Even in Star Trek, they break the speed of light, the Enterprise flies with Warp 8 or higher, which means eight times the speed of light. Is this also in contemporary physics? Albert Einstein has established the axiom that nothing moves faster than light. Accordingly, for decades the existence of superluminal speed was only deprived of imagination and the Starship Enterprise.
About the speed of light and the absolute theory
How, then, goes to the absolute theory with superluminal velocities. There is the equivalence of space and time and the corresponding equation that v = c, then any speed is always equal to the speed of light. However, here also pointed out that one must distinguish between rotation and forward speed. By the theorem of Pythagoras c² = v(rotating)² + v(forward)². Thus, according to the equation, the rotation velocity v (rotating) equals 0, the forward speed v(forward) is c. But what is now, when the rotational speed becomes imaginary and the square of rotating gets negative. Then superluminal velocities can be achieved, in the movement. So if the enterprise is rotating imaginary, then they can move around even faster than light.
There was even time in Cologne demonstrated that particles are moving faster than light can, in my hometown. These particles then move backwards in time according to Einstein. Although the time flow is always one, but from what we perceive in development, these particles will also be backwards in time. Incidentally, they are called tachyons.
About speed of light and information transfer
In the nowadays physics it is assumed that information spreads with a maximum speed of light. A faster expansion is denied, leading among other things, the twin paradox. Here, two photons moving in different directions, its location and its other properties remain symmetrical, so it is assumed that they share information. An exchange of information faster than light does not exclude the absolute theory, there are particles with energies in the range of epsilon around zero and with a defined mass that propagates faster than light.
About the speed of light and time flow
According to Einstein, it was assumed that particles that propagate with the speed of light in time stand still. But photons are standing still in time, or quarks, the source of all life, that's no good! For particles that began to move faster than light is thought that they run backwards in time. I have the time flow already said that the flow of time is ultimately +1. The flow of time, the Einstein assumed, is actually dependent on the mass. But this goes well together with the absolute theory, because particles have faster than light mass only in the Epsilon range around zero, and thus have no mass, according to previous observation. I mean, they have virtual mass and virtual energy. This sets the Epsilon range around zero, which is also used for derivatives, identical to the term virtually. Further details can be found at the Division by zero.