Acts of Volition


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Jake -

Descendants, not ancestors.

Joe -

So it would take about the same amount of time as waiting for the next post on AoV?

Steven Garrity -

Jake: Fixed, thanks. I’ll leave these comments as a permanent record for my great-grandfather to learn how much of a fool I was.

Joe: The formula my the time between posts here is something like:

(hours in a day) × (2 children) × (my age) × (I’m so tired)

I would put it at between 1 and 18 months.

elizabeth macaulay -

simultaneously boring and existentially terrifying

Sounds like being in physics class.

Jemal -

I have friends that insist that not only does extraterrestrial life exist but that it has visited earth. Calculations like the above—and the even more interesting ones that indicate how much energy it would take to move a sizable number of people that distance—don't seem to be convincing to some people.

What does seem to work is asking them what would be worth expending that much energy.

Andrew.O -

The "amount of time" to travel to 'Kepler 22b' is relative to the speed at which you are travelling.

As you already noted that you were using Voyager 2 as you base for calculations, I thought it might be interesting to note that if we master the speed of light for travel you'd be shocked at the amount of time it would take.

(Distance x Speed of light in vacuum) | 1.893×10^10 seconds

599.9 Gregorian Years
5.999 Gregorian Centuries