OK my early basic thoughts as well.
I'm thinking now that a v > c would work but at least the "perception" of the "Chrononaut" would be that the Universe moves in the "blink of an eye" and NOT the traveler and thus a v > c is a resultant.
Lots to figure out here.
BTW, I am not so certain about reading "Martian", but reading "Alien" is doable.
I posted a short video of a linear version of the like-pole-effect in action, not a computer graphic but an actual working device... no trick, and no BS... just the device doing what it does. Be sure to watch it, if you haven't already:
I keep forgetting the ends you are working toward. If you can recall the many depictions where space is 'folded' and where a black hole connects the two planes somewhere near the fold. That drawing of a cube and its flatten out 2-D plane is showing the top plane (represented in positive numbers) and the lower plane (represented in negative numbers) and where said hole could feasibly rotate itself to any position within the cube itself.
'Lots' are plots of land upon which structures can be build, crops planted, cattle grazed, and so on and so forth... oh, lots as in: 'many things' to figure out.
Martians are alien, geeze, man do I gotta explain everything to you?
(I'm am too an ass-hole, and don't you forget it! (it's my finest quality, thank you very much))
And a foot note regards some interesting characteristics of that device, I can completely dead-short the output coil and there is no more drag (cogging) on it than if it were operating without any load whatsoever... this device shows a lot of promise.
Edited by Vanka Savolov, 14 June 2018 - 04:20 PM.