When I'm Sixty Five

We got a new online 401k tracking system at work last week. I was looking over it and found that my retirement date is scheduled for 2050. I hope they develop flying cars by then so that I can be part of the first generation of old people to obstruct traffic in three dimensions.

Maybe four, even, if scientists get cracking on wormholes.

3 comments on this foolish article:

Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

They're cracking as fast as they can. http://homepages.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/~visser/030527-12.html Trouble seems to be that we thus far only have the foggiest clue how to create matter with negative mass and, last I checked, a wormhole is a black hole on such a massive scale that you can fly down it without getting stretched by the suddenness of the gravity increase, which means smashing together a pretty darn big portion of the galaxy (or some other galaxy; flying over a ways might not be that much more difficult if we're able to move that many stars in the first place).

Aaron said...

So what it sounds like you're saying is, it ain't gonna happen.

Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

Barring some unforseen advancement and/or finding a very large black hole already waiting for us, yeah, basically that.