can you imagine being the first person to go through a wormhole? No thanks!

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  2. I don't even know what I'll be doing for lunch today, so me guessing about humans thousands of years from now is a stretch right now :) Wormholes have always fascinated me~ cool post!

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  3. I do love me wormholes as long as you can find another one to come back and not wander around the galaxy like Janeway and the company.....

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  4. I would go through the wormhole. It's kinda like take the red pill instead of the blue, right?

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    1. well, let's hope there's a little more science behind it (not to mention a proven record of safety).

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  5. I think humans will be doing what we have always done--work to survive and try to find our way. There will be a faction who will try and rule the world and be dominant, and technology will be out of control. That is if we aren't starting up again after some type of incredible global apocalypse...
    Cool post--thanks.
    XO
    Pen
    Visiting from A to Z: www.penelopecrowe.blogspot.com

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  6. I like the idea of wormholes but I'm not sure the science of them could be true.

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    1. according to my research they are theoretically possible.

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  7. AKA an Einstein-Rosen bridge, right?

    Have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDkxiBcSPc

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    1. wow, that was pretty cool!

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    2. I know, right? Very weird stuff.

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  8. I adore wormholes, especially the wormhole gates Peter Hamilton uses in his novels. So cool! I wish they could work now and at least transport us from country to country without the annoyance of long plane trips.
    Great post! :-)

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  9. A great plot device, I just wonder if we'll ever discover real ones?

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    1. that's the question, isn't it?

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  10. Hopefully, humans will not be shooting each other with guns. I can at least believe in that, right?

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    1. wouldn't that be nice if we could all finally learn how to play nice.

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  11. In a few thousand years, humans will all be green. Just because.

    ...And hopefully we'll have avoided the Dominion War...

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    1. Green huh? Not my best color...

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  12. Hopefully living the ethos of Start Trek!! :-) Take care
    x

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  13. Probably the same thing we are doing now.. Surviving and trying to make a living. LOL.

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    1. I hope it's better than that.

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  14. perhaps we will have stepped a bit further out of the jungle and into a more civilized being...like trusting insead of killing? Of course that would mean we all would be "nice" to each other. Hmmm we might need about 10,000 years for that.

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    1. Sadly, you are probably correct.

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  15. I don't know it we'll ever figure them out but aren't wormholes so much fun to write about?

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  16. 1000s of years from now? It's Friday night. I'm barely hanging on to today right now.

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  17. I'd hope humanity will be beyond the Solar System, at the very least, and if we develop FTL travel that would be amazing.

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  18. It would be wonderful to be able to travel across space so quickly. Heck, if we could find a wormhole to get us to Australia, I'd be happy. ;)

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  19. I would like to see the world years and years from now. Though I would also like to go back and see my grandma when she was living on their farm in Budapest. That would be neat.

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  20. They'll have invented chocolate that's good for you and they'll be sitting around enjoying it ;)
    (I might be a little chocolate obsessed at the moment).

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