We're not quantum physicists by any stretch of the imagination, but what we are is keen admirers of truly breathtaking science...especially when it recreates the same sort of racing you'd find in Sony's futuristic racer, Wipeout.
Like any geek, understanding the science behind the phenomena is the very beginning. Much more interesting is taking its principles and applying it to real-life or indeed what we've seen on Star Trek. It's science that makes us re-evaluate exactly how we see the world around us, where our own understanding of gravity, mass, friction and the like are entirely rewritten. But, then again, those racers do look a little CGI-ish, which has begged the question by many Youtube commenters and the odd blog post alike: is this video real?