[Excerpt from TT: 2011-07-10]
[Paulyboy] How have other traveling species managed interstellar travel? Propulsion seems to have many difficulties around it (time dilation, energy requirements towards the speed of light, sheer distance, etc.), so perhaps bending space/time and “hopping” may be more the route to look into (I’m not really sure). What directions, openings, ideas, leads, principles, etc. would be a good aim for further opening of exploration and questioning of this topic in the future, given the vocabulary of the channel? I’d aim for the schematics and construction manual for a warp drive or TARDIS (/chuckle), but I doubt this would be quite the setting for that. Thanks!
[MEntity] The concepts of folding space are valid, though not quite understood when put into current paradigms dependent upon propulsions. The “folding” of space that is used by many species includes the disassembling of matter from one point in space to the reassembling of matter in another. When the emphasis of exploration focuses on this method, the cascading of possibilities and potential might then lead to farther off-planet explorations.
[Paulyboy] Sort of a teleportation type technology?
[MEntity] It is a variation on that concept, yes, but rather than either a “beaming” or a “folding” acting as separate concepts, they come together.
In most instances that we can see, the “beaming” comes first in development, and then the “folding.”