Warp speed is used by cosmologists to explain "inflation" in the the first second of the Big Bang. Otherwise the whole theory doesn't work. So I assume it's real. By "warp" it means it warps space-time itself which is allowed. We are not traveling in space-time but stretching it somehow. I understand that if you go faster than light this way, you don't have the the time reversal. So say warp111 +/- , x c to get there in a few hours. If you think that's crazy, cosmic inflation was almost instantaneous if you accept the theory which most cosmologists do.