if it happens then just move in universe, today in ploto and the other day in other galaxy.
I believe that moving as high as light speed or even faster (FTL) should be possible within 100 years at the most. I have some ideas on it, will make a hub someday.
Don't know but we most certainly can travel "threw" the speed of light. LOL- drum roll please!
Sadly, never ... The speed of light is a barrier that can never be reached nor breached ... however, we may someday learn how to bend space, allowing us to (basically) travel several lightyears in a matter of seconds. It's only a theory now, but theories can often lead to great discoveries later on.
Molecular cohesion is the biggest reason we can never travel at the speed of light, as our atoms would be smashed to bits by every particle we hit along the way that was travelling a different direction than we were (which there would be billions upon billions of along the way) ... and there are other reasons as well.
I certainly have no idea about traveling at the speed of light. If it is possible than we will find the world very small.
According to Einstein's Theory of Relativity...there is nothing in the Laws of Physics to prevent it...however you would have to have the technology to manipulate black holes to create worm holes through both points of space and time. (Deja vu with that phrase...)
However...as another writer pointed out...when entering the doorway into a manufactured and stable wormhole (otherwise known as an event horizon) our body's would de-materialize and have to re-materialize once on the other side of the wormhole.
There is no supporting evidence in modern science that shows that a human body would be able to sustain either the de-materialization process...or more specifically any sense of cohesive molecular bonding once a body has passed through the wormhole and exited the event horizon on the other side.
While the Law of Physics may not prevent time travel...Physical chemistry to date including the Van Der Waals force of attraction...shows no evidence that an organism would be able to endure any such measures.
Could we potentially send a dense object through points of space and time? Theoretically yes....but once again the technology would have to exist to manufacture a stable wormhole. Not in our lifetime....
That's not entirely correct...
What you are describing is geometric shortcut...A wormhole means instead of going around the edge of the apple, you burrow through the middle like a worm and take a shortcut. You don't have to travel faster than light if you find find a shorter path than which light travels...
Your example sounds just like the movie/TV-show Stargate. Sci-fi has used other ideas such as warping the space in front of your ship so less distance needs to be traveled. There is also the idea that space-time itself has no limits on how fast it moves, so if you can wrap yourself in a space-time bubble then you can go whatever speed you needed.
Relativity says that nothing with mass can be accelerated to the speed of light. Some things, like light, already travel that fast and don't need to be accelerated.
Hypothetically, some particle could naturally travel faster than the speed of light (tachyons), but it has been suggested that if you are traveling faster than the speed of light, then you are traveling backwards in time...
P.S... Women talking about wormholes is so HOT!....Are you really a woman?...
I just became aware that apparently everyone here thinks I am a woman....perhaps the decision to use my full name instead of Sid was a bad choice in conjunction with the image I chose. It was honestly just something I drew that I thought was cool...did not really put too much thought into any possible confusion. I am not a woman...and hopefully you did not get too "hot" over my wormhole knowledge. (Enter visual of White Teeth in the fetal position in corner of shower)
As far your speed of light reference...you are certainly correct with your statements...however I was simply highlighting another writers earlier reference to Einstein's Theory of Relativity in regards to this discussion.
As well as confusing others with my gender I seem to have an amazing ability to confuse others with entering tangents rather equivocally. At least I am consistent right?
Do I detect a note of chauvinism here?
At any rate, neither traveling through wormholes nor by warping space-time strictly qualifies as superluminal travel, nor do I think it ever will. What experiments in teleportation that have been successful involved qubits and, well... photons. So if we can ever teleport anything larger than photons, light can still get through faster.
The Event Horizon is not a stable worm hole. It refers to the gravitational pull exerted by a black hole. At the event horizon, the gravitational pull is so strong even light cannot escape. This essentially forms the visual boundary of a black hole as outside it, we have the chance of seeing light.
light already travels at the speed of light. Why can't something else?
As long as it has no friggin' mass, it can!
@Sidney - it's such a pornstar name, I thought you wanted to be a woman...online. Everybody can be a woman with Double D's...online.
@Pambda - wrong!
@logic, commonsense - not certain, but that's what Relativity says...as mentioned earlier, there are quite a few tricks you can come up with to get the same result without violating Relativity...
All I am saying is just because we cannot see it at this time, does not mean it is not possible.
Well there are many theories that are proven today which would have never been thought possible 20-30 years ago. Then again one look at the old series "Lost in Space" would lead one to believe that we would be flying around in jet packs, visiting other worlds and wearing horrid color coordinated clothing around the year 2000. So you can never say never....as logic.commonsense surmised it could be possible, the Earth was once thought to be flat and Pluto was once considered a planet.
Perhaps White Teeth will agree to disagree...but what do I know? I am just dude posing as a well-endowed women online that happens to have a "Porn star's" name.
so as explained in the theory of relativity, as something approaches the speed of light, an objects mass approaches infinity.
because having infinite mass is impossible, traveling at the speed of light is impossible as well.
but say, that having an infinite mass is possible.
if it were possible, then in order for an object to reach the speed of light, it would need an outside force acting upon it to get it to reach the speed of light.
For example, out in space, there is no friction to stop something from moving. If something is moving at a constant rate of 100 mph, and for a split second is forced up to 1000 mph, it would continue at that rate, even without a force behind it.
Newtonian (Newton's) laws of combined velocity don't apply as we get to such high speeds as the speed of light (186,000 miles per second). So we can't have a bus traveling at half the speed of light, and have something inside the bus travel half the speed of light to equal a sum of the speed of light for the object in the bus.
We would need a force that can exert a velocity on this infinite mass to be equal to that of light. Since light is the only thing that can travel at the speed of light, and it has no mass, it can't push our infinite mass in any way. So there is no force in the universe that can actually push us to the speed of light, since nothing with mass can go that fast any way.
and at any rate, an objects mass is its resistance to movement, so we would need something with an infinite velocity to move something with an infinite mass, and at that point we would have an object going much faster than the speed of light any way, so it wouldn't matter.
Why not? We've continually proven other impossibilities to be possibilities. If we toss in a touch of conspiracy theory, then the "logical" assumption would be that some folks already do travel faster than the speed of light and just aren't telling us peasants!
On the other side of the coin, there's always the hope we'll bomb ourselves back to the other side of the Stone Age before the deed is done.
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