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No. It leaves time being relative to the frame of reference of the observer. And the speed of light being relative to everything at once, or nothing at all. Take your pick.
Which rather tends to leave the notion of a hard reality in limbo.
originally posted by: ScrappyJ
What I wonder about is that seeing as how light has a set speed 299,792,458 meters/second and no matter how fast you travel it is constantly leaving you at this speed, what if you are traveling at say 100 meters /second and are passing someone who is standing still, does that same beam of light thats leaving you at 299,792,458 meters/second will still head away from the person whos standing still at this constant same speed? Yes. Im guessing that is where time dilation comes into play. So that light can maintain its constant speed, time slows down within an area, kinda like a gravity well, surrounding the person who is traveling. Which seems to me that you can say the same for any bubble of space as you pan its center point from one area to another at any given speed, to make up for the speed at which light would have to travel away from the center point to keep up with the speed of movement of the hypothetical bubble in space, time essentially has to slow down.
Maybe time is an illusion, or perhaps the speed of light is like the quartz of a computer processor constantly ticking away like a metronome and maybe the reason time slows in the presence of a gravity well is due to the large volume of data and the computer than runs this simulation is bogging down from data overload. Of course maybe Im crazy too. Yea, prolly crazy.
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: Greggers
Isn't the most likely explanation for the state of the Universe, is that in all probability, we have already been sucked into a Black hole, and what we consider reality, is spent in a two dimensional state in the safe time locked state on the event horizon ,where time is just like the photon. Quantum wise no information would be lost, and for life to flourish, it would have to have to be somewhere less violent than the Cosmos.