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Re: We Can Go Beyond The Light Speed

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Posted by Anton Epp on April 23, 1998 20:14:39 UTC

: : Wouldn't it make sense that we could go beyond the speed of : : light??? The classic example: Theoretically-- If you were : : on a train going the speed of light, if a train could go the : : speed of light, and you took a step forward, you would be : : traveling faster than the speed of light... Wouldn't that make sense?

: Roger, you can't think of the question in those terms, because (1) The train could never go at the speed of light, and (2) As you approach the speed of light, your inertia approaches infinity, so it would take an infinite amount of energy to take that incremental step forward.

Plus from the point of view of a static observer, as you hit the speed of light (or at least as you get close to it), you would just freeze, and from his point of view it would take you an infinite amount of time to reach the speed of light. From your point of view, as you hit the speed of light, the whole universe would disapear, since you wopuld be projected into the future at infinite speed.

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