[FOM] why should we, in computer science, be excited about the possibility of speeds exceeding speed of light

Richard Heck rgheck at brown.edu
Thu Nov 24 18:38:34 EST 2011

On 11/22/2011 08:43 PM, Kreinovich, Vladik wrote:
> Sorry for not explaining these details. Here is a brief description of why motions faster than speed of light lead to potential time travel. For details see Thorne's book that I mentioned in my original email. Thorne is one of the world leading astrophysicist and a good writer. 
The popular view of this I've often heard is: What's impossible is to
CROSS the barrier of the speed of light. There can be things slower;
there can be things faster. But nothing slower can become faster.
Perhaps you can tell me (us) to what extent this conforms to current theory.


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