Warp drive, the faster than light travel from Star Trek, could be a real thing. Meaning that people could quickly travel around the universe in starships. From Discovery.com:

"A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, however subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy. Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science."

Ok, that's great. But, when do I geet to meeet some green ladies?

 

"An Alcubierre warp drive would involve a football-shape spacecraft attached to a large ring encircling it. This ring, potentially made of exotic matter, would cause space-time to warp around the starship, creating a region of contracted space in front of it and expanded space behind."

OK, so...what, like about five years untill I can ask Ezri Dax if I can explore her spots?

 

"The only problem is, previous studies estimated the warp drive would require a minimum amount of energy about equal to the mass-energy of the planet Jupiter."

Oh, um...well I still got time to talk to wife about Halloween.

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