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The Great Time Machine Race Is Now Online - Ronald Mallett vs Marshall Barnes
Marking the beginning of a week, with heavy time travel related activities, www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com launches with full coverage of the most unique, private competition since the race to fly the first airplane.
The web site is full of original photos of both men and video clips from a variety of sources. It even features a page where odds makers have placed the stakes on who they feel will do what , and you can vote your choice for winner - Ronald Mallett, Marshall Barnes, Someone Else or even Nobody.
The web site promises to have more information as it becomes available and even goes into a fairly good explanation on each man and his approach to time travel. For those that may have doubted that Marshall has any connection to Mallett at all, they're proven to be the fools, as there are two photos with them together, one where Marshall is shooting an interview of Mallett, and another where they are on a panel together, from the 2007 MarCon sci-fi convention. The entire framework of the backstory between the two is given, as well as a copy of the email that Marshall sent to Mallett offering him an opportunity to join his time machine project - which Mallett allegedly turned down, thus setting the stage for the competition that has since ensued.
This web site is documenting a potentially history making event, even more so because both are men of color and engaged in the most radical of endeavors - the attempt to make time travel a reality.
Mallett is scheduled to appear at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York city the first week of December, while Marshall will be appearing at the Universal Light Expo in Columbus, Ohio on October 14th and will be interviewed live on Richard Syreet's international radio program, The Conspiracy Show, at 11`PM EST that same night. The Conspiracy Show can be heard online at http://www.zoomerradio.ca/
Meanwhile, Marshall has been spearheading the research and development of his STDTS technology as a prototype for warp drive since 2002. The application of the technology, which causes a gravitic acceleration by acting on space itself, to a rotating configuration, such as a fan - which should cause the same effect - if not more than what Mallett is attempting, won support from a number of scientists, including a group attending the Mars Society conference this year in Pasadena. It was due to that support that Marshall set everything else aside when he returned home and began work on what was to become the Verdrehung Fan(TM) http://www.prlog.org/
The rest, to paraphrase a saying, is becoming history.