The concept of faster than light (FTL) travel has been proposed since the dawn of sci-fi, but one scientist, Professor Robert Haymes, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, believes that he has a solution. The intro to the article, from another author, says a lot:
Presented below is a concept of how it might be possible to travel in space at speeds in excess of the speed of light in vacuum. It is presented now because of my firm conviction that immediate actions are necessary to Save Our Species; steadily increasing overpopulation of the planet Earth by humanity, coupled with a proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, signals that we may soon wipe the planet’s surface clear of civilization, if not of life itself. One mode of salvation would be to establish self-sustaining branches of humanity on other planets. It does not appear that any other habitable planets exist within our solar system. However the Milky Way Galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars, many if not all of which have planets orbiting them. Some of those planets are most likely habitable. Astronomers generally believe that these stars are separated by distances averaging a few light years. To reach them in practical amounts of time will require faster than light travel.
I must warn the reader that the hypotheses contained herein are completely unproven. They could
turn out to be completely wrong. It is my sincere hope this presentation will at least stimulate further work in this area.
The FTL travel concept still makes for interesting reading. My personal feeling is that technology in this region is probably moving way too slowly. I wanna visit other planets already!