Why is the speed of light invariant and finite?

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I think infinite speed is unimaginable. If something is moving at infinite speed, we can't find it at all because it has moved to infinity. Furthermore, when the maximum speed is limited, a reasonable inference should be that observers in different reference frames should find the same one speed limit. It would be unimaginable and incomprehensible if observers in different frames of reference could get different speed limits, which would mean different places in the universe have different laws of physics, unless it was deliberately arranged by the creator.

This post is not about why the speed of light is equal to 299 792 458 m/s, there must be a fixed value anyway.

But then again, the above point of view is of course just my ignorant imagination. I hope to get more in-depth and intelligent comment or response from the experts here.
 

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Your question is unanswerable: it amounts to asking "why are the laws of physics what they are?".

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