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Originally posted by 13579
some things i find interesting. so i will point them out.
Light is constant yes?
why is it constant?
Faster than light has always been possible. why?
Because its always trying to reach something that is going faster
THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE
Thought people would have guessed that by now..
Originally posted by nik1halo
reply to post by jkrog08
Some good postings here and some interesting theories.
Not meaning to be picky here, but:
(a lightyear is the time it takes light, the fastest known speed, to reach something).
Wrong. A lightyear is the distance that light (at the universal constant speed of light ~186,000 miles/sec) would travel over the period of a year. It is a measurement of distance, not time.
Originally posted by jkrog08
But yea, I was incorrect as a lightyear is the time it takes light to travel over a one year period, as you said.
Although that "universal constant of c" is now under major scrutiny, as it now appears under certain high energy conditions it has been tested and show that c (so far) can be accelerated to four times c!.
Another issue is the near proof that spacetime is expanding, so under normal conditions yes, lightspeed is the fastest possible speed(in REAL space).
BUT, under certain other conditions and especially when it has been nearly proven that space itself is expanding faster than c, there is no limit to how fast SPACE can expand, only how fast (under most lower energy conditions) light can travel through spacetime.
We still have a lot to learn, but those aforementioned theories, postulates, and observations will lead to major revisions in Einsteins field equations IMHO.
So as of now the most logical, promising, and likely method to achieve FTL is to utilize manipulating expanding space, thus Einsteins laws become of no concern when traveling out of real space. There is going to be A LOT of great breakthroughs in the next 50 years at most IMHO.