Learn more about why we think that effects such as time dilation are not best served with the theory of Relativity, and why examining the information content of physical matter is a simpler and more general approach. The result is a possibility of travelling to nearby stars in a much shorter period of time, with the level of technology conceptually similar to what we have today. -Serge
Theory studying information content of physical matter is an alternative to Special and General Relativity, while reducing to them as corner cases. It comes with new predictions calling for experimental coverage, that may lead to practical Faster-Than-Light interstellar travel in the near future.
Why focus on information?
All the physical laws we know of, tell us that quantifiable values are the sole driver of those laws. Without intrinsically having certain properties, no physical system would evolve into anything else but pure chaos. These properties, or values, in the final abstraction are nothing but information. Regardless of how this information is used in natural processes, there is one fact that is indisputable: it is used. Information is used on a most fundamental level in Nature to convey matter from chaos to a degree of order. We know of no other way in which a natural conveyance of physical systems unfolds. This is so, even if we would think of natural systems being mathematics with physical consequences. In the end, though, the mathematics and the labels we use to describe physical matter and their interactions, are nothing but an acknowledgement that physical world is one in which everything unwinds by means of information use.