Slaver Stasis Field
A force field that protects everything inside it by creating a space in which time is suspended. (Read
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|"Stasis fields were around before Niven used them in Ringworld. David McDaniel, in his 1967 "The Arsenal Out of Time", although come to think of it he may have borrowed the idea from Niven's 1966 "World of Ptaavs"."|
(AJWM 3/30/2005 4:46:50 PM )
|"I'd argue that you could go back to EE Smith's Skylark series (1930's) for an equivalent to the stasis field.
Yeah, these books now seem dated. (About as dated as the original Star Trek series seems today, and that was done in the '60's). But great fun for youngsters.
[My imitation of an old f*rt - "Do any youngsters sit down with books anymore, instead of gameboys?]
(tk 4/8/2005 3:23:00 AM )
|"A Slaver Stasis Field doesn't "stop" time, it mearly slows it down by some impressive degree."|
(Jack 7/5/2005 7:17:44 PM )
|"Here's a quote from Ringworld that should settle the point:
'The crash couch became a mirror-surface egg. Inside, no time would
pass until Louis turned off the stasis field. If the ship should happen to
ram an antimatter asteroid, even the General Products hull would be
ionized vapor; but the kzin's crash couch would not lose its mirror
(Bill Christensen 7/5/2005 7:17:44 PM )
|"well, according to what i underestand, stasis may be accomplished by lowering the temperature of a certain body to 0K. This is now kind of... impossible, for today's science that is, but you would also have to notice that if a body is frozen like so, all the water in it would expand and crush his tissues. But since water only expands to 9% of it's original surface are when frozen, only 10% of the water (here commes the tricky part) in every single cell of the body must be drained out. OF counse, some toads and other animals can submit themselves to a stasis-like state. But it would fall into consideration that their skin is completelly permeable and the excess of water would just evaporate or be excreted."|
(Diego (submit comments to haganenorenkinjutsushi19 10/3/2005 1:07:28 PM )
|"Actually, I believe that in "World of Ptaavs", it was indeed true that a "stasis field" slowed time down by a large factor rather than stopping it completely. That was mentioned in the explanation of how they turned off the field generated by the thrint's suit; they created a low-ratio field around the suit, and "a stasis field cannot exist inside another stasis field"."|
(technovelist 4/27/2009 8:51:23 PM )
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