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On a more serious note. It is only the top end expensive places that charge for internet. The backpackers and cheap motels i have stayed not only have free internet, but it was fast as well. Hell even some campsites i have been too have free internet.
Sure it may have seemed good the first time because you where like 5 years old. Trek was and always will be "pop" TV and Cinema.
Right now the machines we send and tiny fractions of the mass budget (and cash budget) that people compare to manned missions. And yet the machines still get more done.
Wormholes and Alcubierre warp drives are both constructs within the framework of the currently-accepted physical theories
Err no they are not. First of all the all violate energy principals widely accepted to hold. Second they need *negative mass* that has *zero* theoretical underpinnings. That is, withing the currently accepted physical theories they are quite impossible. Then add the fact that the basic Alcubierre drive needs more energy than the visible universe and is causally disconnected from the rest of the universe....
We find maths that describes reality, not the other way round. A good example is how high will a ball go when thrown upwards at a given speed. One of the solutions can give a complex number. We just ignore it as physically impossible.
Just because the math has a solution in some abstract mathematical sense does not mean is represents anything to do with reality.
Thermodynamics doesn't apply at large scales. Relativity doesn't necessarily conserve energy, for example; where does the energy from red-shifted photons go?
That is a fairly easy undergrad problem. It is very easy to show thermodynamics, conversation of energy, conservation of momentum and everything else is *not* violated in *all* frames of reference.