Ken Craggs’s site is not live feeding and he wished to know what people thought of this project and the idea behind it. Without further ado:
The 100 year starship project aims to make human travel beyond our solar system a reality by the year 2112 and is dedicated to identifying and pushing the radical leaps in knowledge and technology needed to achieve interstellar flight.
A way has been found to coax photons into binding together to form molecules — a state of matter that, until recently, had been purely theoretical. The coherent interactions between individual photons may enable a wide variety of scientific and engineering applications.
It is now possible to construct a digital photograph of a photon, which might be useful to scientists researching synthetic molecules, in order to produce synthetic photons that could be digitally/electronically controlled.
Here is an article about synthetic biology regarding the digital genome –
“This cell’s lineage is the computer, it’s not any other genetic code”. If digital molecules can be produced, then producing digital photons might also be possible.
Could the outer shell/layer(s) of a starship be made out of photons and/or synthetic photons? And would a solid mass of photons the size of a starship be able to travel at or close to the speed of light?
Not all exoplanets will be suitable for human habitation. Such planets, however, could be suitable locations for robots to use 3D printers to construct telecommunication masts, which would be erected by robots to connect the Interplanetary Internet. Robots could also erect structures such as accommodation for humans.
The Milky Way Galaxy is about 100,000 light years across and 1,000 light years deep. The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is about 75,000 light years from the Milky Way galaxy. While M81 and M82 are also nearbygalaxies that are about 12 million light years away.
Even if a starship could travel at the speed of light, it could take tens of thousands or even millions of earth years to travel to other galaxies. Robots could possibly survive such a long journey and produce test tube humans when they get to a planet suitable for human habitation.