# You could get to the speed of light. If you could synthesise gravity

## Main Question or Discussion Point

If you could project a gravitational distortion from a vehicle in the direction you wanted to go. Then being pulled by the distortion,you would theoretically accelerate continuosly until you shut the distortion off. Either reaching the speed of light or actually breaking it,that is if its possible to break the speed of light.
Of course since we really don't know how gravity really works other than it just does, but if it does work by gravitons then it would seem feasible that these particles could be synthesised.
Also as a side note I did come up with this if somebody else has already said this, I'm sorry and I did search for it on this forum.

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Jonathan Scott
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If you could project a gravitational distortion from a vehicle in the direction you wanted to go. Then being pulled by the distortion,you would theoretically accelerate continuosly until you shut the distortion off. Either reaching the speed of light or actually breaking it,that is if its possible to break the speed of light.
Of course since we really don't know how gravity really works other than it just does, but if it does work by gravitons then it would seem feasible that these particles could be synthesised.
Also as a side note I did come up with this if somebody else has already said this, I'm sorry and I did search for it on this forum.
That's the stuff of science fiction.

In the real universe, a gravitational field is always caused by a mass and momentum is locally conserved. That means that if you had some means of pulling something along using gravity, you'd need more energy to push the gravitational source along than you'd need to pull that something directly, and you'd need some conventional method of propulsion to do the pulling.

Even if you use gravity to pull something, you can't pull it "faster than light", merely closer to the speed of light.

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