# Faster than Light in our lifetime? [duplicate]

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I'm wondering, how likely is it that we see Faster Than Light ships in our life-time, Nasa is currently working (more like figuring the basics out) of the Alcubierre Drive and I'm wondering if it's plausible that we / I (currently 20yrs old) see a ship capable of FTL in our / my life time.

sources - 1. nasa pdf file 2. collective evolution

## marked as duplicate by Nathan Tuggy, ForgeMonkey, Organic Marble, called2voyage♦Jun 7 '16 at 14:23

• I think it's important to note that this sort of thing is speculative. NASA and others rightly invest a little money into studying such concepts, but it doesn't mean they believe it'll actually work. At the moment nobody has any idea how to even build such a thing or if enough energy would be available to drive it. – Andy Jun 7 '16 at 8:08
• Current calculations & speculations suggest that it is possible & that enough energy can be procurred to drive it – Gerwin Jun 7 '16 at 8:09
• I stress my comment didn't say it was impossible; just that it's unknown if it will be possible to make it work at all, let alone practically or efficiently. There are major questions to be answered (such as exotic matter, etc.) – Andy Jun 7 '16 at 8:38