Be careful out there, people!
Also: 186,000 miles per second isn’t just the law, it’s a good idea:
Imagine: you’ve traveled all the way across the galaxy to some faraway, potentially life-embracing planet orbiting a faraway star, only to obliterate your destination upon arrival. It’s a very real threat according to few physicists at the University of Sydney. It turns out that a spacecraft emerging from a so-called Alcubierre warp drive does so quite violently, releasing an accumulation of high energy particles that would annihilate anything in their path.
I think such scientists have a markedly different definition of “very real” than the rest of us. Personally I do not think the results of warp drive travel are any more “very real” than the result of traveling via flue powder. Still, it does affirm me in my okayness as a Cosmic Killjoy to hear yet another nail driven in the coffin of the Secular Eschatological Hope of Mankind’s Colonization of the Universe. It’s a romantic idea, but it ain’t never gonna a happen.