So you can go faster than light, warp speed, hyperspace, the exact mechanism is irrelevant. This has the obvious advancement of opening up the stars, but it has drastic impact in other ways. It diminishes the past. How? Because you can turn the Universe into your own personal historical documentary. Let me explain If it's the year 2300, and you want to know who really killed JFK, all you need to do is book a starship and fly it out a mere 337 light years. Then park it, and use a telescope to watch it unfold in real time. Shift angles if something is blocking your way, or you want a better angle. If a battle broke out between 2 ships, which may precipitate a war, and you need to find the truth, you don't need to examine the wreckage. If it happened an hour ago, park your ship a light hour away. Best thing about this, is that the medium doesn't decay, so you can come back in a year or a thousand years. On an intimate side, if you just lost a relative, and have been thinking about that trip to the beach you hold so dear now, but never recorded, you have a chance. In fact, you could possibly spend the rest of your life reliving your past. The applications are infinite, limited only by imagination and...ehem...roofs. I can only guess at the magnitude of how this would change people conceptions of history. Thoughts?