What is a move? (with neutrinos in mind )

In summary, this summarization of the conversation is about how there might be a faster-than-light move possible for neutrinos, and how this could be the reason why Voyager is slower than expected.f
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What is a move? (with these superfast neutrinos in mind...)

When you go to a big restaurant, there are at any given time probably a certain amount of waitresses. It might be, one of them brings a soup, another a coffe and the third the bill.
But they all represent the other reality, the other side of business: so they are all the same for a customer.
It's somewhat like quantum mech: a certain amont of particles might just be in a space, OK? We cannot say, the waitress moved from soup to coffee and to the bill. They just appeared in certain points of the "wisible part" of this restaurant.
Some particles might of course be distracted in a bigger area. Say, like a certain amount of policemen are in a city. In real life, they really move around, of course. But it is possible to imagine a place, where some profession (maybe the street-sweeper) just appears in a certain place, does something and goes back into the house; then opens a door of the next house, where appears another street-sweeper and so on, around a planet, together with a certain hour.
Quite similar is the situation in some sport events, when fans stand up and sit down on tribunes, creating moving "waves", OK?
Now, such kind of move could have a maximum possible speed... say, exactly about c or so. But let's think: when it meets a place, where there are no benches for fans to stand up and sit down, it might act in many different ways. The move could just disappear, it might be hidden and move on, it might "jump it over" with no delay (because in the other reality, which shows off in this wave, it is permanently there, it just does not need any time to "go there").
Well, this of course is written with these suspicious neutrinos in mind. Could it be, they "jump over" some particles (?or something else)? If so, could it be, they move faster in thicker, denser, heavier matter?
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Of course, it is possible to explain the same idea in a less funny way:
there might be on neutrinos track collections of particles which might absorb a neutrino at one side and in the same time emit a similar neutrino on the other side. Thus we get an illusion of a faster-than-light movement...
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If so, could this hypothetical material or body of coherent particles (which absorbs neutrinos on one side and with zero delay emits neutrinos on another side) be pulled back toward the source of these neutrinos? Probably not too hard to check out.
Something like that might be the reason, why Voyager is slower than expected.
If this is true, could there be more massive particles, which act the same way (how about WIMP)? If so, there might be some impressive tricks in close reach...
After all, something like that might also explain, how neutrinos are switching from one type to another, OK?
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