[OT] Warp Drive, Here We Come

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Sep 23 12:37:59 EDT 2011


WARNING: The following contains a Biblical reference in relation to time and space, so delete now if you will be offended. 

I think the idea is that the faster something goes the more space time compresses. I have always wondered however at setting the limit at the speed of light, or to any speed, as speed implies moving from one point to another, meaning that space-time is not fully reduced to nothing yet. It seems to me that the point would have to be infinite speed, at which point space time would be compressed to nothing. Or put another way, if something could move so fast it could be in all places at once, then space would cease to have any meaning, and so also would time. Working it from the other end, if nothing were spread out like a curtain into what we call the "fabric of space-time", it seems it would have all the characteristics we observe. 

Interesting then that David says:

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

And also:

Thou hast spread out the heavens like a curtain. 

Bob


On Sep 23, 2011, at 7:26 AM, Martin Koob wrote:

> I have the delusion that I have relativity figured out.  For example how can
> two particles be going at the speed of light yet relative to each other be
> going at the speed of light?  In my little theory it is like the road-runner
> escaping the coyote.  In this case it is two road-runners running toward
> each other with the road piling up in front of them so the distance between
> them is not a straight line but a curved line of rumpled asphalt.  If the
> distance of the curved asphalt is twice the straight line distance between
> them they both can be doing the speed of light relative to the asphalt and
> relative to each other. The space-time is the asphalt.
> 
> So now I set my delusional mind to neutrinos going faster than the speed of
> light.  I understand that neutrinos fly through the earth unencumbered by
> other particles  and apparently  surpass the speed of light.   So perhaps
> space-time has friction.  Friction is what makes the space-time pile up in
> front of the speeding photon.  Maybe  neutrinos are not affected by friction
> or maybe not so much as photons are so maybe E=mc2 is missing a friction
> coefficient.
> 
> One thing is sure I have proved the statement above.  Clearly I know nothing
> about quantum mechanics yet claim to understand it.
> 
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