• It is impossible to reach the speed of light? I don’t think so. I think it is impossible to catch up with light.

    IF light is relative to the individual who sees it, or experiences it, then it is true that one can never reach the speed of light. The speed of light is stated to be 670 million miles per hour. If you were travelling 670 million miles per hour, you still are not traveling at the speed of light because the light is always relative to the individual. Which is why perspectives and POVs come into play; each individual has a different sight on things. According to the modern theory, light is ALWAYS traveling at 670 million miles per hour, no matter what.

    To help explain this, think of driving on the freeway traveling at 60 miles per hour. A car ahead of you is traveling 70 miles per hour, but it only appears to be traveling 10 miles per hour, if you ignore the street, trees, background etc. Whereas, if you were traveling 600 million miles per hour, light would still appear to be traveling 670 million miles per hour away, instead of only 70 million miles per hour. Therefore, the only way to travel faster than the speed of light would seem to be to make that light relative to something else. Of course, I have no idea if this is possible; everything I have stated is mere conjecture, but I like to believe it could be accurate.

    Ponder this, though: If you did manage to catch up with a wave of light, what would it look like? Without catching up to light we don’t see it. We see what happens when that light hits certain things, we see the illuminated colors given off by molecules that heat when light touches them. So, really, you don’t ever see light. Light is an invisible force that illuminates particles by heating them, feeding them energy so they begin to vibrate and throw off certain colors and energies. A lightbulb gives off light, certainly, but we don’t see it. The illumination we see is that light energizing the glass of the bulb; the peering at the filament and seeing how bright it is isn’t seeing the amount of light it gives off, we see the energy of the electricity being forced through the resistor and that resistance heating the particles in the metals in the bulb, being magnified by the vacuum of the bulb preventing the electricity from jumping from the resistor to a path of less resistance, forcing all of the energy into the filament and causing it to light.

    So, if you can’t see light now, why would we be able to see it when we catch up with it?