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When Chinese scientists recently declared that time travel is impossible, it really got my flux capacitor in a twist. Call me old fashioned, but I believe that all of our science fiction dreams can come true one day, from sonic screwdrivers to warp drives. After reading the article, we at DVICE — and many of you, no doubt — concluded that the test results do not eliminate all of the methods for time travel that science fiction has given us. With respect to those scientists, and in support of the farsightedness of people such as H.G. Wells and his book, The Time Machine, we present you five time travel methods that the Chinese experiment does not de-bunk.
Today is June 16th, better known across the quadrant as Captain Picard Day, where schoolchildren everywhere celebrate by making lumpy clay sculptures of Captain Picard's head. Not having any schoolchildren handy (or any clay, for that matter), we're going to instead celebrate with 10 examples of why Captain Picard is so incredibly awesome. Of course, we're fairly certain that we didn't hit all of Captain Picard's high points here (since that would be impossible), so don't hold back, what'd we miss?
Think you're a Star Trek fan? In 1996, Barbara "The Commander" Adams shocked a lot of people by showing up for jury duty in a full Next Generation uniform, complete with Tricorder and possibly a phaser (she would have to check the sidearm at the door). She was very boldly trying to live in Gene Roddenberry's vision of the 23rd and 24th centuries. The world of 2011 may not seem much closer to the world of Trek than 1996, but it's actually possible for the average person to enjoy some of the technology and indeed even the environment of Star Trek in every day life. While some of the future technology, like transporters, tractor beams and cloaking devices are still in the laboratory, below is a list of items available to the consumer to either buy or build.
The interesting thing about those 1980s Star Trek Next Generation episodes is how those very fake looking control panels (black glass with colorful shapes for interfaces) are now, in the wake of the iPhone and iPad, becoming quite realistic. Thus this latest concept device is less pie-in-the sky design fancy, and now just another realistic alternative.