A Real-Life Warp Drive Is Possible!
Okay, it's pretty evident at this point that I'm a bit of a science nerd. But seriously, though, check this out! Plans have leaked for a "Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum" aka "EmDrive space propulsion" for short. In my own mind, it's all the same as saying "futuristic awesome badass hyper warp drive'.
When talking to the International Business Times about his invention previously, a NASA representative said:
This technology is a quantum leap – it would enable vertical take-off and landing for airplanes, it’s quiet and it uses liquid hydrogen as a fuel, so it’s green too.
“We will go to Mars, but the most important thing is what EmDrive will do for the rest of the world. It will be solar power stations, city-to-city long-haul flights using hydrogen. It’s green and convenient and will change our world in the next few decades.”
But his critics say it is, in the words of Star Trek’s Spock, “highly illogical” as in order for a thruster to work something must be pushed out the back to comply with physics’ laws.
But Mr. Shawyer says that within his thruster electricity is converted into microwaves. These microwaves then push against the side of the conical device to move it without the need to expel anything in the opposite direction.
As well as revolutionizing space and air travel he reckons the technology could solve the energy crisis and help slowdown climate change.
You guys... the future is here.