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The 100 Year Starship project is an DARPA-funded initiative with the goal of building a faster-than-light starship (just like James T. Kirk's) by the year 2111. The 100YSS Symposium is a gathering of geeks who are trying to transform DARPA's fantasy into a reality.

The Future is a Fantasy: A 100YSS Presentation*

Abstract Humans are unique as a species because, with the help of well-defined problematics, humans alone are capable of redefining reality. A problematic can be understood as an exceptionally-challenging intellectual objective (e.g., heavier-than-air flight, building the first atomic bomb, curing disease, landing humans on the moon, developing artificially-intelligent computers, constructing faster-than-light speed spacecraft, etc.) that [...]

For some, Star Trek is nothing but a corny 1960s scifi series. For others, Star Trek represents the best and brightest path to the future that humans have ever been able to imagine. Live long and prosper!

Get Your Geek On! The 100 Year Starship Symposium

“The 100 Year Starship Mission will transform 20th century Star Trek science fiction into 21st century fact!” Nichelle Nichols Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura I have been to a lot of conferences in my day, but I have never been to any meeting that is quite like the 100 Year Starship Symposium. 100yss is currently taking [...]