NASA's JPL just recently acknowledged that Voyager II has now joined Voyager I in entering interstellar space after 41 years of space travel. This got me to wondering: when will we ever get to Alpha Centauri (or some other interstellar object beyond the Oort cloud?
This post quotes NASA:
It will take about 300 years for Voyager 2 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud... and possibly 30,000 years to fly beyond it.
Assuming that technology has greatly improved since 1977 when the Voyager satellites were launched, how long would it take for a modern spacecraft to surpass the distance from the sun achieved by the Voyager satellites?