Wormholes: Transportation Portals Of The Future
Deep Space Nine, our favorite Trek series of the momemnt, takes place on a distant Space Station located close to the opening of a wormhole that connects to quadrants of the galaxy. Apparently, scientists are theorizing the possibility of this type of wormhole travel in the next century.
According to an article from the Las Vegas Science News Examiner, Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland recently claimed that they found a way of detecting entrances and exits to wormholes, and they believe they will soon be able to prove this claim. Check out an excerpt from the article below.
As sci-fi fans know, wormholes offer an opportunity to connect distant points in spacetime, bypassing the need for faster-than-light propulsion. You enter the mouth of a wormhole on Earth and instantly exit the other end which can connect two distant locations in the universe or different places in time.
Wormholes moved from the realm of science fiction to serious science in 1985 when Cal Tech physicist Kip Thorne convinced colleagues that they might one day be used for space/time travel.
Wormhole enthusiasts describe how this futuristic technology could materialize:
• First-generation wormholes will allow transmission of information at faster-than-light speeds which could be useful in many of today’s real-time communications. Benefits range from creating a more real virtual reality system to eliminating satellite transmission delays.
• Second-generation will enable us to transmit and receive conventional data and create “eavesdrop” systems by placing “virtual wormcams” in space to capture pictures of objects. This will be extremely valuable for mapping planets and asteroids in distant star systems.
• Third-generation will be the first to transmit tiny bits of matter, which could be “morphed” into nanobots programmed to terraform new planets, making them more environmentally-friendly.
• Fourth-generation will become a Star Trek-like transporter. They could scan NASA astronaut bodies atom-by-atom and feed that data through wormholes with instructions for nanobots to rebuild the bodies at the destination.
(source Las Vegas Science News Examiner)
Read the full article here.