Monday, November 19, 2012

The Price is Right: the cost of starships

Torch ship by David

Creeping, crawling, toddling, walking - or is it sprinting - technology. In the late 1950's and 1960's it would have cost about 100 billion dollars to build a manned starship. In the 1970's, I estimate a larger, much better equipped, faster and more comfortable manned starship would have cost 100 billion american dollars - and this is in spite of inflation. I estimate that the cost of a ship will remain at 100 billion  through the 1980's and even through the 1990's, with continued inflation the cost will remain at about 100 billion dollars for the first manned (of reasonable size) starship.

WHM!
The technology available to the people of Earth isn't creeping ahead, it is Sprinting! The predicted catastrophic famine, megadeaths, resource and energy exhaustion for the 1970's was an ill-tempered fantasy. What really happened was an increase in life expectancy of about 1.2 years/per year in the 3rd and 4th worlds, coupled with dramatic decreases in disease, and upward surges in standards of living ranging from 500% to better than 2000% for some.

Technology in the so-called western and eastern worlds is growing explosively and includes; better transportation. power, communications, computers, robots, even cheaper food and clothes; and dear-to-my-heart space technology.

Almost unnoticed
Almost unnoticed , all the infrastructure needed to support interstellar expeditions is being built and emplaced. Manifestly unnoticed is the building here on Earth of every sub-system needed for a starship. In the very near future the components will be put together, manned, launched, and mankind will move out to fulfill his truly manifest destiny.

NOT science fiction by Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann



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  8. (2b)...interstellar travel not acceleration constant (laser)... But, if someday could make a laser-ray with its photon´s wave trains auto-correcting the divergence...how if they go away inside of a fiber-optic tube reflecting on the walls without can go out, although the ray would travel millions of light-years, to the end would arrive the beam cross-section with the same area that beam departed from the light source... Laser/Antilaser? Trajectories: photons divergent, perhaps antiphotons convergent?, then would go 2 concenter "tubes of light" ◙, normal photons interior-tube divergent/antiphotons exterior-tube convergent, perhaps repulsion photon/antiphoton...the exterior-antilaser prevents go out outside the interior-laser; and the interior-laser prevents go in inside the exterior-antilaser...maintaining always the same diameter... What would happen to arrive those intact laser marks to the distant semicircular screens?...hyperluminal-speed.

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  9. ...interstellar travel not acceleration constant (laser)... L=2*3.14*r... that beam of a laser pointer that turn 180º, from horizon to horizon, in 1 second and 4 imaginary semicircular screens located, for example, to the distances from Erth... 1: 95493 kms... 2: Moon (384403 kms)... 3: Sun (150 Million kms)... 4: Andromeda (2 million light years)... The mark of laser pointer to reach, would move alongside each screen to an angular speed of 180º/sec and a linear speed, based on the light, of...(3.14*r)/c... km 95493=1c... Moon=4c... Sun=1570c... Andromeda galaxy= 198 Billion*c, (1.98*10^14)*c.

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  10. (2c)...interstellar travel not acceleration constant (laser)... Light from Andromeda, photons divergent...although...if all they diverge, or not it would be sighted, or Andromeda would be sighted without details how a diffused spot amalgam of photons from different stars, the fact that in telescope its stars can be sighted how ░░light´s dots░░, indicates that Some Photons, perhaps into the center of Each Light´s Beam, they do not diverge and go away in straight line permitting thus to see that star how a clearly defined • light´s dot...

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  11. ...interstellar travel constant acceleration (electric cars: charge in street-lamps)... installing on every normal street-lamp of the World (supplying them triphasic current 380 v.ac) e.g. at exterior of the tube to 1 mt height from ground and a differential anti-shock, a plastic ribbon screwed and rain protected with 4 opposites electric-plugs 380 v.ac type world-standard (each street-lamp, already with activated current 24 hours, can have a light-sensor for automatic on/off). Each electric car exits from factory obligatorily with 2 electric-plugs for 380 v.ac, one of entrance at front and another of exit at rear, and 1 connection-cable with 10 mts, so the cable always stays over ground between street-lamp/car or car/car. ENTRANCE PLUG: the own car´s converter adapts the network-current to the adequate voltage of the car. EXIT PLUG: free and available by Law for whichever car that arrives after and can connect to the car before. So nobody has that wait for, all cars that arrive to street-lamp they can connect in line one another (would have that watch and solve the fallen of tension and amperage with various cars at the same time). When a car finishes its charge, if wants disconnect all, connects the next car to the anterior, and runaway (if they do not connect the cable of your car, the aboard sensor calls to your mobile for go to connect it), the other cars go advancing towards the street-lamp and connect again one another. So nobody has that wait for. How the GRAPHENE BATTERIES Have Not Memory Effect, they can disconnect/connect without problem with any charge level. If governments/companies have that give money for that electric-charge to each one, can do it applying a money-charge by kms/year declared (at International traffic, are annotated kms from milometer to enter/exit, paying to exit: e.g. money-charge=$1 cent/km, car brings battery-charge for travel 100 kms, reading kms entrance 47000, exit 48000 and carries battery-charge for travel 300 kms; total kms=48000-47000-100+300=1200 kms*$1 cent=$12), finished the "history" of individual kilowat-meters, etc. Electric cars charge solved the problem. HAVE TO INSTALL ALREADY THE PLUGS in all street-lamps around the World...and the factories must to put those 2 electric-plugs to all cars, finished the electric-charge´s actual problem, for electric cars... Of course, together with technological progress also socially progressing for avoiding delinquency and vandalism into society, not only with more strong measuring legal but also with an Authentic Social Justice, but that is already other "history".

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