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Re: starship-design: Re: Aliens
Steve VanDevender wrote:
> kyle writes:
> > Just a note:
> > ZPE generators are in the expirimental stage, and are showing sucess. As
> > far as the mention in earlier discussions of ZPE generators depleteing
> > the STC, I think it falls "back-in-its-slot" after use, with no
> > degradation/or quick regeneration.
> If people are admitting this in public, then please provide references.
> If you are usefully extracting energy from the vacuum, then it can't
> just fall "back in its slot" after use; the energy has to permanently go
> somewhere else for it to be useful. If the zero-point energy really
> gets completely replenished, then you aren't getting useful energy out
> of the vacuum.
Think of it as a quantum version of the water cycle.
1: energy extracted
2: energy used
3: energy useless, dissipates as waste
4: energy recondenses into vacuum
5: energy replenished
6: energy extracted...
Since ZPE has been performed at the same frequency, power, place, etc.
over and over, apparently the energy is never depleted. This is simply
something we have yet to comprehend. Unlike FTL, this has been done.
(over, and over...)
Remember the law of conservation of energy!