Paul Sutter, an astrophysicist at Ohio State University, says if engineers could manufacture a ship that travels at the speed of light and moves away from Earth, this would allow those on board to move quicker into the future than those here on Earth. Albert Einstein first proposed the idea that travelling at the speed of light away from Earth would slow down time for the traveller, while those back on Earth would experience time at the normal rate. While you are travelling at the speed of light, time stays slow relative to the people who are standing still back on Earth. As a result, you would be going fast while your clock would still be going slow. Mr Sutter writes for Space: “We cannot avoid moving into our futures, but we can control the rate that we move through time.