# Thread: I have proven faster then light is an impossibility

1. okay based on the theory of reletivity light will always go the same speed, even if your going the speed of light and you turn on a light it will move away from you. but from a fixed point of reference it will move the normal speed of light.

Now people always talk about needing to find a way to move faster then light to travel to distant stars.

BUT it is impossible. because even if we were to be able to go faster then light through some imaginary means, we would just go the speed of light no matter how much faster we were going.

BECAUSE, time slows down to equal the speed of light the faster your going. so if you were going faster then light, time would just slow you down so ur acually just going the speed of light.. just like it does to light right now.

but this is just my theory.

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3. So your previous theory that you stated about time travel makes no sense. Why would you say that now after saying that?

4. Originally Posted by marine(uc)
okay based on the theory of reletivity light will always go the same speed, even if your going the speed of light and you turn on a light it will move away from you. but from a fixed point of reference it will move the normal speed of light.

Now people always talk about needing to find a way to move faster then light to travel to distant stars.

BUT it is impossible. because even if we were to be able to go faster then light through some imaginary means, we would just go the speed of light no matter how much faster we were going.

BECAUSE, time slows down to equal the speed of light the faster your going. so if you were going faster then light, time would just slow you down so ur acually just going the speed of light.. just like it does to light right now.

but this is just my theory.
Good thinking but not quite. IF you COULD travel at the exact same speed of light then, time for you would stop. Photons do not experience time. Also, time dilation is not relevant to C.

5. Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
So your previous theory that you stated about time travel makes no sense. Why would you say that now after saying that?
thats if time travel was possible. this is all theoretical, and under certain situations.

I acually thought of this while i was writing the last one.

this is my theory on why it isn't possible

the other was based on a principle of it being possible.

6. Originally Posted by leohopkins
Originally Posted by marine(uc)
okay based on the theory of reletivity light will always go the same speed, even if your going the speed of light and you turn on a light it will move away from you. but from a fixed point of reference it will move the normal speed of light.

Now people always talk about needing to find a way to move faster then light to travel to distant stars.

BUT it is impossible. because even if we were to be able to go faster then light through some imaginary means, we would just go the speed of light no matter how much faster we were going.

BECAUSE, time slows down to equal the speed of light the faster your going. so if you were going faster then light, time would just slow you down so ur acually just going the speed of light.. just like it does to light right now.

but this is just my theory.
Good thinking but not quite. IF you COULD travel at the exact same speed of light then, time for you would stop. Photons do not experience time. Also, time dilation is not relevant to C.
what you said was just as much theory as what i said.

7. Am I right in saying that time itself doesn't slow down the closer you reach the speed of light, it only seems like it? I don't know, but somehow that makes more sense to me

8. Wow. I didn't know Einstein posted in these forums. He was after all the one who came up with this theory.

9. I think traveling faster than the speed of light is feasible... with my soon to be patented technology.

I call it the N.E.R.D. drive.... and I am serious about the name it is a real acronym...

Ok maybe it is not going to be patented anytime soon... because I just have an idea which may just be a flight of fancy... However the name is sticking no matter how many people dislike it, even if it has to be brought about in a sci-fi novel, because thats where my idea will end up probably... = (

Seriously though with just my imagination I have thought of a means to travel faster than light using a vessel... a space vessel.

Boo YA!

10. Since we are in Philosophical Discussion and not Physics, I do not need to move this thread - at least not right away.

Staying with the philosophy angle, may I ask you marine(uc) what prompts you to 'come up with a theory'?

I am reminded of a story about Einstein. He was at a dinner, sat next to a gentlemen who periodically took out a small notebook and entered a few words. Einstein finally asked the man what he was doing. "Whenever I have a good idea I just right it down. You ought to do the same thing."
Einstein thought for a moment, then replied, "It wouldn't be worth it. I have only had one or two good ideas in my whole life."

11. Wow. I didn't know Einstein posted in these forums. He was after all the one who came up with this theory.
That's what I was going to say.

Yeah, its not your theory. You only repeated a couple of well known facts.

12. Nothing is impossible

13. There is a God.

14. Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
There is a God.
And there isn't.

All truths are dichotomous.