Monday, June 1, 2009

Spacetime Foam (With Star Trek Examples From A Brilliant Physicist)

Dr. Machio Kaku speaking at the New York Academy of Sciences about his book, Physics of the Impossible…


“At the tiniest subatomic level, the fabric of space and time becomes so unstable that it starts to behave like a foam. Its surface alive with tiny bubbles momentarily popping in and out of existence. We call this quantum state the spacetime foam. It’s thought that contained within this foam, are objects called wormholes – tiny passage ways between two points in space and time.


The secret to building a time machine is to stabilize the spacetime foam long enough to make one of these worm holes permanent. And the way we do that is by subjecting it to enormous amounts of energy.”


What kind of energy is required and what type of civilization could harness the energy and technology required to find and manipulate wormholes from the spacefoam? I already quoted Dr Kaku’s breakdown HERE. But here it is again – this time with his Star Trek examples:


“When we look in outer space, we physicists don’t see little green men, we see type one, type two, and type three civilizations in outer space.


A type one civiliazation is a Planetary civilization: They control the energy of an entire planet; they control the weather; they control volcanos; earthquakes. (this is where we will be) about a hundred years in the future.


Type two is Steller. They control the energy of an entire star. They are perhaps a few thousand years ahead of us. And the Federation of Planets, Star Trek, is a typical type two civilization.  


Then we have type three: A Galactic civilization. These civilizations can eat type two civilizations for breakfast. They control the energy of an entire galaxy. (Our becoming a type three civilization is) hundreds of thousands of years into the future. (They are) like the Borg in Star Trek


…A type three civilization may begin to think about building a time machine. They can build atom smashers of galactic size to open gateways in the spacetime foam.”

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