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Posted by Freeballs on September 13, 2000 22:13:05 UTC

From what I understand of motion and time, the faster you go, the slower your perception of time passage right? Just like the fact that a watch placed on a space shuttle that is synchronized with a watch on earth will come back from orbit showing a time difference. My theory is that if a human were to ever travel near enough to a black hole, their speed would increase towards the speed of light as they got "sucked" in. Their perception of the time it takes to reach the horizon would become longer and longer because to them, time would pass more slowly. As they approached the event horizon, their speed would approach the speed of light and their perception of time would stretch out relative to "earth time". Wouldn`t that person realize immortality as their perceived time passage relative to that on earth slowed to zero?

P.S. I didn`t even want to bring the increase of mass with an increase of velocity thing into this question.

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