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    What we call the docudrama today is how I see it. Loosely based on facts, fictional composite characters, and a lot of dramatic embellishment and literary license. A touch of the supernatural for effect.

    Tolkien was a master of European mythology. He did not create Lord Of The Rings out of thin air.

    Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet was based on a folk tale.

    A bloody Dracula traces back to an actual person.

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    Well we don't need aliens for that.

    We just need to send really large mirror into space at significantly more than half the speed of light (relative to Earth).

    If you take three years to get a mirror to a point two lightyears away, then you can point your telescope at it, and see the stuff that was happening last year (as the light it reflects has had to travel 4ly to arrive back here). So if you can accelerate a large mirror to 0.667c, then in 6,000 years you will be able to see what happened 2,000 years ago reflected in the mirror.

    Obviously you will need a pretty good telescope to resolve individual and recognizable human individuals from 4,000ly away; And you probably need to launch three mirrors in different directions, so that your view isn't blocked by the rotation of the Earth at some critical point. The mirrors are going to need to be quite big, too. So there may be a few technical issues that need to be resolved.

    But at least we won't be dependent on aliens to help out.
    That may be true but leave us not forget that the earths orbital diameter is 185 million miles so these mirrors would have to compensate for that. And of course there's the pesky fact that our solar system orbits galactic center point at a rate of 514,000 mph, so keeping the mirrors aligned while all this happens would be almost as difficult as calculating the rotational, orbital and galactic position necessary to get a DeLorean to continue travelling with the same inertia and from the same point on the surface of the planet after transporting 30 years into the future.
    Yeah, sure, there will be some technical issues to work out. But that's just engineering. The idea is sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
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    Well we don't need aliens for that.

    We just need to send really large mirror into space at significantly more than half the speed of light (relative to Earth).

    If you take three years to get a mirror to a point two lightyears away, then you can point your telescope at it, and see the stuff that was happening last year (as the light it reflects has had to travel 4ly to arrive back here). So if you can accelerate a large mirror to 0.667c, then in 6,000 years you will be able to see what happened 2,000 years ago reflected in the mirror.

    Obviously you will need a pretty good telescope to resolve individual and recognizable human individuals from 4,000ly away; And you probably need to launch three mirrors in different directions, so that your view isn't blocked by the rotation of the Earth at some critical point. The mirrors are going to need to be quite big, too. So there may be a few technical issues that need to be resolved.

    But at least we won't be dependent on aliens to help out.
    That may be true but leave us not forget that the earths orbital diameter is 185 million miles so these mirrors would have to compensate for that. And of course there's the pesky fact that our solar system orbits galactic center point at a rate of 514,000 mph, so keeping the mirrors aligned while all this happens would be almost as difficult as calculating the rotational, orbital and galactic position necessary to get a DeLorean to continue travelling with the same inertia and from the same point on the surface of the planet after transporting 30 years into the future.
    Yeah, sure, there will be some technical issues to work out. But that's just engineering. The idea is sound.
    An even more sound idea would be to mount super high resolution cameras rather than mirrors with on these crafts. Directionally transmit the video back so the imagery isn't continuing to dissipate at a rate of the square of the distance from the source. Also, these cameras would be so much smaller than the mirrors they'd replace that they would logistically be much less likely to get blown to smithereens by a passing asteroid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atheos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post

    Yeah, sure, there will be some technical issues to work out. But that's just engineering. The idea is sound.
    An even more sound idea would be to mount super high resolution cameras rather than mirrors with on these crafts. Directionally transmit the video back so the imagery isn't continuing to dissipate at a rate of the square of the distance from the source. Also, these cameras would be so much smaller than the mirrors they'd replace that they would logistically be much less likely to get blown to smithereens by a passing asteroid.
    See, this is what I am saying. There's an engineering solution to all of the various problems. I don't need to worry about such minutiae.

    Keep up the good work, and let me know when we have some footage.

    Thanks!

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