Aloha – Interstellar fans may be interested in one of the recent astrophysics theories, which is that the Milky Way itself might be a giant wormhole for Space/Time transportation. Using Wormholes as transit points between various parts of the universe is certainly worth studying. But I am stuck with the issue, if we follow the theory that normal transit speeds to and from a wormhole are limited to the speed of light, what good is it going to do me? I spend 200 years traveling to a wormhole, then once I get to the other side I might have 1,000 years traveling to my destination on the other side. So, good science, but I’m still struggling with this as a concept for good science fiction :o)
Aloha – I was reading a news story yesterday that has stuck with me relative to possibilities both for writing science fiction and for future value in space exploration. “Beam me up Scotty” type teleportation is still only in the world of fiction, but in reality, teleportation of energy is a reality. In an article, Quantum Teleportation Goes Furthest Distance Yet, scientists were able to transport a light particle 15.5 miles. If the particles can hold integrity at 15 miles, how about 15 million miles, and if 15 million miles how about 15 light years? If that holds true then once the entangled sub-atomic particles could be a breakthrough that could lead to real time communication, possibly eliminating time delays based on massive differences. A fun notion that has potential with credible scientific research.
I have read stories and novels where real time communications had various explanations in the world of science fiction, but the credibility factor if stopping to think about it was missing. One of my favorite variations on this was in a story where identical twins were training an they were able to communicate thoughts through interstellar divides allowing for timely communication. I wasn’t convinced and it detracted from the story.
If you’d like to read the article, the link is below: