I speculate that there are non probable effects from events that can be taken advantage of.
One such effect could perhaps come from applying some kind of network theory.
For example. I guess that the Ion drive or thruster can be improved by having ions going different speeds. Like some dynamically changing distribution. ?Many different outputs of the thruster perhaps. The effect could then perhaps come from generated magnetic fields.
Philosophically a more normal distribution represents an ?unusual situation and a potential for unexpected effects.