posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 11:59 PM
It's an interesting thought experiment, but I'm curious how it would work in a modified relativistic environment. Do a simulation where the speed of
light is not interpreted as a constant, but a coefficient. (Accounting for time dilation and gravitational effects. Time in this
interpretation/simulation is also localized and relativistic, treat it as if there is no universal clock.)
Doing it that way would imply that the same experiment would then fork into two outcomes relative to where the observation is being made.
From the point of the view of the accelerated hypothetical object endpoint, it seems FTL would work fairly similar to the way you described it.
However, from an observer outside the accelerated system - events would have to conform to the limit imposed by the coefficient of c. The result is
that it would be a spiral curve. The energy involved to accelerate past c would produce a time-dilation gradient. (It's like a buffer or upper bound.
The passage of time changes to keep everything in conformity with the coefficient of c.) The interpretation of that effect (not properly accounting
for time-dilation) would be that the object is behaving as if it were gaining mass as it approaches the speed defined by c. The effect appears as
acceleration being limited and endpoints end up trailing in (apparent) angular velocity. You end up with a spiral that appears to have "missing"
I occasionally entertain odd ideas myself, because that's how I roll.
Yeah the version with split outcomes sounds about as nutty as anything
anybody could come up with, but then again with stuff that can't be readily explained by prevailing theory (or the current interpretation thereof)
there might be a little something to that.
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