Ever wish you could travel vast distances in seconds, hurtling toward the promise of an undiscovered solar system? Then you’re going to need a Warp Drive. Capable of blowing past the universe’s known speed limit — the speed of light — a Warp Drive is the essential technology for interstellar space travel. And on this episode of Futurestalgia, you’ll find out why science may be closer to engaging warp speed than you ever thought.
Futurestalgia is a Fusion original web series that combines our nostalgia for the big ideas of the past and our interest in the real science of the future. In every episode, we’ll look back at an awesome future-tech object from pop culture, imagine a world where it exists, and then reveal, using hard science, why we don’t have it yet.