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Science and not investing part 2

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May 26, 2010 – Comments (6)

My tin foil hat seems to invoke more questions than answers.

My initial post was here. 

An unanswered question so far is "If my ship is a giant orb spinning at near the speed of light but not moving in any direction, would it still slow time?"

If this is the case, suppose I could isolate myself from the spinning of the ship, like being suspended on a magnetically elevated platform in the center. Would I still experience slower time?

Now some new questions...

Suppose I decide that my method of slowing time is to orbit a massive object at a speed near the speed of light. If someone was observing from the massive object, my mass would appear to increase. Now if my mass increases relative to that massive object, then wouldn't gravity pull me out of orbit?

Now , what if I'm an observer that is very close to the time traveler. Does time travel leave a wake? That time traveler is distorting space and time, but how much? Can I feel an effect if I'm very close, like when I'm close to a massive object? What if I'm in between 2 time travelers passing by on either side at the exact same time? What if the are passing by in opposite directions? What if there are lines of time travelers passing by seconds apart?

What if I'm in a ship travelling behind a time traveler? In front? If I'm standing on a huge magnet, does it effect the time traveler the same way as it effects slower ships travelling by in the same path? 

If I'm on a huge ship and I'm travelling at near the speed of light and my mass increases relative to you, does my gravity have a greater pull on you?

I've got about 10,000 more questions, but this is enough for now. 

 

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 26, 2010 at 11:54 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

By chance is your ship powered by a Improbability Drive?

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#2) On May 27, 2010 at 12:41 AM, ChrisGraley (29.95) wrote:

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#3) On May 27, 2010 at 10:32 AM, biotechmgr (36.75) wrote:

Your questions are impractical. An orb spinning near the speed of light would require acceleration (from some source) to increase an angular momentum (not a linear momentum) to achieve near light speed. Impossible.

Even more impossible, "orbit a massive object at a speed near the speed of light". At least in this case you are a craft which can accelerate but on some fantasy nuclear driven engine, but you fail to realize that at some velocity much less than the speed of light, you will reach escape velocity and exit the orbit.

Now you could assert some situation such as orbit of a super dense mass...whoops, that is a black hole and once you cross the event horizon you are pulled in.

So really, you are speaking of some situations which are not physically possible and engaging in some kind of gedanken experiments which have logical fallacies within them so as to be concluded as fallacious arguments.

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#4) On May 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM, ChrisGraley (29.95) wrote:

biotechmgr did you make the same comments to Einstein about his motorbike?

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#5) On May 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM, cthomas1017 (95.78) wrote:

Awwwwww, Come on, btm.  You're spoiling all the fun.  I really need to go rent Hitchhiker's Guide though.  The whale is classic. :)

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#6) On May 31, 2010 at 6:16 PM, blesto (31.65) wrote:

An unanswered question so far is "If my ship is a giant orb spinning at near the speed of light but not moving in any direction, would it still slow time?"

If this is the case, suppose I could isolate myself from the spinning of the ship, like being suspended on a magnetically elevated platform in the center. Would I still experience slower time?

Maybe.

Your ship would be like the electrons of the atom. You would be the nucleus, and then String theory would come into play.

See also M theory.

You might travel to different dimensions, and maybe different time.

" target="_self">Part 01: String theory

" target="_self">Part 02: String theory

" target="_self">Part 03: String theory

More than 11 parts to watch going into M theory.

You opened a whole can of worms.

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