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According t o Einstein's theory of relativity nothing can travel faster than the speed of light…However, I

once read a book which said it’s not quite as cut and dried as that…It said some scientist believe that Einstein’s barrier may act more like a wall which has 2 sides to it…In theory, everything on this side of the wall travels at sub-light speed..On the other side of the wall, nothing can travel slower than light and particles called tachyons can travel thousands of light years per second at extremely LOW energy levels…Just the opposite of here where matter travels faster at high energy levels…Anyone know if this is true or at least possible?…I was watching some sci-fi show one time and the captain of the ship said “engage the tachyon drive” so it is apparently not unheard of.

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  1. well you see we aren’t on that side of the “wall” so we don’t know what could possibly be on the other side, if anything.

  2. Well, sort of. Tachyons…
    A) aren’t proven to exist
    B) are only hypothetical as the graviton
    C) have a cool name.
    Anyway, the theory says that no object “OF MASS” can travel faster than the speed of light, so either…
    A) tachyons aren’t objects
    B) they dont have mass
    C) somehow, they can have energy, but no mass
    d) they save big energy at menards.
    Also, if tachyons move faster than the speed of light, they must travel back in time continually, so they already have a predestined future, and since they are going so fast, they will have probably travelled back before we even asked this question.

  3. Well, the previous poster is right .The tachyon is a theoretical particle, but it makes sense that we at least can imagine a world beyond the barrier. A well thought out theory without evidence, doesn’t make it less plausible, it just means that you have to keep an open mind 🙂

  4. Science is a uncertain field, what is believed to be true today by all can change tomorrow. We are just now scratching the surface of how things work in the universe. I say the speed of light is as slow as the Right Brother Flyer compared to the space shuttle which travels at 17,000 M.P.H. At our current pace, give us another 2 to 3 hundred years and we’ll be there, traveling at unheard of speeds. The human mind is the only wall that stands before us. .By title I’m no scientist, but with a closed mind one can accomplish nothing. Can’t never could do anything. So dare to dream, dream big. If you day dream, don’t worry, it’s your creative juices at work..Even the speed of a telephone call across the world is slow compaired to what is to come in the future.

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