I happened across a story today that NASA has begun work on an honest-to-god warp drive. This is, needless to say, awesome. This doesn’t go faster than light, which as far as we know is still impossible. Instead, it would actually warp space by creating a bubble in space which would propagate arbitrarily fast. The big breakthrough is that NASA has discovered that it wouldn’t take a ball of exotic matter the size of Jupiter but would require a scanty 1,000 pounds.
Except we can’t really create exotic matter. Warp drive is still not happening anytime soon. Sad.