I have been pondering about the concept of the warp drive and my intuition can't seem to understand the idea fully. I will try to exlain what i have found out so far.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

To keep everything simple and stripped down to only the bare essentials, let's discuss about it in one-dimentional universe.

Black line is our one-dimentional universe. It has length but it has no width and no height.

If the spaceship warped that universe, it would look something like this.

Left red point is the starting location and right red point is the destination. The distance between green points and red points is always the same for those beings living in that universe, but we ,who are outside of that universe, see it as it is on the image.

Let's say that somebody just warped this one-dimensional universe and has stretched the universe so much that on this graph he would be quite close to his destination when we, the outside observers, observe him. He could be close when we looks at the bent universe, but inside his universe he sees no change and the distance is still the same. And if he wants to reach his destination, he would still have to travel the entire distance, which doesn't really explain, why he needed to warp the space in the first place.Problem emerges here.

Question is, what am I missing?

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# Intuition behind the warp drive

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