So Warp Drive Is Real: How Much Is It...

So Warp Drive Is Real: How Much Is It Worth?

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#1 Mar 8, 2011
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So Warp Drive Is Real: How Much Is It Worth?

By Langley MacClean

We all know the value of the Star Trek franchise is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. On the opening weekend of the last film it grossed over 73 million dollars. However, a recent article posted at , the investment news website, raises a whole new question - how much is the value of warp drive? Now, I don't mean in the fictional sense because the article, if you haven't seen it yet, is startling in that it claims that an inventor has figured out a way to not only theoretically make warp work without the current draw backs noted by physicists, but he's got working prototypes that he's demonstrated on a small scale.

I won't go into the physics explanation of it all, but because you can go to and read it for yourself. The point is, if the STDTS, as it is called, proves to work as advertised, this will revolutionize transportation and aerospace on an unprecedented scale. So how much is all of that worth? Don King is mentioned as owning the newspaper that ran the article, The Call & Post, so I'd have to guess that if he reads his own paper that he must be considering this same fact. I tracked down another article that talked about this story and it stated that the original story mentioned sponsorship possibilities in an upcoming, proof of concept style, media event. The TV rights to something like that alone must be in the seven figure range. Not to mention what the publicity will do for the inventor, one Marshall Barnes, who is described as a research and development engineer. I looked that up too since I haven't heard of such an engineer and found dozens of professionals working in various areas with that title, so it would appear that this guy is on the level. It also helps that a NASA scientist with the Kepler Project has seen one of the demos and has allowed his name to be used as a witness. Oh, and a cautious endorsement from Eugene Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry doesn't hurt either. Like I said, this appears to be the real thing.

So if this is the real thing, it's worth real money. I don't know how to get in on the ground floor of this yet, but I'm guessing if there's an opportunity to, the pay-off could be worth more than investing in gold. A lot more. In either case, eventually a lot of people are going to warp into riches.

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