24th December 2007 - 01:45 AM
if you travel at the speed of light, time is likely to freeze?
so light moves at the speed of light (duuuh)
so any thing to the light freezes
if that is correct, than time has frozen relative to the fast moving light, and thus, so have we(frozen) , relative to the fast moving light,
so 2 seconds pass to the light, we are frozen, an hour passes to the light, we are still frozen, and so on and so forth until one year has commenced for the light
has a near infinity number of years passed to us, relative to the light(if only 1 second elapsed to the light?)
if that is correct, every time you turn on your light, the light is on , for an infinity number of years!
24th December 2007 - 11:41 AM
A photon travels at the speed of light.
The concept of proper time for a photon is undefined.
Assume, for now, that 0 time passes for a photon. Also, realize that it does not experience distance. So, in the photons world, it instantaneosly transfers energy from that star 5 light years away to your eye.
Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory addresses one theory of how this occurs. Look it up on wikipedia. It is also revived in the transactional interpretation of quantum theory. Look that up. I don't know what the latest mainstream view of this is.
BTW, you cannot even say we are frozen relative to the photon since it exists for 0/undefined time in its frame. It never even exists. Energy transfers from A to B and we experience something we call a photon.