Part 5. The New Speed of Light
The absence of mathematical formulas to this point is intentional. I do not believe itís use here is necessary when simple logic is involved but necessary when calculating numerical answers.
With that said I introduce the one formula in this theory intended to calculate numbers only, it is the formula for the new speed of light.
It is simply:
The speed of light = ( 300,000 divided by the velocity of time ) kilometers per second
c = (300,000/vt) kps
The velocity of time (vt) is defined as how fast time is moving in relationship to time in our space/time which is One (1).
The speed of light in our space/time is approximately 300,000 kilometers per second and is expressed by:
c = (300,000/1)kps = 300,000kps
However there are many other space/times possible, in fact an infinite variety according to this theory.
Let us look at one, the space/time of an accelerated nuMeson, an atomic particle of matter which lives 20 times longer when it approaches the speed of light.
Scientists believe it is not that they live 20 times longer but that time has slowed to 1/20th of ours for the nuMeson.
Then a nuMeson (or a space ship) travelling just below the speed of light using this formula is moving not just under 300,000 kilometers per second but rather just under 6,000,000 kilometers per second expressed as:
c = (300,000/.05)kps = 6,000,000 kps
Is there a paradox at work here? Yes and no.
Watching an accelerated nuMeson we clock it just below our speed of light, though in itís space/time it would be clocked 20 times faster.
There is no paradox in this regarding the conflicting speeds. As an example there are two light beams leaving Point A simultaneously but travelling in separate space/times. They arrive at Point B simultaneously though more time has passed in oneís journey. We can then surmise that light travelling through space is unaffected by the varying speeds of time, and in that sense exists outside of time. There is no paradox.
Where the paradox exists is with the conflicting aging of matter which exists inside two different space/times in regard to the same journey, that of the nuMeson and that of itís observers.
Albert Einstein built a jailhouse for mankind. Let us tear it down and begin exploration of the stars with a human crew in this century. Not with exotic spacewarp drives, inter-dimensional jumps, etc., but rather with a plodding, incremental, virtually inexhaustibly fueled propulsion system yet to be developed that humans can be trained to endure.
It will not take us forever to get to the center of the Milky Way as Einstein would have us believe. It should take no more than two and a half years at 5 gís acceleration and time slowing (rough estimate) to get to Alpha Centauri, the first stop. Upon arrival at itís vicinity Earth and itís inhabitants will have aged only twenty years or so when the first live pictures go out, then on to the center of the Milky Way as time runs slower and slower and slower...maybe only five or ten years more to go.
Something to look forward to.