View Poll Results: Will we ever be able to make things move faster than the speed of light?

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  • Yes. We will do it someday.

    4 66.67%
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  • I can't decide and won't be able to decide.

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Thread: Faster than light speed?

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  1. #1 Faster than light speed? 
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    Is it impossible to achieve the speed of light, or do we just not yet have the technology to do so? I personally believe that we just don't have the technology yet. I'm sure we'll find some way to make things go faster than light... or at least as fast as light.

    Here's an article about why matter cannot reach the speed of light according to current technology. You don't have to read it, but it's here if you want to...
    http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=62537

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    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>The reason matter cannot reach the speed of light is that theres no way to push it that fast. Simple, eh?</div>
    Of course. At least by current technology. People used to think that we'd never break the sound barrier, but we did that.

    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>Going into the mathematics a bit further, in order to move something you must apply force(F). If you have taken a physics course you probably remember that</div>
    I guess this is one way that my opinion is flawed. I never took physics. :( But it's still my opinion.

    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>where m0 is the rest mass of the object, v is the current velocity, and c is the velocity of light in a vacuum. From this it can be seen that as velocity increases the force needed to accelerate the particle also increases. Furthermore, as the velocity approaches c the force required approaches infinity. This means that in order to accelerate an object to lightspeed you would require infinite force; because an infinite force is impossible, it is impossible for matter to travel at the speed of light.</div>
    I find that really strange. How can something not infinite require infinity? The speed of light is not infinity, is it? The speed of light = 299 792 458 m / s... and 299,792,458 is not infinity.
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  2. #2 Faster than light speed? 
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    Yes there is no Infinite speed but I think that person ment so far that to us is infinity so far, there is a speed faster than that, but we don't have the tchnology yet, and were using any kind of energy like that to make Jets get lasers, if that would be imported to the engine we might have a chance to get to Light speed in the next 20-50 years
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  3. #3 Faster than light speed? 
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    I have a feeling sooner or later we will be able to reach speed of light.. we've beat speed of sound... its only a matter till be beat speed of light... and if area 51 has some alien types of crafts... then it's possible for sure!!

    I bet you anything... there is soo much SHIT invented that they won't tell us about... a cloaking device... space crafts... etc... heck I bet were "actually" only less than 10 yrs away from reaching speed of light :D
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  4. #4 Faster than light speed? 
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    i voted yeah.
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  5. #5 Faster than light speed? 
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    Light speed within 10 years?
    http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=16902006

    Hopefully that works.... or one of a few other theories.
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