Once a long long time ago a guy called Newton came up with a law he called his 3rd law. "The laws of motion"
Everyone knows about "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction"
My question here is, and I may be wrong here; there is nothing in the law that suggest the opposite reaction has to take place in the same space time as the action.
So my suggestion here is that in theory it could be possible to change the space/time in which the reaction takes place. Possible by strange things such as quantum entanglement? Or some other physical law we have yet to encounter.
So just going with this for a second. This would allow us to do things like send rockets into space without any of the dangerous bit happening near the rocket. We would still need all the propellant, but it could be ignited in a safe place and then we "simply" shift the reaction to where the rocket is?
Clearly this is well outside our common experiences, and definitively "syfy," but if the physical universe we live in would allow such things then can you imagine the possibilities.
NOTE I am not talking about moving energy from one place to another. That is a different thing. I am suggesting a way of relocating reactions in spacetime.
The difference can be seen if we were to do the opposite. For example, we could stop an asteroid from striking the earth in a damaging way if we could transfer the excess reaction from the strike to another location, such as the Moon. This could allow the asteroid to simply stop as it hits the earth, and then subsequently create a massive crater on the moon.
So the final question here is: If such things were possible, and the relocation of reactions was "easy" / "and everyday event," then do you think humanity would be better off with this technology?
What advantages could mankind get from this technology?
What disadvantages would we face?
When man invented nukes we were worried it was the beginning of the end, but we are still here.
Would such knowledge be survivable?