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Re: So What Does Happen At Light Speed? - Dickenson

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 02:53:25 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 10:48:35 -0500
Subject: Re: So What Does Happen At Light Speed? - Dickenson


>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 19:40:30 EST
>Subject: So What Does Happen At Light Speed?

<snip>

>I'm so confused :)

>I recall growing up learning about light speed and how it could
>never be achieved due to such things as once one gained that
>threshold one would gain infinite mass and infinite density.

<snip>

Ha! You've summed up what I'd learned Greg -

In Relativity's terms, as a mass is accelerated it gains energy
(and hence more mass and so more inertia) and so gets more
difficult to accelerate further - sort of diminishing returns
(fatal for realistic fuel calculations).

[The math also says when a sphere (cannon-ball) is accelerated
it becomes more like a face-on disk as it gets closer to light-
speed due to Relativistic contraction in the direction of
travel.]

And, as there's no 'absolute time', theoretically while you're
traveling 30 lightyrs at light speed your 'time-sense' slows to
a stop, while the time-sense of your friends at home would stay
the same and thirty years would pass on Earth.

I think all that is only different ways of saying that 'mass'
(made of familiar protons and such) would probably go through
(damaging) transformations if we ever forced it up to light
speed, or maybe even near it.

But photons (light) always travel at light speed (depending on
the medium). Why? Photons aren't made of matter (actually science
doesn't know what photons are made of:

http://www.journaloftheoretics.com/Editorials/Vol-6/e6-3.htm)

And quantum knowledge travels even faster than light, maybe
instantaneously throughout the universe - via 'entanglement':

http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/colloq/aspect1/oh/43.html

So there's a cheat or two maybe available - a) encode a light
transmission with all the information needed to build a being
(or robot) at the far end; b) do the same thing instantaneously
over huge distances via quantum entanglement.

Two problems:

first - in either case you'd need a receiver already in place at
the far end, and it better be working;

second - to make the atomic-scale and neuron-scale measurements
necessary to duplicate a being and its consciousness, you'd have
to destroy the original.


Cheers

Ray D




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