Hey everyone! This is my first post. This is kind of a silly idea I've hadbouncing around in my head for a while, so I hope everyone will bear with me.
If I understand the concept correctly (which I'm not entirely sure that I do), a theoretical Alcubierre Drive would function by essentially "warping" the fabric of space time around a vessel and trapping it in something akin to a pocket universe which essentially isolates everything inside from the effects of the outside world. This "warp bubble" theoretically allows for FTL without the effects of time dialation because while the bubble can travel faster than light, the vessel inside (in it's isolated pocket universe) technically doesn't move. The rest of the universe moves around it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive
My question here in the following: Couldn't this also basically allow for classic sci-fi style shields? Any ship inside the "wap bubble," by virtue of not actually being in our universe, should be immune to any energy or projectiles directed towards it so long as the bubble holds, correct?
Could such a "bubble" be popped by throwing enough energy at it, thus destroying the vessel inside?
I'm not even going to pretend like I understand the physics at work here, so any insight that the board could provide would be appreciated.
I imagine that running across a race that could actually master this kind of technology would present a pretty massive "out of context problem" for races still using more conventional forms of propulsion.