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Will We Ever Travel Faster Than Light?


Of course we all want to be able to travel through space like the Enterprise at Warp speed. But will we ever be able to do that?

Physics (like explained in the article “Are We Ever Going To Develop Faster-Than-Light Travel?“) says that it is unlikely. But there are plausible (yet  plagued with problems) theories of ‘bending’ space such as proposed by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. The ‘Alcubierre drive‘ is an idea based on Einstein’s general relativity which could enable faster than light travel by contracting space in front of the vessel and expanding space behind it.

So, while faster than light travel is plausible, right now there are no solid designs to get us there. One can still hope though that one day the break through discovery will be made.