posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by ErosA433
If the idea is to create a propulsion method which has the ability to approach light speed, then you have to find a way of fooling the universe, so
to speak, into responding to the vessel as if it had no mass. I think the way to do that will come when we have probed and understood every facet of
the Higgs issue. If we figure out how to control the effects of the Higgs boson, in terms of its ability to impart mass, or not, to a given object,
then we might be an awful lot closer to an answer.
I think it would be very handy if we discovered that by manipulating the Higgs field, we could make a ship which would weigh in at several hundred
tons or more, appear and behave as if it had no mass, despite being solid and strong. Hopefully the future will provide such capacity.