It seems to me that Fry's misdoings or maybe just leisurly travel wasn't taken into effect.
Maybe they stopped to get some food?
Maybe the PE ship broke down?
I'm just offering more variables here, which I'm sure you don't care for.
If you have a better estimate, I surely want to hear it - and I say this with a pure-heart and no chip on my shoulder!
Space case loves to talk technical.
What's your point?
I think your estimates should be mostly correct given the amount of available information.
Thank you for the "sanity check," Winna.My last sanity check bounced...
In the way Dog Doo 7 is introduced in that episode, it seems to be the thing furthest away from the Earth... and given Jurassic Bark, it would appear that Earth is very close to one edge of the Universe.
So it would seem.
You then went off comologist guesstimations on the width of the Universe, using the low number of 14 billion light years to make it easier.
Some would argue that I just 'went off'...
Assuming that the Universe hasn't stretched out much more than that in 1000 years (I think that's reasonable)...
As do I. Also, 1000 light years in 13.7 billion or so is so small we may safely ignore it.
... and that your math is correct...That
assumption, my friend, could get you into serious trouble.
This is of course also assuming that the PE ship travels only by speed. A Clone of My Own clearly suggests the ship bends space around it, which might suggest that the speed of light isn't quadrillions of times magnitude higher than it is now.
In ACoMO Farnsworth says that the ship “moves” the universe around it, not that it “bends” the universe.
If you have a better estimate, I want to hear it.
Also, I can see Bender getting all worked up over space being bent, and his not having anything to do with it.
I think there would be other drastic effects of making the speed of light that much higher...
y agree! But, the collateral effects of such an increase in the speed of light are beyond the scope of this discussion.
Sounds like good idea for another thread, though. [hint, hint]
Also, note that, if you took higher numbers (like the 42 billion light years for the width of the universe) into account than the speed of light would be even higher... if you assume Dog Doo 8 isn't quite the distance of the width of the universe away from Earth, then the new speed of light by your estimates would be slightly slower; so much slightly that I think it doesn't really matter given the size of the numbers.
It's simple arithmetic.
If you introduce other variables... like not spending the entire week getting there and back, the new speed of light would probably be several more magnitudes higher, dependant upon how much time was wasted since it would significantly reduce travel time.
If you (or anybody, for that matter) have better numbers, I want to hear them.
For what it's worth.... your estimations seem right on the money SpaceCase.
I don't think the new speed of light is actually that high though. This is because the ship almost definitely bends space around it, which is probably a much faster and efficient system for travelling large distances quickly.
You seem to be describing traveling large distances by accessing a higher dimensional space.
This or 'bending space' does not seem to be supported by canon.
And because I think upping the speed of light that high would be detrimental to the universe.... if even possible.Detrimental?
Try flamin' CATASTROPHIC!
This opens up a Pandora's box of truly scary possibilities - Which, again, are beyond the scope of this little discussion.
Great discussion point though.
Thank you. I hope you're enjoying it.
I think the whole bending the universe around the spaceship was a joke as, from a technical standpoint, it would be phenominally inneficient as a way for a spaceship to travel.
First: Yes, it was a joke.
Second: As mentioned above, it was "moving the universe" around the ship, not "bending."
Efficiency is not the main point.
Take conventional rocket propulsion for comparison. The payload is moved through space by throwing mass in the opposite direction.
At its absolute best
this process puts only half
the energy present into the payload.
IE. It’s only 50% efficient.
The reason we use it is that there is no viable alternative!
On the other hand, from a Futurama standpoint, since Farnsworth says that the PE ship gets 200% fuel efficiency... But now my own theory is shot down because the PE ship needs to refuel its tanks with dark matter as in Love's Labours and a couple other episodes.
I think the whole theory is undermined because Farnsworth is a senile, crackpot,
who can hardly remember what he had for breakfast,
much less intergalactic space-propulsion theory!
In the end, it's obvious how all this is possible. WIZARDS!
with the wizards?