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# what would happen if someone went the speed of light?

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posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 07:17 AM
well i will get straight to the point
What would happen if someone was going at the speed of light my friend says that you will turn into light and pure energy i was wondering if you would die or live well here is some of my ideas

- you will die
- you will live
- 50% chance that you will live or die
- if you live you could sore thru space
- maybe you could fly thru time
- if you did live after being turing into light would we be able to fly thru space - time

i find this interesting because it would be interesting if someone could be turned to light and live they could supply a infinite energy to the world if they did live
so would someone be turned to light and infinite energy if they went the speed of light and if it was possible would someone live afterwards

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 07:38 AM

it would not be possible, to accelerate any mass to the speed of light would require infinate energy as there is only a finate amount of energy in the universe this is not possible.
only things with no mass such as photons can travel at the speed of light.
if it were possible your mass would become infinate ie very heavy

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 10:44 AM
I have a question.........can a person have infinite mass? Or infinite energy for that matter? No pun intended!

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 11:06 AM
We're already going over the speed of light relative to other galaxies in the universe, soooo.... I dunno, I'm still here. lol

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 12:45 PM
Yeah, thats the hard part about "speed of light" questions. If you're not talking about light itself, then you have to be using a reference point.

So, speed of light, related to what?

I mean, if you travel 75% light speed, something travels 75% light speed in the opposing direction, there's nothing else out there at the time to use as a reference point... couldn't you technically say one of you is standing still, and the other is traveling 150% light speed?

The universe has no fixed position. It's not like it's been pinned to a giant grid.

So you have to ask, in reference to what?

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 12:53 PM
I think it's all in the speed of acceleration. If a force pulls your leg suddenly at the speed of light it's be gone..

But if your whole body, every single cell gets pushed/pulled into one direction at the speed of light then nothing should happen. Maybe you won't be able to breathe properly or you'll fly throught air with your mouth open and all the air getting in your way will enter yout lungs and you'll explode..
So don't try this at home

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 12:55 PM
Well, first of all I'd like to point out that it would be impossible to get up to 100% the speed of light. Or at least that's what I've been told.

Also note that if you could get close to the speed of light you'd pretty much be the master of time and space.
en.wikipedia.org...
www.thebigview.com...
www.fourmilab.ch...

You could basically travel to the ends of the universe in your life time...however there is a price....

Tens of thousands of years (or more) would have passed on Earth. So by the time you returned to Earth to show all your wonderful findings from the ends of the universe, we'd have probably blown ourselves up...or something along those lines. Either way, it would no longer be the world you originally came from.

posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 01:21 PM
Poul Andersons book 'Tau Zero' has an interesting slant on the travelling at near light speed hence the title, its last few chapters is quite an interesting read and thouroughly enjoyable in a sad way.
book was written in late '60's and it has some interesting 'slants' on the authors perceived future... the main one being the emergence of the 'Swedish Empire'... well i never lol

[edit on 19-7-2008 by dogtag]

posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 03:19 PM
Isnt the current theory relating to travelling at the speed of light say that as you approach it, things start to slow down and once passed the particles start to travel in reverse. Im not sure if this would apply for a body of mass such as a person, it might do, but then there is the limiting factor which says nothing can go faster than the speed of light.

posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 04:38 AM

Hi i am telling u that if anyone(anything) travels at or near the speed of light the body will grow in mass and size and the time will slow down.This is according to einstein.
iam Apurv.
if u have further questions u can mail me my id is
apurv-007@hotmail.com

posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 04:58 AM

Originally posted by racos
Isn’t the current theory relating to travelling at the speed of light say that as you approach it, things start to slow down and once passed the particles start to travel in reverse? I’m not sure if this would apply for a body of mass such as a person, it might do, but then there is the limiting factor which says nothing can go faster than the speed of light.

Mass as we know it cannot reach the speeds of light as the total energy required to push it to light speed would = more than all the energy in the universe.

You see the only way light is able to travel at the speed it does is due to having no rest mass. In other words it is energy.

You have to understand that mass and energy are interchangeable at incredible ratios.... One thimble full of sea water contains enough energy to power the world for 50 years.

Power to the People!!

NeoN HaZe

posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 12:27 PM
Good point you make there about the light, and as for the sea water thing that you said neon, I think ive heard that before. All pretty interesting stuff.

posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 12:34 PM

Originally posted by johnsky
So you have to ask, in reference to what?

Or "relative" to what.

No, an object of mass cannot reach the speed of light.

posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 12:43 PM
From what I recall, as you approached the speed of light, you'd turn into pure energy.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 05:27 AM

Originally posted by racos
Isnt the current theory relating to travelling at the speed of light say that as you approach it, things start to slow down and once passed the particles start to travel in reverse. Im not sure if this would apply for a body of mass such as a person, it might do, but then there is the limiting factor which says nothing can go faster than the speed of light.

Actually, there is a way. But it's all theoretical.

The theory is that, space is actually 2d. It's only mass that creates the 3d dimension. I'm sure everyone here has heard of the paper example. Fold it over from corner to corner and then step across.

I'll try to provide a link tomorrow. Sorry, it's late.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 05:42 AM

Originally posted by Anonymous ATS

it would not be possible, to accelerate any mass to the speed of light would require infinate energy as there is only a finate amount of energy in the universe this is not possible.
only things with no mass such as photons can travel at the speed of light.
if it were possible your mass would become infinate ie very heavy

we have infinate energy inside us. Zero point energy. But to travel at the speed of light and come out the other end with your physical body in tact,you'd need a zero G craft.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 05:47 AM

Ok, what is a zero G craft?

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 06:35 AM

I dunno

there's the now quite famous "ufo" video from an Italian airbase (apparently) Shows a craft chipping off very quickly,it looks home made. (as in earthly) One would imagine that some sort of anti grazity device which keeps still,whilst moving. If there was someone inside that craft,then without something like that,they wouldhave been flattened.

posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 05:06 PM
light speed travel is relavant if you got the speed of light 186k mps then light would still pass you at the exact same speed

posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 11:33 AM
if you somehow got around the infinate mass/energy conundrum and you used linear accelaration to reach 100% of light speed, then your life would be over. simply because, as objects get closer to "c" (light speed) then time slows down the closer you get so if you hit c then time for the traveler would freeze and the whole history of the universe would pass you by in an instant

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