Are Humans Made For Star Travel?
By admin on Mar 8, 2010 | In Human Survival
It seems that traveling to the stars in a "Star Trek like starship" is not possible because of the collisions with hydrogen atoms. However, the technology for light speed travel may be possible. That leaves my more practical proposal to star travel possible, say within the next 50-75 years.
So let us think out of the box here and ask what would really take humans to the stars at light speed? Light would of course. Could we make humans light? Maybe... could we encode the human genome redundantly as a light or radio signal and transmit it to the stars. Yes, I think we could with present day technology. Now...How would we grow a human on the other side?
Using technology we don't have just yet . . . We would have to be able to sequence the genome, create a viable zygote, grow it in an artificial womb and then you have a human baby, which would have to be nurtured to adulthood.
How would we get all this technology to the other side? Microstarship, walnut size, huge lightsail, nanomachines inside to construct the transmitter-receiver-incubator-robots on the other side, a series of space based particle projectors to accelerate the microstarship out of our solar system, magnetically bottled anti-matter to slow it down. Digital human seeds transmitted to the stars . . .
It would be a gigantic project which would dwarf the effort to land a man on the moon. A major undertaking of scientific knowledge and engineering from every area, combining it to spread a form of humanity out onto the stars.
Maybe we weren't made for star travel. But then again, we weren't made to fly either!
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