What is faster than light? Nothing allegedly.
The speed of light is just the speed a wave can be propagated through a not so empty space. Picture a magnetic ball, such as the earth. Disturb the magnetic flow running along the ball. Flux doesn't cross other flux. It bumps it. All the way across the universe. In the form of a "particle", the speed of light can be accelerated beyond the propagation of that wave.
Sunlight strikes the earth, transferring energy to any object in its path. Depending on the frequency of the light, the object it strikes will give off that energy by emitting light of its own.
Light travels in straight lines except when affected by a gravity field.
Gravity travels in straight lines. Or rather, the attractive force between 2 objects is in a straight line.
Light striking the earth is encountering resistance, therefore the transfer of energy. Like a hammer hitting an anvil. When something is set in motion, going away from the light, then it becomes something like a hammer hitting an anvil running away from you. Vertical rotary motion has to fight gravity on one side, and has to contend with light being evenly distributed on the horizontal plane, giving no leverage. Horizontal rotary motion deals with the friction caused by gravity on the axle. The light comes in one direction only. For a little while, anyhow.
Light waves heading in one direction. Polarized energy because of the motion. A sheet of energy hitting from one direction.
How do planes fly? Because pressure forces air to move over 2 unequal surfaces at different speeds, creating a pressure differential, resulting in movement from the denser to less dense. Skiing, riding a surfboard, or ice skating are variations of the same thing.
Those streams of light displace something down on the atomic scale. Should be able to put that to good use.
Picture a big bundle of threads bunched together tightly. Weave another bundle of threads into it from the side. Sort of like a loom, but in 3D. What do you have?