Lorca: Let me show you something.
Stammets: You've been accumulating this data from my jumps the whole time? Mm-hm.
Lorca: And these scattered pockets of negative mass.
Stammets: They could indicate alternative parallel universes connected to the mycelial network.
Lorca: And with more jumps, we could find a pattern, perhaps even the coordinates to reach them.
Lorca: You showed me this invention could take us to places that we never dreamed we could reach.
Lorca: Places far beyond our preconceptions of time and space.
Stammets: Captain, I didn't know you cared.
Lorca is a guy who is ruthlessly interested in winning a war. This seems like a scientific curiosity that is merely a distraction.
My question is: Why does Captain Lorca care about scattered pockets of negative mass?