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If we could ride on a beam of light.

Question asked by Mitsuru Yamada on Sep 2, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2014 by Mitsuru Yamada

I am now reading a John Gribbin's book "Schroedinger's Kittens."

In that book, there is an interesting section.  The light runs through the space by the speed c.  The author argues that if we ride on the beam of light, then our time will stand still.  That is, the time which we usually regard as flowing will stop.  If he is right, then we who are riding on the beam of light will lose all of sense, all of sight of eye, sense of all of sound, and entire consciousness, because, as you know, since the time variable stands still in our body, all of our biochemical and physiological process will stop physically completely.  So, if we were to ride on a beam of light, then we surely lose our mind, and we cannot even notice that we are being carried by the light speed c.

About 40 years ago when I was a student, no teacher or no book introduced such a kind of imagination to us.  Do you think that the time will really stand still if we were to ride on a beam of light?


Thank you for reading