Quantum Computing No need Only need a good enough computer for autopilot and controls Fly-by-wire Optical Computing Nope Aneutronic Fusion - Uber high temperatures, maybe feasible in the distant future, but probably not able to do right now with tokamaks or compact fusion How do we direct a few billion degree thrust? How do we direct a few million degree thrust?
How does compact fusion create thrust? Shape and consistency? compact fusion lawson's criterion Magnetic nozzle for greater thrust control and not burn our nozzle Muon generator, not important
Self-repairing hull How do we get it to work in space Kevlar shielding, use a self-repairing hull for multiple hits Scab AI monitors, inside and outside security Reacting as it's happening, simulations Another human being ship Adaptive Self-healing Self-aware because of all the sensors Nanorobotics Robots that spray catalyst Robot bay Mothership "Orca" "Remoras" - magnetic with spray thingy and other repair stuff The heart, the brain, the legs