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Originally posted by damwel
You can travel faster than the speed of light. You just can't travel AT the speed of light. As you approach the speed of light your mass increases in proportion to your velocity. As your mass increases it requires more energy to keep you accelerating towards the speed of light. When you reach the speed of light your mass becomes infinite and you can't generate enough energy to quite get there because of infinite mass.
Once you pass the light barrier the equation shifts and you can accelerate again faster than light and beyond but you just can't break that light speed barrier. So good luck with your theory.
Originally posted by Signals
This thread will, unfortunately, be ripped up shortly. Many will point out you're comparing the properties of gravity to light, etc., etc.
BUT, I like your way of thinking
And, yes, you are nuts.
Originally posted by Wobbly Anomaly
The distances between galaxies at opposite sides of the observable universe are travelling away from each other 'faster than the speed of light'
I'm sure ive read that cosmological inflation happened at a faster than light speed (faster than the speed we measure light today) but i cant remember where i read that.
There are also theories that say the speed of light is a function of the size of the universe and not fixed at all.
Maybe when we understand what 'space' is then we will understand why 'waves' seem to have an upper speed limit through it. In the mean time Trudge dont give up the theories. The guy who postulated Tectonic plate movement was a balloonist, not a geologist and was poo-poo'ed by the so called scientist of the time who were limited by their 'educated' view of the limits of science. Progress is usually made by standing on the shoulders of giants ( rather than hiding in their shadows for the sake of conformity. )
Yes but they use to say people could not fly! Who knows what a few 1000 years might bring about.
Originally posted by Vesica
Lovely Yes you are nuts and your theori is awsome but there are to many blanks to be filled in.
Oh, oh! where's the proof byt he way?
S&F for some fun reading
If light travels at a constant 186,000 miles per second (in the vacuum of space) it travels that fast because of the energy produced when light is made so the speed will always be a constant never changing. Light slows down because of the friction of water, air etc. therefore, I feel you can only travel faster than the speed of light in the vacuum of space where there is very little friction.