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Speed of light is the maximum speed. I propose that the disturbances that occur on the String can be faster than speed of light.

There are certain phenomenons in physics which can not be explained because of the restrictions imposed by Einstein reg speed of light.If disturbances can be a force that can travel through the string faster than the speed of light then we can explain quantum superposition?Why we are all connected to each other and the Universe in some strange way. Why our thoughts travel faster than speed of light.Can some one come with a mathematical equation?

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    May 6 2013: Einstein allowed for c+ velocities. He denied the possibility of accelerating up to c and then exceeding it. If something was created at c+ velocity it is ok. There is also Cherenkov Radiation which is c+. You are suggesting a third exception?
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    May 6 2013: Dear Majaffar,

    I think you are asking a valid question with a confusing metaphor. I am having difficulty perceiving what exactly you mean by ‘disturbances’ , ‘string’ or a ‘force’ in your question. If you are meaning a superluminal speed of communication of an information in the ambit of ‘local realism’ and referring quantum entangled particles violating Bell’s inequality, I think we are seeing the end of ‘local realism’ that made Einstein dab such superluminal speed as ‘spooky action at a distance.

    Without sounding too technical, I would advice you to check the experimental work of Prof. Anton Zeilinger at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Vienna. Journal reference is as below:
    Marissa Giustina, Alexandra Mech, Sven Ramelow, Bernhard Wittmann, Johannes Kofler, Jörn Beyer, Adriana Lita, Brice Calkins, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Rupert Ursin, Anton Zeilinger. Bell violation using entangled photons without the fair-sampling assumption. Nature, 2013; DOI: 10.1038/nature12012.

    There are three ‘locality loopholes’ that need to be closed before this spooky action at a distance becomes an established scientific fact (not that many physicists actually disbelieve it) namely: “locality”, "freedom-of-choice" and "fair-sampling”. The above work has closed all three loopholes but using different experiments. Ideally, one will need all these loopholes to be closed in a single experiment. I think it is now a matter of time before experimental physicists achieve that feat.

    “If successfully performed, one needs to accept at least one of the following radical views: there is a hidden faster-than-light communication in nature or we indeed live in a world in which physical properties do not always exist independent of observation,” to quote Science Daily.

    I will welcome any question that you may be having on this and hope other TEDsters will help you too.

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    May 6 2013: So I guess there are 3 questions posed here. The first: I do not think anything has been proven to have broken the restriction imposed by the speed of light. The first assumption you make is that disturbances traveling through the string is actually a force. Also, just because we can tweak certain things to "explain quantum superposition," doesn't make your proposal true. The second: our thoughts actually travel as fast as the action potential in our brains travel. Our thoughts don't physically teleport to another place. It's just an signal sent from one portion of the brain to the other, accessing sort of a "picture" of the object that is stored. There really isn't a mathematical equation you can come up with besides some sort of constant for the speed of the action potential along the lines of y=random speed. Hope this helps.
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    Jun 5 2013: It's known that a wave front can move faster than the speed of light, but this does not violate the laws of relativistic physics. The speed restriction of special relativity applies only to a body with mass, which converts to energy at the ultimate speed C. (Energy is mass moving fast, mass is energy moving slow.)
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    May 8 2013: Leonard Susskind gets most of the credit for string theory as we know it today. My guess is that he will be up for a Nobel Prize someday soon. Try this website:

    I've just gotten started. In fact, I need to get serious about getting my learning going. But if you want answers about Relativity and Quantum Physics, you cannot find a better place to learn than this.