Ok my last question folks (I know I am annoying you), when will interstellar travel be possible and will the singularity help us reach it? ?
'The technological singularity—also, simply, the singularity—is a hypothetical point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization. According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, called intelligence explosion, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a "runaway reaction" of self-improvement cycles, each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an "explosion" in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.'
- Anonymous1 month ago
In theory, wouldn't the "technological singularity" allow for us to send out robots to the far reaches of the galaxy and later send your singularity "mind" into that far distant robot at the speed of light using radio or other signal?
Heck, couldn't your singularity "mind" exist in multiple robotic "bodies" in multiple locations all at the same time?
What's to stop it?
Maybe the term "singularity" is a misnomer as your mind could occupy many machine "bodies". .
- nebLv 71 month ago
No amount of intelligence or knowledge will allow you to break the laws of physics. Our current understanding of physics precludes any practical mechanisms of interstellar travel for humans.
While we don’t have a complete understanding of the laws of physics, we DO have an incredible level of understanding of physics (from a physicist’s perspective). While we can never say never at this point, the prospect is grim.
- 1 month ago
Not possible. Nobody else has achieved it so why would we be able to.
"The Singularity" is a religious belief of the technocornucopians.
- TomLv 71 month ago
Id say LESS than two hundred years and a bit over 100. It will be done using a "Physics Shortcut" rather than raw SPEED which cannot exceed "c". The shortcut would likely be a "Space Jump" achieved by changing certain wave attributes of particles that control position in 3D space by "Zapping' them somehow to reset them to match another position in space light years away. Do this to the particles of a spaceship and its passengers--and you have interstellar flight. The Science is based on HUT (Holographic Universe Theory) Physics that is rapidly being accepted.
HUT proposes an "upper reality" where all particles exist but with no space between them , and a "Lower Reality" we PERCIEVE as a 3D Space As we see certain Wave attributes of matter particles as a POSITION in a 3D space that is essentially ILLUSIONARY. HUT was proposed by Einstein's Protégé David Bohn to explain Quantum Entanglement (Einstein's 'spooky motion at a distance')--- The same theory could be used for real time space jumps too.
We need only identify the wave attributes that control this 3D positioning and develop a way to control or modify them---A little over a century would be plenty of time to do that as we already have the concept and theory.
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- John PLv 71 month ago
The only sensible answers are: No idea, and No idea.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Interstellar travel is happening now. It's just taking tens of thousands of years. At least four spacecraft have been launched which are now in interstellar space. The singularity is by definition unpredictable and no conclusions can be drawn from it, if it isn't a fantasy.
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
None of your gibberish has any effect on developing actual technology that DOES things.
Get help for your ignorance and delusions. Really. And LEARN how actual tech works and how it is developed.
- Anonymous1 month ago
An intelligent machine could make an interstellar journey, but not a biological human.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
The next star is over 4 lightyears away. chances are we will never figure out how to travel there
- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
In an infinite multiverse, with undefined or unknown rules, anything and everything is eventually possible.
With foreseeable technology, the most practical mode of interstellar travel could be an adaptive form of panspermia. It was an idea used in a recent sci-fi novel in which a needle-sized spacecraft containing human germ cells was accelerated to near relativistic speeds by a powerful laser. This needle then very slowly began to collect particles and elements from interstellar space until it had constructed a spaceship that could house humans and make robots which could fuse the germ cells and grow the humans. Apart from that you are stuck with generation starships which will be incredibly difficult to sustain mechanically, biologically and socially. So perhaps you just have to wait for a stargate to be discovered or find some other way of travelling between multidimensional space. Thinking still remains the best way to travel to the stars.