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Why can't anything go faster than the speed of light? I mean, it i just a speed. How would that break the laws?

I mean, it i just a speed. How would that break the laws of physics just by going very very fast? unless it messes with reality, which deals with quantum and theoretical physics. So, why can’t anything go faster than the speed of light?

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  1. Cause the closer you get to light speed everything warps… that’s why they call it warp speed. The faster you go the farther everything gets… becasue everything bends/warps kinda

  2. It’s the velocity of light, not the speed of light.
    In an Einsteinian universe nothing which has a velocity less than that of the constant (light) can obtain a velocity equal to or greater than that of the constant (light). That doesn’t mean nothing can have a velocity greater than that of the constant (light) and maintain that velocity. It just couldn’t have achieved that velocity by first being less than that of the constant (light).
    There are theoretical particles thought to have a velocity greater than that of the constant (light). Tachyons are one such particle.
    Understand that this only applies when viewing the Universe through the physics of Albert Einstein.

  3. That’s the speed limit God set on us and on all things with matter. Going faster is just not physically possible.
    A reason? Because it would require an infinite amount of energy, which is not possible to get. Also, it does mess with reality. At the speed of light time stops, and if you go faster you’d be going back in time.

  4. Because the harder something tries to speed up, the more inertia it acquires making it even harder to increase speed. Near the speed of light, that inertia approaches infinity. We don’t find that intuitive because at normal speeds we deal with every day, a little more force always just results in a little more speed.
    What “makes sense” to human experience is not how nature really behaves, whether it’s about speed approaching light (relativity) or size smaller than an atom (quantum mechanics).

  5. All the text books swear that light needs no medium; bull!!! Every wave requires a medium. Light is limited to a certain speed because it is a wave propagating in a medium. Every medium has certain physical characteristics which determine how fast waves move in it. Light waves are transverse (shear) waves, and shear waves can only occur in a solid medium. The ether is solid in the sense that it maintains its shape. So light propagates in the manner of a shear wave in a solid.
    The speed of acoustic shear waves in solids is determined by the formula c =√(G/ρ), where G is the shear modulus (stiffness) of the medium and ρ is the inertial density. I believe the inertial density of the ether is many times greater than that of a neutron star. If we knew the density, we could plug it into the formula to get the shear modulus.
    In my model, shear waves exchange momentum with ethereal pressure waves (dark energy), which results in forces of attraction and repulsion between pairs of shear waves. Fundamental particles consist of orbiting pairs or groups of shear waves, held in orbit by one of those attractive forces. Orbiting converts the shear waves’ energy to the rest mass of the particle. The mass of a particular particle is constant in the reference frame centered on the particle.
    Accelerating a particle relative to another reference frame involves increasing the kinetic energy of the constituent shear waves in that reference frame. Regardless of motion of the particle, relative to the reference frame, the constituent shear waves continue to orbit at the speed of light around the particle’s center, which is moving thru the reference frame at some lower speed. The distance traveled by each orbiting shear waves is greater than the distance traveled by the center of the pair, so obviously, that the center of an orbiting pair cannot move faster the individual orbiting shear waves. They move at the speed of light, so the particle must be slower than light.

  6. The speed of light is like the “universal speed limit” that all the rest of matter and energy must observe. Einstein described the universe as sheet of something called space-time, which warps and bends at the presence of matter, and also ripples and distorts itself with greater speed.
    The speed of light, essentially is the speed at which the fabric of space-time tears and space and time themselves are infinitely distorted. For example, if it were possible for a person in a rocket to travel at the speed of light, he would travel infinite distance in an infinitesimal amount of time relative to a stationary observer.
    Besides this fact, the calculation of energy that’s required to accelerate an object to light speed would have to divide by zero. THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. This means that it would take beyond infinite energy to accelerate ANYTHING WITH MASS to the speed of light.
    However, the smaller the particle, the closer it can get to light speed. For instance, particles with minuscule lifespans can travel insane distances because time is warped for them as they approach speeds as fast as .99 or .98 c. (This means .99 times the speed of light.)
    Does this make sense?

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