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Oct24-10, 11:15 PM
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Okay, Lets say we could accelerate towards c without our mass becoming infinite. Would this have implications on the laws of physics as we know it?
To be more accurate, you would want to talk about accelerating beyond c such that the energy wouldn't have to become infinite. If you were able to smoothly cross the barrier from slower than the speed of light to greater, it would be pretty bad. One problem is that you can derive the implications of special relativity using such unbelievably basic starting points, violating it would mean those basic ideas are wrong. The homogeneity and isotropy of space-time would be out the window or require modifications.... but if there were such things as preferred directions, what does that mean?