In science you should never say no. To anything. Period. Until it is proven wrong. Then you shout No! to the world.
Technology development, now, may be a rather different story. Just take this. What would provoke NASA to give such an un-equivolent message about a particular mainstay of Sci-Fi-literature, the warp drive. One should never say no after all, right?
Well, kind of. Click through to this list of things about to change the world. I particularly love the little nod to high school physics in #11. Now, whether you want it or not, the very fact that most of you may read this on a portable device of some sort, using a touchscreen which Hollywood considered futuristic in Star Trek Enterprise: The Next Generation has to make you think a little.
Truth be told, tricorders, i.e. smartphones were once considered Sci-Fi, too, and have been developed in a rather eerily similar form since. There is one thing to keep in mind, however: The similarities end where the laws of nature set a stopper.
The warp drive violates the laws of nature.
Click here to get a more detailed run-down of things on warp drives, while I point out the reason for this post:
Space is hard. Really hard. Now, we can do it, of course. You can and I can for as long as we keep chugging along, never losing our interest or our will to challenge our own thoughts and views.
If you believe for one second I will stop following posts about the warp drive, you are mistaken.