Because it is indeed an off topic type thread. I don't think we'll ever see FTL. At the very least it will be a long time away. The amount of energy required to accelerate even a small amount of mass to light speed is staggering. Moving a spaceship like that would take a stultifying amount of energy. In my wildest dreams, I couldn't imagine how much energy that would take. But then there is Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.