Reading some of the comments here, i have to say that most of the issues have been solved already.
FTL is possible because the craft has no mass, it has been negated. For the same reason, it doesn't need humongous amounts of energy to accelerate.
The heart thing is probably meditative training to avoid heart attacks caused by the mental shock of FTL travel.
The Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction may or may not be true, i think that's another aspect of keeping mass in the equation, i don't think it will be
observable as such.
Without mass there is no inertia, so you can do a 90 degree turn at Mach 50 and not even feel it.
The huge cost of these projects has already been paid for, about 25% of America's gross national product, meanwhile in Europe we are spending 17.5
trillion on the World's Most Expensive Toy, the LHC......
Oh yes, energy. Tons of it on the moon in the form of helium-3, its much better fuel than Dueterium (2H) but the reactor spews out fast neutrons when
running. Ideal for moon bases or orbital reactor satellites (shhh) but not much use if you are sitting next to it. And they still have all that
'plutonium' er 'nuclear waste' er much better fuel than Uranium. Dont forget to tell the terrorists it makes useless bombs though........
Ingo Swann, that was the name, it is said his offworld RV attempts were denied by aliens, or such.
So even if that is true, we now have 2 branches in the theory: We have visited other worlds, for some reason our ET handlers either let us or they
simply couldn't stop us. Or we just went, and ET just sat & watched. In that case there is no quarantine of Earth.
Although if i was ET i would think twice about letting hu-mons find another habitable planet, all they have to do is sit it out & we will destroy this
My theory on intergalactic species is this, if you manage to avoid killing each other & destroying your home planet, welcome to the club!...if not,
just scratch another species (there are probably many) that didn't quite make it.
It's up to YOU the PEEPS to decide where you want to be 100 years from now.....
edit on 26-1-2016 by playswithmachines because: (no reason