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Mike Marynowski9-Feb-17 20:34
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I think you are misunderstanding part of what happens when you travel at the speed of light. Faster than light travel necessitates time travel, unless you don't actually move through space and go through a wormhole or something of the sort.

Allow me to explain. Say you accelerate to 99.9999% the speed of light towards a star that is 3 million light years away. You will get there INSTANTLY. The star will be 3 million years older, but you will be at it's location instantly from your perspective. Your travel time will be almost zero, the star will just age very quickly. You can't get there faster than instant. Likewise, if you turn around right away and come back to earth at 99.9999% the speed of light, you will get back to earth INSTANTLY, but earth will be 3 million years older.

Unless you're travelling through wormholes, there is no way around this. Your comments about the Doppler effect and time travel make me think that you feel like passage of time is independent of your motion through space. It isn't. Faster than light travel moving through space is just non-nonsensical. If you want more speed, time passage on the things you are moving towards elapses faster and the time passage on the things you are moving away from slow down from your frame of reference. What does it even mean to move faster than instantly towards a location from your perspective? Or if you look back at the earth you are moving away from at the speed of light, what does it mean for less than zero time to have passed since you left? It's completely implausible.

Now, that said, I VERY STRONGLY argue with everyone that anything is possible, we might just not know it yet. That includes faster-than-light travel through something like a wormhole, or faster than light travel with really messed up multiverse stuff going on or whatever. Your imagination is the limit, but that is exactly why faster-than-light travel moving through space without time travel is impossible...because I can't imagine something that takes less time than an instant and I can't imagine how I can look at something and less than zero time passes by.
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