As one may have deduced from my name, FTL (faster than light) travel interests me very much even if it will forever remain in the realm of Sci-Fi. I am a layman, and a deep understanding of the math and equations eludes me, I must admit. However, my question remains. First of all, there are a few assumptions that I am making that are, in essence, the question itself. Why can C not be violated? Is it possible that the speed of light is not C, and while we are right in assuming that there is an inviolable "speed limit" so-to-speak, we are wrong about that limit being equal to the speed of light in a vacuum? That is to say, that there is an inviolable speed limit, but it is greater than the speed of light in a vacuum? Or is that notion as worded above just absurd and indicative of my ignorance of the equations?