"Of course, a warp drive is a purely theoretical device at this stage, and no evidence exists that indicates that a warp drive could actually be built," Dr. Obousy told Discovery News. "There are, however, some research papers which lay down a mathematical and physical framework for how such a device might function, given the convenient caveat of a ‘sufficiently advanced technology.'"
In June 2009, Dr. Obousy gave Discovery News an exclusive look at his "warpship" concept (a piece of ‘sufficiently advanced technology' itself), a spaceship that could generate its own warp "bubble," compressing spacetime in the front of the vehicle and expanding it from the rear.
Inside the bubble would be a region of "stationary" spacetime. The warpship would carry this region of spacetime with it, allowing the vehicle to zip around the universe at unlimited velocities.
However, as highlighted in our interview, he pointed out that the warpship, although physically accurate, only operated according to our current assumptions of the nature of our universe.
For example, to warp spacetime, the warp drive would need to manipulate the "dark energy" that is theorized to pervade all space. (This mystery force must be there if we are to explain the accelerated expansion of the universe.) Also, microscopic extra dimensions as predicted by superstring theory would need to exist.
Assuming these theories stand the test of time, then perhaps Obousy's warp drive could be a reality in the distant future.