A Wrinkle in Time Archive

  • One of my favorite books while growing up as a small child addressed the issue of doing away with straight-line travel; its name was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.  In her book she first described the shortest distance between two points as a straight line.  While this makes perfect sense for inter-planetary and metropolitan travel, it would prove extremely slow when applied to deep-space travel. By walking the reader through a visual depiction she showed points A and B as separate ends of a string.  The traveler was represented as an ant on the string.  Rather than force the ant to walk from beginning to end, she brought the two points together as the observers watched the ant […]

    Wormholes: The Only Way to Travel

    One of my favorite books while growing up as a small child addressed the issue of doing away with straight-line travel; its name was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.  In her book she first described the shortest distance between two points as a straight line.  While this makes perfect sense for inter-planetary and metropolitan travel, it would prove extremely slow when applied to deep-space travel. By walking the reader through a visual depiction she showed points A and B as separate ends of a string.  The traveler was represented as an ant on the string.  Rather than force the ant to walk from beginning to end, she brought the two points together as the observers watched the ant […]

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