reply to post by Jordynlynn
We know now that there is a Higgs field that endows particles with mass. What we need to determine now is how this field works before we can start
thinking about manipulating it.
Questions we would need to answer are things like:
Can we take a particle out of the Higgs field, hence taking away it's mass?
What's happening outside of the Higgs field?
Can we bring particles into the Higgs field, essentially creating something from nothing?
What kind of energies would it take to accomplish such feats? Our current understanding of the universe concludes that it would take
more energy than is available in the universe to travel faster than light, it may be a similar thing when messing with the Higgs field.
Finding why some particles, such as photons, do not interact with the field and have no mass would probably help towards the goal of answering the
As for the possibilities that you mentioned, they're pretty far out, but never say never.