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Greetings from the University of Scienceton!

We're very excited to announce the recent discovery (or creation) of a pocket universe where the flow of time varies dramatically as one gets farther into and into the pocket universe.

Just on the other side of the edge of the membrane separating our universe and the pocket one, time flows at much the same rate, but the farther one goes (the distances seem to vary) time flows faster and faster.

As such, we're looking for research projects ideas that would take advantage of this chrono-spatial phenomenon, specifically, projects that would benefit from the 2x as fast, 5x as fast, 10x as fast, 100x as fast, and 1,000x as fast zones of time.

One we're already working on (for example) is Stanford's Folind@Home protein folding project.

Thanks for your help. Onward!

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  • $\begingroup$ How big is the pocket? Is it possible to build structures from the surface trough the different time-speed regions to the depth? $\endgroup$ – b.Lorenz Jan 21 '17 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean 1000x faster than time on Earth? As in, 1000 days in the Pocket Universe is 1 day on Earth? $\endgroup$ – Garto Jan 21 '17 at 18:06
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    $\begingroup$ I suppose that the surface of the pocket is in the space. (since 200 million mile2 is huge ) But what are the inner dimensions: is it an infinite universe, just touching ours on dis surface, or only has the volume of a 200 mile2 surface sphere? My second question concerns a building (or space station), which has parts in our universe, crosses the membrane, and goes in the fast time region. Would this remain intact? If not, I have to use autonomous probes for everything I want to send into the pocket. $\endgroup$ – b.Lorenz Jan 21 '17 at 18:16
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    $\begingroup$ Obligatory xkcd: Prudence. $\endgroup$ – a CVn Jan 21 '17 at 22:48
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    $\begingroup$ Good to know, @kingledion and @SRM! Frankly, the types of questions I'm interested in asking are primarily opinion-based (which I feel like suits this stackexchange, if not the others), so it would be nice to have a tag along those lines. I love the SE style of voting, reputation, etc. but many of my questions get put on hold for being too broad, which is sad. $\endgroup$ – Officefan55 Jan 23 '17 at 11:31
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Rent it to whiskey makers. They can age the barrels artificially and find out what is the true optimal age of a whiskey. 40 years, 60 years, 100 years? Finally the liquor enthusiasts will find out at what point it stops getting better, or even if it does...

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    $\begingroup$ This would be great not just for investigation - but also for actual production runs of whiskey or even some wines! $\endgroup$ – kiltannen Jan 21 '17 at 22:55
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    $\begingroup$ And cheeses, and jerky, and leathers... $\endgroup$ – ThreeLifes Jan 22 '17 at 16:50
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Right off the top of my head I can think of a few possibilities

  1. Send a piece of handcrafted material through into the 1000 to 1 area - and age it quickly. EG A brand new "Antique" of some kind. Then when brought back - it can be tested and it's age "authenticated"
  2. With such a large area - you could send through a small planetoid with some selfsustaining terraforming processes in place. Once you bring it back - it would then be ready for Colonisation - so locate it in one of the Lagrange points - and you have a LOT of private real estate
  3. A Prison for horrific criminals where you can very quickly have them live out their entire lifespan and die of natural causes
  4. Scientific experiments. Loads of them. Mostly based around the science of gerontology. You could send through caged rats/ mice that you believe you have treated to live a long time EG Do Buckyballs Extend Lifespan? and very quickly get the answers...
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