reply to post by swanne
Your posting is so confusing and wrong, sorry, I don't even know where to start....
Ok, say that we have two space ships traveling in opposite directions, which would measure whatever speed X between those two objects.
Good. Except that this is entirely irrelevant since all what counts would be the speed of one space ship towards it's destination.
The ship doesn't go twice as fast just because you measure two ships where the one moves backwards, the other ship will still be going toward its
destinations with its own speed, regardless of what measurements are taken in regards to OTHER ships. Or are you thinking it somehow would effect the
speed of the ship?
Second..you say something like "to have objects faster than light ... and bend space/time accordingly"
I cannot follow this since THE SPEED of the object is not what "bends" S/T.
If we assume that a warp drive exists that can bend S/T (which I may well believe) than there is no reason to believe that the space craft with that
drive has to go a certain speed to bend the S/T. Heck it could even stand-still and might be able to manipulate S/T.
The actual speed (eg. traveling a distance A - B in a certain time) has nothing to do with bending space/time.
So...in other words: If we hypothetically assume that Warp drives exist/are possible..we dont even NEED to go Faster Than Light (in a traditional
sense)...so the problems with matter increase when we approach LS won't even come up!! The concept of distance becomes irrelevant with a warp drive.
(It eliminates the requirement to move from A to B in a classic sense). (For an observer, of course, the warp drive space ship would "move" faster
than light...the ship itself does just "bend the space" and then jump conveniently, no need to develop an engine which would actually move the ship
(in the classic, physical sense) at or near light speed.
And this is one of the fundamentals of relativity....nothing can exceed LS, a light beam forward from a space ship that already travels 1c won't go
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