For decades, science fiction writers have used their ideas to help create the future. Sci-fi novels and movies are full of wacky concepts, which are frequently used as stepping stones for action-packed adventures rather than serious attempts to predict future developments in science or technology.
Additionally, radars, geostationary satellites, and powerful handheld computers were all previously considered science fiction until a few visionary individuals took it upon themselves to make them a reality.
In this article, we’ll go over several sci-fi concepts that, at the very least, could be implemented.
Teleportation is unlike any other mode of transportation in that, rather than the passenger traveling through space from point A to point B, teleportation ends with the creation of an exact copy at the location. while the source is destroyed. Teleportation is quite possible when viewed in these terms – and at the level of subatomic particles rather than humans.
When two distant particles are entangled, the state of a third particle “teleports” to the two entangled particles. On computer chips, information can be transferred between photons even if they are not physically connected. Scientists at the University of Rochester and Purdue University have discovered that electrons can teleport.
Researchers, including Rochester physicists John Nichol and Andrew Jordan, are exploring new techniques to generate quantum mechanical interactions between distant electrons.
The study could transform technology, health and science by providing faster and more efficient processors and sensors, the scientists said. Quantum teleportation is proof of quantum entanglement, which Albert Einstein dubbed “spooky activity at a distance.” The characteristics of one particle can impact the properties of another particle, even if they are separated by a great distance.
Star Trek is a classic example of teleportation. A transporter is a fictional teleportation device from the Star Trek universe.
Shuttles were only used in the 23rd century by Kirk, Spock, and McCoy when radiating molecules from someone around would be harmful to their health. Contrary to popular belief, the reason Gene Roddenberry chose to equip his spaceships with “carriers” was to reflect the low-tech reality of the 1960s.
An annular confinement beam (ACB) is a cylindrical force field that channels and follows the transported person from source to destination. This keeps your coins and coins from wandering through intergalactic space as you are transported to a strange new world.
The ACB appears to lock onto a target before disassembling it into phased matter, a condition similar to energy. It’s a shame the creators of the series couldn’t be more specific. Either way, it is evident that “something” is being transferred from one place to another with instructions to rebuild it on arrival.
Have you ever watched Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar?
This sci-fi adventure follows an adventurous team of scientists, engineers and NASA pilots as they use a newly discovered wormhole to overcome the constraints of manned space flight and cover the immense distances necessary for travel interstellar.
For example, the film imagines a future in which a series of natural disasters would increase the population of North America tenfold or more, with comparable effects on the rest of the planet.
In the movie, Professor Brand’s gravity equation is essentially an effort to manipulate gravity. Fortunately, a wormhole appears near Saturn, leading to a distant galaxy. It circles Gargantua, the huge flaming black hole in the alien galaxy. Due to the enormous gravitational pull of Gargantua.
When the study of black holes began, before the term was coined, physicists were unsure whether these strange phenomena existed in the real world.
Physicists Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen originally developed wormholes. The problem is, the wormhole and the unique substance that stabilizes it can’t deviate too much from standard physics. Only micro wormholes have been created so far.
After their 1935 forecast, the evidence seemed to indicate that there were no wormholes. But recent research suggests they may be easier to create than previously assumed.
At the end of 2017, physicists Ping Gao and Daniel Jafferis of Harvard University and Aron Wall of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton identified a technique to support open wormholes via quantum entanglement.
The cosmic bridges projected by general relativity could be achievable.
A time machine is a classic piece of sci-fi storytelling, allowing individuals to travel through time and change the course of history – for better or for worse.
Einstein’s general theory of relativity tells us that it is possible to time travel. This amalgamates space and time into a single âspace-timeâ continuum.
According to physicist David Lewis Anderson of the Anderson Institute, a hypothetical design for such a time machine was presented in 1974 by physicist Frank Tipler. A Tipler cylinder should be large – at least 60 miles (97 kilometers) long – and thick, with a mass similar to the sun. Using a time machine requires the cylinder to spin fast enough to warp spacetime so that time loops back on itself. It’s not as simple as putting a flux capacitor in a DeLorean, but it works on paper.
Contact is one of the most significant time travel sci-fi movies ever. The film inspired a whole generation of scientists.
Imagine yourself as a radio wave at the speed of light. You leave Earth and fly over the Moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Even at 299 million meters per second, it takes five hours to reach Pluto. A sound collage of Earth accompanies you as you zoom out of the solar system to Vega, 26 light years away. This is how the film Contact began in 1997.
The answer is a Eureka Moment. It’s so easy, but so hard to imagine. The film becomes more intriguing when you consider the reasoning involved. Aliens can search for such signals and send them back with a code for a sequence of prime numbers, a universal indicator of the intellect.
The trailer for the film Moon Fall, directed by Roland Emmerich, shows how the Moon has slipped out of its orbit and is on a crash course with Earth.
While it’s hard to discern what’s going on among the weird visuals and fight sequences in the trailer, one thing is clear: the bold lettering on the trailer reads: âIn 2022, the Moon will come to us. “
To achieve the situation depicted in the Moonfall trailer – a collision with Earth – the Moon would have to leave its current orbit.
The Moon is in orbit because it is moving fast enough to avoid colliding with Earth but not fast enough to release its gravitational pull.
A large object like an asteroid could impact the Moon and cause it to go out of orbit. Planetary impacts were more common in the early days of our solar system. Scientists believe that 4 billion years ago, a huge planetary object called Theia collided with Earth, forming the Moon. To deflect the Moon’s orbit, an object must be “large enough to impact it at the appropriate speed and angle.”
To artificially alter the Moon’s orbit so that it collides with Earth, you must reduce its speed and lower its altitude using a motor located on the “forward facing” side of the Moon. Rather than driving the Moon into us as Moonfall implies, you would be using propulsive forces to slow it down.
There can be an infinite number of universes out there. Parallel worlds are another well-known sci-fi concept, although when portrayed onscreen they usually only differ in small aspects from our own universe.
Parallel universes and multiverses are frequently discussed in conjunction with other important scientific concepts such as the Big Bang, string theory, and quantum physics.
The Big Bang happened 13.7 billion years ago. The universe expanded 10.26 times faster than the speed of light at that time. Some researchers believe that several universes are possible, even very probable. According to theoretical physicist Alexander Vilenkin of Tufts University in Massachusetts, inflation hasn’t stopped around the world at the same time. While cosmic inflation ceased for all that is detectable on Earth 13.8 billion years ago, it continues in other places.
Instead, the multiple worlds hypothesis suggests that for every observable state or outcome, there is another “world” where a different quantum consequence occurs. A branching structure in which our seen cosmos is divided into almost endless options.
While there may be many versions of your life that are somewhat different from your existence in this world, you would never know.
Everyone knows the science fiction drama Doctor Who. Episode World Enough and Time, a tale of a 400-mile-long ship stuck above a massive black hole. Due to time dilation, a few seconds on the lower decks of this spacecraft equated to years on the upper decks, as seen in Interstellar. As a result of this real science, a whole generation of creepy cloth-faced cybermen appeared within minutes.
Doctor Who, with its Gallifreyan core in a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), is well placed to explore these dimensional issues. The concept that the Tardis inside and out exist on separate planes is briefly referenced in Classic Who, with Tom Baker’s doctor describing him as “dimensionally transcendent.” But this was not properly developed in a tale, the “dimension” becoming a fashion.