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Interstellar travel

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Will this ever be possible and without spending a lifetime on board a starship just to get to the destination? Going into warp drive is still sci-fi, but even if it was a reality, travelling at relativistic speeds would still be too slow.
We don't hear much about travelling through wormholes these days, to arrive almost instantaneously at our destination - a notch up on Southern Rail. Have they fallen out of fashion nowadays as flawed physics?
There's always the unexpected in human ingenuity ( for which we should be immensely proud ), so that some bright spark/s might come up with a solution to traversing the galaxy with relative ease ( the pun is unintentional ).
That day seems far away from our perspective, but when it comes to discovering evidence for extraterrestrial life from a distance, the instrumentation for doing this is already with us, and improving all the time :D .
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It may be necessary to spend not one lifetime, but many lifetimes in our journey to the stars. Whole generations will be born, educated, serve and die on the great journey, and will know only the stars and the black of deep space.

If by then we have evolved into a cyborg race, the reproductive cycle may not be required, but the journey time is likely to be as great.

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There might be an advantage in being a cyborg Brian. For example, we wouldn't need to eat, although we might need to carry an oil can :wink: .
What else might a cyborg need on its interstellar travels?
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Brian, maybe a good map.

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I imagine a cyborg would spend much of the travel time in "low-energy" mode, powering up only as required by ship-maintenance duties and emergency situations :D
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What about a cybabe with nice blue-diode eyes and appealing eyelashes?
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Probably end up with overpopulation. :)

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I think that like people who imagine that "the grass is greener over the hill" and move away to solve their problems is that they take themselves and their problems with them. Hence mankind, travelling to set up on other planets or to reach other stars is simply going to transport the good with the bad to elsewhere. regards maf
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That's the point Mike and one that people like Professor Stephen Hawking seem to overlook when they say that humanity should leave Earth within the next century.
Would that mean all 7 billion of us? That would surely be an impossible undertaking.Who would qualify for tickets, astrophysicists and movie stars?
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