FTL Theory Involving Dark Matter. If Dark Matter comprises 90% of the mass of the Universe then traveling faster to the speed of light and even faster we would encounter Dark Matter being pulled on by gravity at all times and in different directions.Thus we would encounter uncontrollable variables pulling on our ship in all directions that would become exponential in energy consumption to overcome. Our ship doesn't increase in mass, what our ship is experiencing as a supposed increase in mass is the continual build up of gravitational influences on Dark Matter that our ship is traveling through that then makes it appear as if our ship has increased in mass the closer that we arrive at FTL velocities. Due to the surface tension, small objects will "float" on the surface of a fluid, as long as the object cannot break through and separate the top layer of water ... Therefore if we think of Dark Matter as being an ocean that surrounds our ship on all sides, travelling through Dark Matter would break the surface tension between our FTL ship and Dark Matter thus 'sinking' or becoming to heavy to move as the result of the ship occupying more and more Dark Matter that is effected by gravity that then effects our ship. But if a field is created around the ship, much like the Fire Ant creates a raft in the water to float on, where the field around the ship functions in a convection pattern that repels Dark Matter, then an ocean like environment could be created around the ship. An environment where the surfaces of the ship would never break the surface tension of Dark Matter but would actually float on the created surfaces. If Dark Matter is effectively pulled on, it can be pushed on as well. Each surface of the ship would have to create a uniform field pattern of convection that would turn the squares and round surfaces into a fluid flowing bubble around the ship, much like each Fire Ant creates a pocket of air around each ant that creates the overall shape of the floating Fire Ant colony. VASMIR plasma engines could be used as maneuvering engines within minimal field generation to conserve fuel while Alcubierre drive would be used to propel the ship at full field generation to FTL and possibly faster velocities. Ant Colony Optimization could be applied to traveling through Dark Matter where ants would be able to determine where the least likely amount of Dark Matter resistance on the ship would be present allowing for a Dark Matter Sling Shot to take place. If ants can optimize the best trajectory in space for Cassini to take during its slingshot then an ant would also be able to figure the best possible trajectory for a ship to take while traveling through Dark Matter at close to FTL and possibly faster velocities. Watch the end of the video where Dr. Massimiliano Vasile discuses how ants were used in the Cassini slingshot program.