The "Photon's Perspective" Taboo There seems to be a general consensus that any attempt to try and imagine the universe form the reference frame of a photon is completely off limits. I don't quite understand this when taken within the context of other ideas which are presented here. Just about every day, a thread will pop up on this forum where someone dreams up an elaborate and convoluted scenario designed to test the logical limits of relativity. What if there is an elephant traveling a .99c, and there is a kangaroo mouse made entirely of dark matter running on his back at a counterclockwise radial velocity of .99c? You know the drill. No matter how crazy these thought experiments get, someone will inevitably come in here and break it down piece-by-piece and figure it out. The person posing the question often doesn't even understand relativity at a basic level, yet the scenario is usually indulged and "solved" in great mathematical detail. However, if at any point someone suggests looking at the universe from the perspective of the photon, the discussion is instantly over. Now, before you start educating me on the myriad reasons why nothing will ever travel at the speed of light, don't worry. I know. It's impossible. That's not what this is about. Photons exist, right? They have no mass, obviously, but they are real things which interact with the real world. Sure, they have a particle/wave duality nature, but on some level there is in effect a particle (virtual it may be) that travels from point A to point B in a given time. However, it is absolutely forbidden to even think about how this particle experiences our universe. Isn't the very theory of relativity itself predicated upon this line of reasoning? Didn't Einstein imagine himself as an electrical impulse traveling down an electric fence in order to refine his ideas into a workable theory? Apparently, he got something useful out of it. Why is it off-limits for discussion now? Is it because the universe becomes infinitely contracted? Is it because you have to divide by zero? We can talk about black holes all day long, and no one complains about the singularity, which requires the same thing. I can see why someone new to relativity would be discouraged from thinking about this, because they don't fully understand how everything fits together. Once you get past the phase of trying to trick relativity with convoluted scenarios and thought experiments and accept the principles for what they are - an accurate description of reality - where is the harm in considering all possible perspectives? Just because we don't like the result doesn't mean we can't learn something from it. I'm not trying to stir up trouble and rail against the establishment or anything. I'm just genuinely curious about this, and I think it would make an interesting discussion.