This time the question is being posed to the public in general, because it has been my experience that the self-declared experts have a bad habit of making just too many assumptions. This time around I’m starting off with a few definitions; they are:
- Velocity: Speed of motion through space-time
- That is, how fast an object is going. You can complicate matters, but that’s what it comes down to.
- Acceleration: The increase of velocity.
- Or in other words, getting things to go faster.
- Deceleration: The decrease of velocity.
- Here you’re slowing something down.
- C: The velocity of a photon through space-time in a vacuum.
- A shorthand way of saying about 186,000 miles a second. That being the distance a photon travels through a vacuum in one second.
Now for this exercise I’m taking the speed of light as the absolute against which all else is measured. Light travels at 1C. We for instance travel at 0.005C according to what I can find on line—Earth’s rotation plus Earth’s orbital motion, plus the Sun’s motion through the Milky Way, plus the Milky Way’s motion through the Universe. When you get right down to it, that’s really not all that fast compared to the speed of light, but from my point of view that’s still pretty dang fast.
Now as I understand it, when you start going faster in relation to the speed of light three things happen.
- The faster you go the slower time moves for you.
- Objects get shorter in the direction of movement.
- Mass increases
Now that’s what happens when you accelerate; speeding up from 0.005C to 0.01C for instance. But what happens when you start going slower; say from 0.005C to 0.001C?
I suspect that with deceleration you will get the opposite of acceleration. Namely…
- The slower you go the faster time moves for you.
- Objects get longer in the direction of movement.
- Mass decreases.
Consequences of a 0 Absolute Velocity as Opposed to a Velocity of 1 C
- Time is instantaneous.
- Time is infinite.
- Length is infinite.
- Length is 0.
- Mass is 0.
- Mass is infinite.
Further it is my proposal that decelerating to a velocity of 0 is the same as accelerating to a velocity of 1. That is, it requires infinite energy. And in our universe such an amount of energy is just not available.
Playing with Stuff
Though this has just occurred to me: That at a velocity of 1C the Universe is only a few thousand years old, while at a velocity of 0C it is trillions of years old.
What do you say?