Italians made a laser that sends atoms instead of photons. This could be done for entire ship systems and potentially for macro life forms. If we can cause a living thing to be sent as such without causing it to destabilize its pattern, it should defeat inertia on an atomic or self-synchronous level and articulate the speed of light. From that point, negotiating relativity and FTL capabilities may be possible.
Theoretical science, existential spirituality, sprinkled with elements of sociology, anthropology, transhumanism, and funk. [The technical explanation of funk is 'having major skill']