posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 08:49 PM
The problem I think is, Time Dilation.
If you travel the speed of light, time = 0. So the question of what happens when you hit the headlights on is "moot" because there is no time to do
anything, you can travel 1 billion light years instantly.
Of course when you arrive at your destination, the Universe has aged a billion years, along with your world and the place you were going.
But you? You haven't even aged a nano-second, time literally equals zero at the speed of light.
So basically, if you were to reach the speed of light with say head lights on, you and the head lights become light...and all the head lights are is a
"distortion" a different wave-length than yourself to an observer observing you and the head-light.
The head-light would be in the very very cosmic-ray section of the spectrum, you would probably be say...bluish, if you were moving towards the person
Now if you were travelling .99 speed of light, the same thing should be the case, to you the light travels from you normally, however it only travels
for say a million years, when the rest of the universe has changed by a billion.
So the wave-length is distorted. But the head light will only reach its destination by a million years faster than you (1 billion to cover 1 billion
light years instead of 1.1billion for yourself at .99 light speed: not accurate calculation but you get the idea.) that is from a stationary
Yourself the trip would be say...a million years. The head light, instant.
Your wave length woudl be bluish, it more cosmic-ray spectrum.
Does that kinda explain things? I'm not sure of its accuracy, but from what I remember, this does cover the general concepts.
In the end though, this is just presenting another idea.