posted on May, 8 2005 @ 06:49 PM
Relativity still stands as long as you're not looking too closely. Just as Newtonian laws accurately predict objects on the small, planetary scale,
they inaccurately predict the motion of the planets amongst the solar system, the stars, etc. Relativity accurately predicts events on the macro
through atomic scale, breaking down deep in sub-atomic, where quantum mechanics takes over, eventually giving way to theoretical strings.
> Applying this to light-speed travel, relativity forbids it. Quantum mechanics and string theory do not. So if we someday figure out how to
manipulate aspects of the quantum world and/or strings, without technically violating relativity, yes faster than light travel could be achieved.
[edit on 8-5-2005 by apc]