Speed of light in real time. .. I wasn't ready!!!
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#51 - thepastryistrue (02/05/2013) [-]
I wasn't ready!!!
I wasn't ready!!!
#52 to #51 - thalfak (02/05/2013) [-]
Try again..
Try again..
#53 to #52 - thepastryistrue (02/05/2013) [-]
I wasn't ready!!!
I wasn't ready!!!
#72 to #53 - connordude (02/05/2013) [-]
and again
and again
#80 to #72 - thepastryistrue (02/05/2013) [-]
I wasn't ready!!!
I wasn't ready!!!
#92 to #80 - hairibar (02/05/2013) [-]
one more time
one more time
#99 to #92 - tahabta (02/05/2013) [-]
**tahabta rolled a random image posted in comment #426836 at Friendly ** No. Stop being a thumb whore.
#160 to #99 - hairibar (02/05/2013) [-]
I'll use this on myself, I wanna forget that
I'll use this on myself, I wanna forget that
#166 to #160 - tahabta (02/05/2013) [-]
**tahabta rolled a random image posted in comment #7659 at Religion Board ** Ruined it.
#168 to #166 - thepastryistrue (02/05/2013) [-]
Sadly, you're right...
Sadly, you're right...
#188 to #168 - hairibar (02/06/2013) [-]
relax and use this, it'll help you
relax and use this, it'll help you
User avatar #190 to #188 - thepastryistrue (02/07/2013) [-]
Nah man, thanks... That'd be like beating a dead horse,
#186 to #168 - tahabta (02/05/2013) [-]
**tahabta rolled a random image posted in comment #137 at The avengers ** Yes. Sadly.
#187 to #166 - hairibar (02/06/2013) [-]
looks like you're the only one who thinks so
User avatar #129 to #99 - thalfak (02/05/2013) [-]
Did I just get my gif reposted twice in same section? :P
#134 to #129 - thepastryistrue (02/05/2013) [-]
I thought, they were colleagues of yours...
I thought, they were colleagues of yours...
#29 - yunouppercase (02/05/2013) [-]
waiting for gif to load.   
   
definitely not speed of light
waiting for gif to load.

definitely not speed of light
User avatar #82 to #29 - ompalomper (02/05/2013) [-]
im listening to Ludvig van's ninth right now

timing much?
User avatar #69 to #29 - kolsinder (02/05/2013) [-]
My favourite film, awesome!
#35 to #29 - samoaspider ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
i feel bad for all the people, including you, whose gifs don't load instantly
#84 - tonkkax (02/05/2013) [-]
At the speed of GIF loading.
At the speed of GIF loading.
User avatar #38 - duckinglama (02/05/2013) [-]
why are all you smart people sitting here on funnyjunk, wasting time, instead of developing a ******* warp drive...god dammit people!
#46 to #38 - ghonza (02/05/2013) [-]
For the lulz
#43 to #38 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
For the lolz
User avatar #68 to #38 - neoexdeath ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
You can neither fap to a warp drive, or call it a ****** .
#81 to #68 - duckinglama (02/05/2013) [-]
how can you not fap to this ****** ?

pic related: some kind of ****** capable of warping (not built yet, cuz you guys sit here and do nothing)
#70 to #68 - seylorm ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
not with that attitude!
User avatar #49 to #38 - xgeneration (02/05/2013) [-]
We're all lazy cunts.
User avatar #78 - kirenemook (02/05/2013) [-]
shouldn't the colors change a bit because of the Doppler effect?
And shouldn't your view widen a bit?
I saw something like this on Vsauce or something
#103 to #78 - barehype (02/05/2013) [-]
Yeah your vision would go red due to red shift because of everything moving away from you so quickly
#87 to #85 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
Protip: Add #t=8m05s to the end of your clip to make it automatically go to that time when they click it. And in this specific case, also include that this clip is irrelevant to what the person you commented to is asking.
User avatar #8 - frienderman (02/05/2013) [-]
Except time and space would get horribly distorted at that speed...
User avatar #11 to #8 - pooplol (02/05/2013) [-]
That looked distorted as **** to me
#65 to #11 - cinematicbrix (02/05/2013) [-]
It would look distorted like this (except if you are traveling backwards, like in the gif).
#58 - cinematicbrix (02/05/2013) [-]
Goddammit, that is not what it looks like.

It would look more like this, also, see comment #55 for video proof.

You don't deserve my thumb, OP.
User avatar #79 to #58 - dmagen (02/05/2013) [-]
video of what it would look like
youtu.be/lD08CuUi_Ek?t=7m55s
User avatar #171 to #79 - sammyjankiis (02/05/2013) [-]
So basically its like being on LSD
#61 to #58 - tankerbuzz (02/05/2013) [-]
Well no because you are travelling backwards in this simulation so it would be red shifted.
User avatar #64 to #61 - cinematicbrix (02/05/2013) [-]
Well yeah, but it doesn't make sense to travel backwards.

OP is fail.
#66 to #64 - tankerbuzz (02/05/2013) [-]
Why? Maybe there's a window in the tail of the craft? lol
#76 to #58 - thoughtspot (02/05/2013) [-]
Vsauce anyone?
#89 to #76 - ghustla (02/05/2013) [-]
mfw I saw that episode, I 			*******		 love & fear Space
mfw I saw that episode, I ******* love & fear Space
#93 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
To everyone saying "that's not what light travel would look like" - Travelling at light speed would be breaking a fundamental law of physics. "What it would look like" is an undefinable thing because it is impossible to do.   
   
Now enjoy these gifs I made. The middle is the earth, the white expanding circle is travelling at light speed and the moon is at the top.
To everyone saying "that's not what light travel would look like" - Travelling at light speed would be breaking a fundamental law of physics. "What it would look like" is an undefinable thing because it is impossible to do.

Now enjoy these gifs I made. The middle is the earth, the white expanding circle is travelling at light speed and the moon is at the top.
User avatar #111 to #93 - animedudej (02/05/2013) [-]
ya... though it bogles my mind to the point that i need to take a break so my mind does not esplode... i want to try and explain how i would think light speed would logically go down if you were able to physically get that much speed

as you are aproaching light speed you will meet light that you would have met earlier as i will try and illustrate with lines and dots

|...........................................................* here is where the light would have met you at normal non-light speed and below is where you would meet that light going faster then light
..................................|.........................* and thus you would meet light containing the image of say the moon that would otherwise have met you before that point and if your mind could process the image quickly enough it would seem at the moon would move away the faster you aproached it
User avatar #149 to #93 - HOLYCARP (02/05/2013) [-]
NOT ENOUGH S KNOWN ABOUT THE UNIVERSE WE INHABIT TO COME TO ANY CONCLUSIONS. EVERYONE WHO SAYS THEY KNOW ONLY LISTENED TO SOMEONE WHO MADE ASSUMPTIONS AND IS PRACTICING GENERALLY BAD SCIENCE. The "Fundamental Laws of Physics" can, and always will be, open to change.
#176 to #149 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
All of my "conclusions" come from a university education in physics working toward a PhD using the body of evidence and theoretical theory gathered up until now by the community of physicists that came before me. So I think the claim that they practice bad science can in general be thrown out the window.

As far as: "The "Fundamental Laws of Physics" can, and always will be, open to change." goes you are wrong in any sense worth discussing, as far as sensible discussions go on the "correctness" of the laws as we know them we may find that the laws as we know are more limited in scope than we imagined or that they aren't all-encompassing (Which we don't believe they are in any case) and therefore we will discover/theorize more, and more precise at that, laws sometimes, but one thing is to be sure not to change the correctness of already established laws, the community of physicists stopped claiming things were laws without an enormous amount of proof in modern scientific thought, as far as this GIF is concerned this is NOT what it would look like and we as physicists know it. The modern laws of physics don't "change" they grow, with very very few exceptions. We know what we know but we don't know everything.
#178 to #176 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
lol just realized I forgot to delete theoretical after I changed that line up some, so scratch that when reading.
User avatar #104 to #93 - jinix (02/05/2013) [-]
Wrong. Things without matter can break the speed of light, and to put the speed of light into perspective, it takes 8 mins for light from the Sun to reach Earth.
User avatar #108 to #104 - thunderkrux (02/05/2013) [-]
Wrong, things without mass can get to the speed of light. They can't break it.
User avatar #106 to #104 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
Without matter, you can't accelerate.

Acceleration is Force divided by Mass.
User avatar #109 to #106 - jinix (02/05/2013) [-]
There becomes a mass that the scientific community consider unaffected by this law (under 0.0000..something grams), but is somewat equal to the mass of Photon and neutron particles.
#94 to #93 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
Another, of the inner planets.
Another, of the inner planets.
#95 to #94 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
And all the planets.
And all the planets.
User avatar #96 to #94 - goblingang (02/05/2013) [-]
Butmdoesn't light take 8 minutes to get to us from the sun?
User avatar #98 to #96 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
It takes approximately 500 seconds [just a little over 8 minutes]. It takes 5 seconds for the light pulse to hit the earth in this gif, which is x100 speed.
User avatar #101 to #98 - goblingang (02/05/2013) [-]
Ah, i didn't even pay attention to the x100 haha, silly me
User avatar #102 to #101 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
S'all good in the hood.
#97 to #93 - xxxgnipsxxx (02/05/2013) [-]
I hate people who say amazing things are impossible. Faster than light travel is mathematically possible.
User avatar #100 to #97 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
So is infinity. We don't live in a mathematical world, we live in a restricted physical world.
User avatar #110 to #100 - thunderkrux (02/05/2013) [-]
We use math to describe the universe, we don't use the universe to describe math. If something is mathematically possible then it's ******* possible. We are only restricted by the technology we have present. I bet if you took anyone in medievel times and told them we could one day have the possibility to talk to billions of people without have to leave your own room they'd call you crazy and lock you in chains. If you told that same person we could one day travel vast distances in a matter of hours without touching the ground they'd call it witchcraft. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~Arthur C. Clarke
User avatar #112 to #110 - anonymoose (02/05/2013) [-]
No, there are restrictions. You can be a free willing "anything is possible" person all you want, but there is a major difference between a mediaeval person saying "I have the possibility to talk to billions of people without leaving my room" and me saying "light travel is impossible to break".

One has a physical law restricting it, the other doesn't. Unless you can break the conservation of energy and create an infinite amount of energy, then accelerate me with this energy [slow enough that I don't get killed] to the speed of light, then it's impossible.
User avatar #126 to #112 - thunderkrux (02/05/2013) [-]
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~Arthur C. Clarke
That quote is basically saying, just because we don't know how it's done, doesn't mean it's impossible. Our theories on the laws of physics are not set in stone. None of our theories are set in stone. We once thought that man and beast were eternal since the beginning of creation because we had no evidence to the contrary, and now we do. It's called evolution. Evolution doesn't just take place in all life, it takes place within the species itself. You can argue all you want that it is impossible, and I can argue all I want that it is. But whether or not it is possible is only by technology and mathematics. Without mathematics we wouldn't have gotten to the moon and back safely. Without mathematics we would never have discovered the Higs Boson or electrons or atoms or any other atomic or subatomic particle. Math can do a lot of things. Just because you don't like math doesn't mean math is irrelevant and even if you do like math we don't just make ******** equations just for the hell of it (with the exception of the Drake Equation which is more or less an attempt at widening our view of possible life bearing planets). When there is something wrong with an equation we adapt it. That's what life does, that's what our technology does.
#105 to #97 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
it is possible to move from one destination to another faster than light, but it requires shortening the distance you cover relative to light. moving faster than light over the same distance is not possible by our current understanding.
User avatar #5 - yourdadsdad (02/05/2013) [-]
Team Rocket's blasting off again!
#158 - germanperv (02/05/2013) [-]
well, thats exactly what i say when i have sex...
well, thats exactly what i say when i have sex...
#18 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
This is not what traveling the speed of light would look like in this instance. You are obviously traveling backwards meaning your eyes are facing the direction opposite of travel- being that you and light are traveling at the same speed the last photons to hit your eye, thus generating the electrochemical activity required to see, will be 'used up' (The character limit is much to small to explain the actuality of photon-opsin interactions, but suffice it to say the photon is used up) very quickly and so until you point your eyes in your direction of travel (never happens in this gif) you won't see anything, because photons will be incapable of reaching your eye to stimulate it.

Oh and technically if you 'traveling' the speed of light you have to be warping. Humans have mass and thus cannot travel the speed of light, to 'go' faster we have to bend space.
#56 to #18 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
no one cares
wow cool gif where you cant see ****
its just something cool to look at
#24 to #18 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
actually warping isn't traveling at speed of light, its just traveling at high speed through fabric of space to reach a spot faster than light would, also it is possible for anything with mass to travel at light speed, it just requires humungous amount of energy and is impossible to gather with our current technology
User avatar #28 to #24 - AlexPaincakes ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
In order for an object with mass to travel at light speed it would need infinite energy. Thus being impossible.
#25 to #24 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
Wrong, warping has nothing to do with the speed of light (other than the speed of light being commonly accepted as a warp factor of 1. You could warp at a factor slower than one if you wanted and would not arrive before light. Warping is literally just warping space to create a 'wave' to ride on causing you to travel from point A to point B without moving in a local sense. You will notice, also, that I never said in my original post that warping was traveling at the speed of light, I simply said that to travel the speed of light one must warp.

Wrong again it is impossible, for a massive(has mass not is large) object to travel the speed of light it requires an infinite amount of energy, which is impossible, no matter what level of tech we achieve. (Within reason, I will admit there may be some tech in the far far far future that tells the laws of entropy to **** off but there is no point in speculating about their existence now, suffice it to say the laws of physics as we understand them now make it literally impossible)
#19 to #18 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
I Forgot to add:
...so until you point your eyes in your direction of travel or slow down...

As another interesting point of note if you were warping faster than the speed of light with your eyes facing your direction of travel you would run into photons that were coming from behind you at angles that would normally have them pass in front of your eye never hitting it. This would in effect concentrate your vision for things in the center and widen your field-of-view as you could now see partially behind you.
User avatar #27 to #19 - AlexPaincakes ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
Not only would your field of vision increase, but you would notice more effects at light speed travel. Traveling at that speed would cause the light hitting your eyes to be blue shifted. It would first appear as if everything was receding away from you then there would be a bright light and that would be all that you would see.
#31 to #27 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
That is correct, but you would still 'see' behind you, but what you are seeing depends how blueshifted things are which depends on how much faster beyond c you are traveling.
#62 to #31 - cinematicbrix (02/05/2013) [-]
This is what you would most probably see.
User avatar #22 to #19 - oneeyedman (02/05/2013) [-]
"Could now see partially behind you"

That is ******* awesome.
User avatar #55 - beyondanon (02/05/2013) [-]
Not true, see link.
youtu.be/lD08CuUi_Ek?t=8m4s
#63 to #55 - tankerbuzz (02/05/2013) [-]
Well no because you are travelling backwards in this simulation so it would be red shifted.
#20 - trickytrickster (02/05/2013) [-]
This gif took a while to load...either that or the speed of light is pretty ******* slow.
#16 - mrsugoiman **User deleted account** (02/05/2013) [-]
#67 to #16 - ceko (02/05/2013) [-]
Game crashes every time i open it.
Game crashes every time i open it.
#146 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
A bit to slow, you have 1,2 second from earth to moon.
User avatar #91 - Reydel (02/05/2013) [-]
I thought it would've been faster
#10 - skiskate (02/05/2013) [-]
You asked
User avatar #2 - cysco (02/04/2013) [-]
if you (mass > 0 ) travels with light speed, time won't continue and just stop.. so this trip wouldnt take any time at all.
#3 to #2 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
Also, where is the redshift
#4 to #3 - cysco (02/04/2013) [-]
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well, i think the travelor would see nothing (black) during the travel and the images shown in the pic would follow him until he stops. the only think he sees during the flight are the lightphotons/waves who came from the side (so he sees left, right, over, under direcly infront of him (a very distorted picture). due to redshift the picture he sees is made out of x-ray shifted to the visible light. [i hope my english wasnt too bad, hope everyone gets the point]

there are still hundreds of effects, but impossible for me to count them in a single post. (and i dont know them all^^)
so take my picture of Einstein topless
+4
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#159 to #156 - anon (02/05/2013) [-]
you act like a second goes by that they aren't posting. There is no "posting again." It's a never ending storm of ****** posts flowing from them like bull **** from a politician.
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