Questions on artificial spacetime flexures and uploading

Jutta Stöckel (
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 16:30:42 +0100

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>From an article in "Der Spiegel" 50/1995 on Lawrence M. Krauss, a
I learned that it is theoretically possible to travel through space by artificial spacetime flexure: Space in front of the starship is getting contracted while space behind the ship is getting expanded. The problem about it would be that the starship has to "carry" the energy of a few thousand suns with it.
I would like to know if there are other kinds of artificial spacetime flexures possible, too. If they are possible: Can human bodies be exposed to artificial spacetime flexures, or are there dangers such as radiation etc?
If yes: How would a human body have to be protected - or maybe even have to be transformed?
And would a computer which is able to create spacetime flexures (probably with the help of an accelerator) automatically be able to create new (cyber-)spacetimes?
I'm also extremely interested in uploading, although I'd prefer to look like I do now. I would like to know if it is possible to create a nondestructive material which can be formed by a computer (and/or robots) along the uploaded information of every individual human body. I would prefer my old body to be destructed during the procedure of forming my new (but optically not different!) one, not during the procedure of uploading.
If these issues were discussed earlier in this mailing list, I beg your pardon for repeating them. My mother Jutta and I are new subscribers to the list.

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