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Re: starship-design: stuff
>Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 10:50:54 -0500
>To: Paul Anderson <email@example.com>
>From: "Ward R. Goodwin Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: starship-design: stuff
>Let's examine the universe from the perspective of a photon...
> It's traveling at the speed of light (duh<G>)
> Time stands still at the speed of light.
> From that perspective the universe is composed of a finite (the number of
photon's that ever have/will exist) number of snapshots.
> There is no movement ever. It's strictly an illusion.
>In movies there is a concept called "persistence of vision" that really
makes 30 frames per second look like seamless motion and perhaps "time" is
the universal equivalent of this...<G>
>Nice concept eh....<G>
>At 11:14 PM 1/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Christoph Kulmann wrote:
>>> YES, time slows down as you approach c, and AT c it stops!
>>Consider: You can halve 1 an inifite number of times, and NEVER reach 0.
>>I don't think time REALLY stops at c, I think it just gets slower and
>>slower, until it's proceeding at an infinitesimal rate.
>>NOTE: I may be full of pure BS, I'm (unfortunately) just an arm-chair
>>physicist, and know very little about relativity. Please feel free to
>>prove me wrong and elaborate as much as you want:) TTYL!
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