Faster than Light
Faster than light travel is not possible for photonic mass. Trapped in resonant shells, photons in mass must still travel at the invariable speed of light. When mass moves, photon shells that comprise it must distort so that no part of the shell moves faster than light. They cannot possibly distort enough to move faster than that of which they are comprised.
This distortion of the photon shells gives rise to all the distortion effects ascribed to relativity. Relativity is thus the natural result of the photonic construct of mass. If nature were otherwise it would need be very complicated and weird. While Quantum Electrodynamics keeps getting more and more weird, as expressed by QED theorists, nature's photonic universe remains as direct and simple as ever.
Articles appear in scientific journals from time to time describing what seems to be a light pulse that travels through a barrier faster than light. This is an illusion caused by averaging the pulse widths of the input and output to pinpoint the pulse's location. The output pulse width is much less than the input pulse width and the leading edge of the output pulse trails the leading edge of the input pulse exactly as it should.
Using the average of the widths to pinpoint the locations of the pulses shows the average of the output pulse width to be ahead in time of the average of the input pulse width. This is normal; the output pulse width is shorter so its mid-point must appear ahead of the mid-point of the input pulse width.