It seems the Pentagon wants to bring a little Star Trek off the big screen and into real life within the next hundred years. If you can present a good idea about how to make that happen, you might get a cool $500,000 out of the deal. From the Seattle Times:
The Defense Department research agency that helped foster the Internet wants someone to dream up a way to send people to a star.
The winner will get $500,000 for the idea. This month 150 competitors answered the federal government’s initial call for cosmic ideas. Officials said some big names are among those interested. The plan is to make interstellar travel possible in about a century.
This might seem farfetched now, but let’s not forget that we went from horse and buggy to space flight in the span of 100 years. With technology accelerating so fast, the coming decades should see some pretty amazing advances.
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