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The Faster Than Light Hypothesis

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A speculative technology might finally give us Faster Than Light (FTL) travel. The proof, if we only knew where to look, could have been ours by now. If hypothetical aliens could tell you how they traveled to Earth, would you be surprised? Would the same physics we hold dear be close to their hearts too? No, not really. According to Relativity, we’re pretty much stuck here in the Solar system, and can’t leave in any meaningful way. Hence this book isn’t about Relativity or Quantum Mechanics. If you’d like to learn about them, the bookshelves are crammed. What I want to show you is why we don’t need either one, and why would that be very useful to us. That’s the FTL Hypothesis and what this book is about. From simulated reality to basketball games, and from Artificial Intelligence to pastry shops, analogies abound. Yes, analogies are incorrect by definition. Yet all popular science books use them, and there’s a reason for that. So enjoy them for what they are – a help to visualize the idea. The physics paper with FTL equations is at the very end in the “FTL Hypothesis” chapter. No analogies are used there of course, but it’s still a quick read. Let’s talk about about hypothetical exploits of trying to reach other stars. Soon enough, you’ll see why this makes sense in the context of the hypothesis. Suppose you’re a starship captain trying to increase the speed near Earth. You have some great propulsion tech, but still, you’re hitting a “brick wall”. The speed of light is the fastest you can aspire to. Now, say you’ve got an idea. You’ll take your gleaming ship outside the Solar system, out to deep space. So this is your second attempt to see how fast you can go. Well, you’re still hitting a “brick wall”. There’s this speed limit you seem to be stuck at. But lo and behold, this speed limit is higher. Maybe it’s 17 times the speed of light. And as you go further out into deep space, you’re amazed the limit is rising. Your space speedometer is now showing 113 times the speed of light! As you’re getting closer to your destination, a nearby star with a beautiful planet, your top speed is coming down, slowly but surely. Finally, as you enter the final leg of your journey, you’re back under the speed of light. According to our science today, this story is purely fictional. It may not be. Idea In a nutshell, reality is a massively parallel computing system. If true, we can travel the Galaxy the way you fly around the world. The idea is that every particle, like an electron, is a kind of a computer of its own, and all of them operate in parallel. Or simplified, the Universe is a computer. A very different one, yet it still works by processing information, just like any other. How different is this from your garden-variety computer, the one you’re using to read this? Well, a lot. I’ll give you a visual... Simulated trees and simulated people Imagine a world of simulated reality living inside your computer, being created with some really good software, the kind of software we will soon be able to build. It’s like making a whole new Universe, such as in a 3D game. There are people in it, together with houses, cars, streets, trees and the sky. And yeah, they have smart phones too! Imagine your computer is advanced enough, so this simulated reality is as good as the reality we live in. People in this reality are intelligent and self-aware, but they don't know they all live in your computer... Table of Contents Introduction Idea Simulated trees and simulated people Information within reality The difference that makes FTL possible When physics went the wrong way How to travel and communicate Faster Than Light Origins of gravity and how to generate it Some things are already Faster Than Light How to test FTL Hypothesis now Origins of Quantum world Origins of Relativistic world Summary of the hypothesis FTL Equation FTL Hypothesis: the math Rethinking the foundations of physics

Faster Than Light

Author : Nick Herbert
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For those who enjoy science as fact and as fiction, a leading expert on quantum theory imaginatively explains how faster-than-light communication and travel are actually being explored by physicists.

The Mystery of Creation is Faster Than Light

Author : Hassan Hasan Sheikh Salim El-Yacoubi
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Faster Than Light 5

Author : Brian Haberlin
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Fight or flee. With a group of nomadic spacers after The Discovery, Captain Forest is forced to make a high stakes gamble for the life of his ship and crew that may leave them all stranded to die in the depths of space.

Faster Than Light 8

Author : Brian Haberlin
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Humanity's first encounter at a real spaceport with dozens of strange alien species, all of them eyeballing the newcomers. What do you do when an alien offers to sell you a treasure map to technology that will save your world?

Faster Than Light 7

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Captain Forest is feeling the sharks nipping at his heels as The Council wants him out as commander of the Discovery. New revelations are discovered about the true origin of The Signal.

Faster Than Light 10

Author : Brian Haberlin
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SERIES FINALE! An ancient technological treasure map acquired in a seedy spaceport bar leads our crew on the mission of their lives. There are some things humans were never meant to mess with!

Back in Time and Faster than Light Travel in General Relativity

Author : Serguei Krasnikov
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For the past 20 years causality violations and superluminal motion have been the object of intensive study as physical and geometrical phenomena. This book compiles the results of its author and also reviews other work in the field. In particular, the following popular questions are addressed: Is causality protected by quantum divergence at the relevant Cauchy horizon? How much "exotic matter" would it take to create a time machine or a warp drive? What is the difference between a "discovered" time machine and a created one? Why does a time traveler fail to kill their grandfather? How should we define the speed of gravity and what is its magnitude?

Loving Faster Than Light

Author : Katy Price
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This is an insightful examination of one of the essential problems of the history of science - how does elite, esoteric knowledge get read, used, modified, and owned by those outside the professional scientific community? Price focuses on one of the defining scientific ideas of the 20th century and skillfully demonstrates the many genres and styles through which it was adopted and changed.

Faster Than Light

Author : Brian Haberlin
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Tomorrow we discover the key to faster than light travel and our world will never be the same. Captain William Forest and those under his storied command are in a race against time, and heÍs one of the few on board who knows it. A lethal first contact and a planet-eating lifeform are just the tip of the celestial iceberg of Discovery's quest: Save Earth and all her people from the mysterious forces coming to destroy her. Features Anomaly's free cutting-edge Augmented Reality app, which makes it look like interactive holograms are coming out of the book! Collects FASTER THAN LIGHT #1-5.

Faster Than Light

Author : Om Gupta
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On a voyage through the galaxy to find extraterrestrial life, Dave and James have spent 6 months travelling faster than light, searching frantically in every corner, but being unsuccessful every time. You, the reader, join them just as they receive a signal from an unlikely system, which unknown to them is to set the course of human history in a most unlikely way. Word count: 5431

Faster Than Light

Author : Marilyn Nelson
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Conjuring numerous voices and characters across oceans and centuries, Faster Than Light explores widely disparate experiences through the lens of traditional poetic forms. This volume contains a selection of Marilyn Nelson's new and uncollected poems as well as work from each of her lyric histories of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African American individuals and communities. Poems include the stories of historical figures like Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old boy lynched in 1955, and the inhabitants of Seneca Village, an African American community razed in 1857 for the creation of Central Park. "Bivouac in a Storm" tells the story of a group of young soldiers, later known as the Tuskegee Airmen, as they trained near Biloxi, Mississippi, "marching in summer heat / thick as blackstrap molasses, under trees / haunted by whippings." Later pieces range from the poet's travels in Africa, Europe, and Polynesia, to poems written in collaboration with Father Jacques de Foiard Brown, a former Benedictine monk and the subject of Nelson's playful fictional fantasy sequence, "Adventure-Monk!" Both personal and historical, these poems remain grounded in everyday details but reach toward spiritual and moral truths.

Slipstring Drive

Author : Andrew L. Bender
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Written for amateur physicists. This book takes you through the basics of string and M-theories so that you can embark on a "faster than light" voyage without violating physics. Andrew Bender proposes a method of travel by using gravity waves to completely isolate volumes of spacetime from the rest of the universe.

Faster Than Light 1

Author : Brian Haberlin
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In the very near future we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity, the story of humanity's first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight! Every issue features Anomaly's free cutting edge Augmented Reality app, which makes it look like interactive holograms are coming out of the book!

Faster Than Light Vol 2

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Fly into the unknown at a speed FASTER THAN LIGHT! Politics and power-grabs get in the way of the mission as Captain Forest loses command of the Discovery. Can he be saved by his staunchly loyal crew? New secrets are revealed about both our benefactors and the oncoming storm of the Outsiders...and we meet a slew of new aliens and creatures along the way! This book features an award-nominated app that makes it look like interactive holograms are coming out of the book and provides additional DVD-like extras and games. Collects FASTER THAN LIGHT #6-10

When Can Light Go Faster Than Light

Author : Aephraim Matthew Steinberg
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Stronger Than Gravity Faster Than Light

Author : MR Arnab Karmakar
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A collective anthology of short stories involving first generation Americans juggling the nuances of American and Indian customs.

Faster Than Light

Author : Jack Dann
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Stories and articles by prominent scientific and science-fiction writers explore the possible developments leading to interstellar travel, the projected technological and human realities of such travel, and the consequences for human life

Faster Than Light

Author : C J Harvey
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Author’s Note Science history shows many theories to have been presented and initially accepted but had later been found wanting or replaced by a more enlightening theory. The earth as the centre of the universe with the sun and other planets revolving around it was widely accepted during the second century A.D. Since then science has progressed in leaps and bounds until today we talk of parallel universes, super-strings and wormholes. We have the ten dimension theory of the universe which makes possible the merger between the geometry of Einstein’s theory and that of the quantum field theory. Enormously powerful theorems in mathematics now take on physical significance. Physics and mathematics are so intricately interwoven that mathematics leads us in directions we would not normally take if we followed up physical ideas by themselves. Calculus was born from a need by Newton to solve the equations for gravity. Physics, I believe, is ultimately based on a small set of physical principles. These principles, called first principles, can usually be expressed in plain English without reference to mathematics. From the Copernican theory to Newton’s laws of motion, and even Einstein’s relativity, the basic physical first principles require just a few sentences that are largely independent of any mathematics. And remarkably, only a handful of first principles are sufficient to summarise most of modern physics. Nevertheless, mathematical equation is still the best way to prove a point. Cosmologist and mathematician Stephen Hawking has written eloquently about the need to explain to the widest possible audience the physical picture underlying all of physics: “If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientist and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answers to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason; for then we would know the mind of God.” My Seven Circle Theory has a correlation with the creation account stated in the first chapter of Genesis in the Bible. The activity that we see in nature all around us was all progressively created in six cyclic periods out of this dark matter or energy medium. Today we live in that sixth cyclic phase. Here all physical matter i.e. protons/atoms are in a progressive decay status which gives us a duration measurement factor called ‘Time’. Time only commenced with the start of this sixth phase. The next phase is the seventh cycle phase and total atom decay will have been completed with physical matter non-existent. The seventh cycle phase will be one of total inactivity. The universe will be dormant and devoid of all matter; virtually a period of rest. Perhaps the ‘Ancients’ really knew how our universe was created, and that with the passing of time their records seem distorted. The overall seven cycles principle however, has perpetuated. Today, Big Bang theorists believe that a mysterious fluid existed at 10-12 seconds from Big Bang and that in the following moments as expansion occurred and temperatures dropped, a sudden phase change occurred in this mysterious fluid reminiscent of water freezing to ice. Suddenly (they believe) all the familiar particles, protons, electrons, neutrinos, photons, quarks, etc. came into existence! ‘Faster than Light’ is a science theory of invisible Dark Matter and has its relationship with the E in Einstein’s formula E = mC2. As such throughout the text I have referred to Dark Matter as that subtle Energy-Medium from which all mass is created. It is a ‘Grand Unified Theory’ but without rigorous mathematical treatment. Birmingham 2020 C J Harvey