A wormhole is a corridor in space-time that allows instantaneous travel between two points in space that may be lightyears apart. One way to imagine how wormholes are structured is to fold a piece of paper (space) and draw a circle over a point where two parts of the paper touch.
Wormholes are currently only a scientific conjecture. However, scientists speculate that energy requirements can be made more reasonable giving them more practical uses.
Uses[edit | edit source]
- Communication - Microscopic wormholes can be used to transmit signals, overcoming the limitations of the speed of light.
- Transportation - Microscopic wormholes can transport nanobots with preset instructions. Larger wormholes can transport macroscopic objects across many lightyears.
- Gravity weapons - A large enough wormhole can be generated within an enemy structure to crush it gravitationally.
- Interuniversal travel - Wormholes could potentially be used as portals to other universes, but civilization in Omni 01 currently has no such technology as of 2142 AD.