Will #FTL (Faster Than Light) travel be possible in the future?

#FasterThanLight travel is an issue that from time to time is discussed regarding the #Singularity - some people think FTL is impossible but the impossibility of it will not stop the Singularity and other people think it is impossible and the FTL impossibility makes the Singularity impossible.

Already with mere human intelligence NASA is working on a FTL warp drive, so given the #artificialintelligence based explosion we are approaching I think AI will definitely excel where humans may fail. It is difficult to think FTL will ever be possible, people say it will violate the laws of physics. We shall wait an see. Already we can see Alcubierre Drive offers are way around the laws of physics being violated. In the meantime research at NASA is quietly progressing towards our very singular future.

techland.time.com wrote: "In a paper titled “The Warp Drive: Hyper-fast travel within general relativity” published in science journal Classical and Quantum Gravity in May 1994, physicist Miguel Alcubierre suggested a mechanism for getting an object from one point to another at faster-than-light speeds without running afoul of Einsteinian relativity."

io9.com wrote: "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." http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

wired.com wrote: "But now scientists believe that those requirements might not be so vast, making warp travel a tangible possibility. Harold White, from NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, revealed the news on Sept. 14 [2012] at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a gathering to discuss the possibilities and challenges of interstellar space travel. Space.com reports that White and his team have calculated that the amount of energy required to create an Alcubierre drive may be smaller than first thought." http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/09/warp-drive-plausible/

space.com wrote: "White and his colleagues have begun experimenting with a mini version of the warp drive in their laboratory." http://www.space.com/17628-warp-drive-possible-interstellar-spaceflight.html

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