I just finished watching a program on hypersonic flight – flight at speeds of mach 13+. There was a description of a plane that would use magnets & electrical fields to move the shock point (point where plane meets air) to a point forward of the aircraft. The magnetic field diagram resembled a warp field. I don't know – but it sure sounds & looks like a version of warp drive to achieve & maintain enormous speeds by our standards.
- So that you know, hypersonic is not just mach 13+. Also, so that you know, even though warp fields look like magnetic fields, they are not related. As you said, they would be using the magnetic fields to move the shock point (by the way, I have never heard of using magnetic fields this way, but whatever). Warp fields bend the fabric of spacetime. Not really the same thing, now are they? ;-) --OuroborosCobra 02:10, 27 June 2006 (UTC)