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In the future, will we really not be able to see enough to gather any data?

First, this theory is amazing and I buy it. However, I have a question on the part on how universes in the future will be travelling faster than the speed of light, which is the fastest speed, to a point that we won't be able to collect any data. Well, if the speed of light is the fastest speed that anything can travel at, will the universes really accelerate to a point that their velocity is faster than the speed of light? If they will eventually reach a velocity faster than the speed of light, doesn't that mean that the speed of light is not the fastest speed anything can travel at? Thus, wouldn't we be able to develop to a point so that we can travel fast enough to travel to other universes and actually collect data rather than trying to collect data through light?

  • Mar 2 2013: The speed of light is limited with space. Space itself can do what ever it wants and is not limited by relativity.
    Space is currently expanding and the expanding is accelerating. In the far future (a trillion or so years), space will be expanding away from us at speeds in excess of the speed of light.
    They will, one day, just fade away.
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    Gail .

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    Mar 2 2013: I'm not sure that I follow you. The expansion of the universe is increasing in speed. Light at the outer reaches of the observable universe is traveling faster than light at the inner reaches. So the speed of light is not a constant. (A surprising and somewhat recent discovery that does not invalidate relativity once Bell's Inequality is understood)

    to travel to another distant place in space would require a new way to manipulate time - that we already know is very different from the meanings/understandings that we have been ascribing to it. That's why some scientists talk of "worm holes" and others of machines that manipulate speed by manipulating time itself.

    Time is not one-dimensional. This is proven fact. There is much to learn, and we humans are in grade school.
  • Mar 2 2013: We?
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    Mar 2 2013: Make sure also to pose your question on a site with lots of real physicists! The American Physical Society is great, for example.