A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks – and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.
I think I read this article five times today. It blows my mind.
What really gets me: It now looks entirely plausible – even likely – that one day, people will smirk at how we thought this faster-than-light business was impossible. “Einsteinian” might never sound as derisive as “Lamarckian” does to us today, but you never know.