A Torsion Drive or “Torsion Field Drive” is a propulsion system for spaceships in the sci-fi book series Lore of Energy and Light. Ships can move faster than the speed of light (superluminal) using a Torsion Drive which creates a torsion field around a craft.
A torsion field spins matter, creating a vacuum in spacetime, allowing a ship to travel faster than the speed of light. This “bubble” works much in the same way the curvature of space is coupled to the energy and momentum of matter.
Torsion Drive in the books
In the science fiction book Quorum Treaty, almost all spaceships use Torsion Drives. When engaged, craft become surrounded in purple energy vapours.
“Where it is said the Mystics had harnessed the Lore of Energy over great distances, we can do so only on a small scale, like ships. The purple you see surrounding a craft when a Torsion Drive is engaged is a torsion field, used to travel fast within star systems.”
“At times the ship flew light-fast, where stars looked like blurred streaks. The entire ship was wrapped in a haze of purple wisps. Other times they travelled at regular speed. That is when the bubble of energy dissipated and he could see the endless black of space. Zach Salt sat in the galley by the inverted triangle porthole, watching. It went on, and on and on, and on, and just when you thought you saw something — there was nothing. The isolation mirrored his thoughts.”
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Torsion Drive in real life
Torsion Fields are a controversial subject. Mainstream science has cast aside the possibility of Torsion Drives because of the knowledge gap between quantum physics and theoretical physics.
A unified field theory (i.e. a theory where fundamental forces and matter are written as a single equation) could change all that. One scientist is already claiming this great feat. Physicist Nassim Haramein presented his formulas to the world in 2015. Nassim states, “Space is alive, and ready to be tapped as an unlimited power source by our civilization.” Nassim Haramein and many other collaborators have been dedicated in their work to create a shift in scientific thinking. Despite his work, Haramein’s claims remain unacknowledged by mainstream physicists.
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