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Sorry, Han Solo and Mr Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you'll never be able to punch a button and travel through "hyperspace", or go to warp speed. Travelling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long, long nap.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you'll never be able to punch a button and travel through "hyperspace", or go to warp speed. Travelling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long, long nap.