I'm curious to know if you had the opportunity to attend the symposium this past weekend; and if so, care to share your thoughts about your personal experience?
For me, this was a wonderful experience and I feel both privileged and honored to have had the opportunity to attend. I also felt privileged to have had an opportunity to speak with Vernor Vinge (Author) and Jill Tarter (SETI) privately; and briefly, with Kevin Kelly (co-founder of Wired Magazine), who was kind enough to hold the elevator door open for my significant other and I as it was closing. Kevin asked what I thought was the highlight for the symposium, and I could not help but to point out my personal bias of Vernor Vinge speaking in favor of cryonics as an option for interstellar travel.
Putting cryonics aside, Jill Tarter and I appear to have a similar mindset on how this issue can be resolved at the lowest level of cost. Unfortunately, the downside to the symposium was, no one person could attend all of the lectures because many of them ran in parallel to one another. So, I'm not in a position to fully appreciate Jill's perspective in sending copies of individuals to be constructed at a distance.
In an attempt to be creative on the "sci-fi" front, why not create a pulsed wormhole? The energy requirements to open a worm hole, in theory, is massive. So lets keep the wormhole open as brief as possible with the passage of an ultra-high velocity bullet at the precise moment the whormhole is open.
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