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Can an Alcubierre drive be built by starlifting?

Well yes, but actually hm ? Energy Curving spacetime isnt hard, a pencil can do it, warping it at small scales with strong curvature only requires a lot of energy. Whenever these papers talk about ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

It depends. It makes it easier to transport goods from afar, meaning interstellar distances shrink and make for example production of hydrogen on earth uninteresting, just "warp" it in from ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

For your basic premise, the slowdown in the exchange of knowledge is only significant if it splits up the population substantially. If only 1% of the population is travelling, very little effect even ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

Power to the people FTL means you have time travel. People in the future will see how grim the world is once nobody has a job. Everybody has has to live on a version of universal basic income that ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

It's reasonable in the short term, but not in the long term. In the short term (say, 2000 to 2040), the acceleration of machine learning tech has been a matter of specific breakthroughs bolstered by ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

The stardrive technobabble is harmful for high-density computer storage and microchips. You would some explanation why it is not equally harmful for DNA and living organisms, but that can be handled ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

Yes, at first, and then definitely no. Scientific research takes time, effort, and resources. So developing FTL travel in the mid 2000s would probably have diverted a lot of resources away from ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

Yes, at the cost of most earth cities Your FTL drive allows for a defense against ICBMs: Be far away, and then shoot down the interstellar ship carrying missiles towards your city while it is still ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

Generally no but partially actually yes The machine learning field as a whole is just to convinient for space travel to be "left for later" especially when FTL colonization is possible. As ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

Also have to go with not likely/not reasonable because: Assuming you want a reasonably 'hard SF' feel to your story your faster than light drive is not going to be some back yard scientists invention ...
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Is it reasonable for the development of faster-than-light travel to significantly slow the development of machine learning technology?

No, it's not reasonable In fact, your conditions will dramatically improve the development of machine learning. Machine learning, though in its infancy today, nevertheless exists today... and yet we'...
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