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    Silly humans
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by propain Click here to enlarge
    Speed of light not fast enough for you? Click here to enlarge
    2 slow =D
    Current estimates:

    R* = 7/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 2,[contradiction] fl = 0.33, fi = 0.01, fc = 0.01, and L = 10,000 years
    N = 7 0.5 2 0.33 0.01 0.01 10,000 = 2.31 (so two communicative civilizations exist in our galaxy at any given time, on average, plus two hundred more that are not trying to communicate).

    But a pessimist might equally well believe that suitable planets are rare, life seldom becomes intelligent, and intelligent civilizations do not last very long:
    R* = 10/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 0.01, fl = 0.13, fi = 0.001, fc = 0.01, and L = 1000 years
    N = 10 0.5 0.01 0.13 0.001 0.01 1000 = 0.000065 (we are almost surely alone in our galaxy).

    Alternatively, making some more optimistic assumptions, assuming that planets are common, life always arises when planets are favorable, 10% of civilizations become willing and able to communicate, and then spread through their local star systems for 100,000 years (a very short period in geologic time):
    R* = 20/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 2, fl = 1, fi = 0.1, fc = 0.1, and L = 100,000 years
    N = 20 0.5 2 1 0.1 0.1 100,000 = 20,000 (there's quite a few civilizations, although the closest one would still be about 1500 light years away).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    2 slow =D
    Current estimates:

    R* = 7/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 2,[contradiction] fl = 0.33, fi = 0.01, fc = 0.01, and L = 10,000 years
    N = 7 0.5 2 0.33 0.01 0.01 10,000 = 2.31 (so two communicative civilizations exist in our galaxy at any given time, on average, plus two hundred more that are not trying to communicate).
    But a pessimist might equally well believe that suitable planets are rare, life seldom becomes intelligent, and intelligent civilizations do not last very long:
    R* = 10/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 0.01, fl = 0.13, fi = 0.001, fc = 0.01, and L = 1000 years
    N = 10 0.5 0.01 0.13 0.001 0.01 1000 = 0.000065 (we are almost surely alone in our galaxy).
    Alternatively, making some more optimistic assumptions, assuming that planets are common, life always arises when planets are favorable, 10% of civilizations become willing and able to communicate, and then spread through their local star systems for 100,000 years (a very short period in geologic time):
    R* = 20/year, fp = 0.5, ne = 2, fl = 1, fi = 0.1, fc = 0.1, and L = 100,000 years
    N = 20 0.5 2 1 0.1 0.1 100,000 = 20,000 (there's quite a few civilizations, although the closest one would still be about 1500 light years away).

    Yup, the Drake Equation... Going by our current development we will start to see life in other places in about 1424 years and other planets will see our Hitler broadcast.... While they are watching out primitive broadcast we will most likely be living partially on mars yet we will seem like were living in the stone age acording to the signal.

    Time is the enemy.

    Here is something to think about... in 10,000 years we make a ship capable of the speed of light. We set our destination to our closest galaxy 42,000 light years away. 10,000 years later on Earth during that ships trip we make a ship that travels 10X the speed of light (Not possible but lets just say it is) and it sets out to the same destination. 10,000 years later on Earth during both ships travel we make a ship that does 50X the speed of light. 30,000 years into the trip the first ship has 12000 years to go. The 2nd ship has been there already for 5800 years . The 3rd ship will arrive in 840 years passing the first ship. By the time the first ship arrives 17,800 years would have past and the 1st ship will land in a fully developed Earth like civilization at its destination that was completely lifeless when it took off. Lets just say in the off chance that 10,000 years after the 2nd ship lands it develops the same tech that the Earth did at 30K years and can make a ship travel at 50X the speed of light. They build it and travel back to the Earth... The new civilization from the 2nd and 3rd ship would be able to land build and travel back to the Earth all BEFORE the 1st ship even landed at its destination 42000 years later.... At 50X the speed of light you could make 4.6 round trips from the new destination back to Earth BEFORE the 1st ship landed... Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    I highly doubt your tires would be shredded, since those engines defy gravity itself, you could just float your way to the end in .000000001 secs Click here to enlarge
    0.00000000075 secs if they have a JB-UFO & Intake ?
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    lmao, i think we arent the only ones out there
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by propain Click here to enlarge
    Yup, the Drake Equation... Going by our current development we will start to see life in other places in about 1424 years and other planets will see our Hitler broadcast.... While they are watching out primitive broadcast we will most likely be living partially on mars yet we will seem like were living in the stone age acording to the signal.

    Time is the enemy.

    Here is something to think about...
    Haha that's an elaborate example. Hitting the speed of light is a pretty daunting task and we're still not sure if it's possible. It may be the same thing as hitting absolute zero, where we're remarkably close, but never quite hit it. And as you said, light speed just doesn't really cut it. Until we're folding space it looks like we're stuck where we're stuck in our own backyard. Time is the enemy
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    Whatever it is, I dont think I will be around to see it happen..it will be out of my generation...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    Whatever it is, I dont think I will be around to see it happen..it will be out of my generation...
    As much as I'd like to see other life, I don't know if that other life will be friendly...but either way, it won't be in my time....

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    It's always the dumb $#@!ing rednecks out in the middle of a field that get abducted. It's like there is an alien race that has mastered the art of space and time travel yet finds the human anus the most fascinating black hole of all.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    It's always the dumb $#@!ing rednecks out in the middle of a field that get abducted. It's like there is an alien race that has mastered the art of space and time travel yet finds the human anus the most fascinating black hole of all.
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