Science tells us that the speed of light is a fixed constant: 299 792 458 metres per second or 670 616 629 miles per hour. That's pretty fast. In fact it is the ultimate fast. It is what science considers the speed limit of the universe. Anything which goes beyond this speed would undergo strange transformations, so strange that they cannot physically happen, therefore nothing can exceed this speed limit due to the bizarre effects that it will have on matter.
It will gain infinite mass, which doesn't make sense of course, because infinity does not and cannot actually exist in this universe. As the object gains velocity and accelerates closer to the speed of light, it will reach a point of greater and greater contraction of mass and its length. The theory of reaching infinite mass is based on the idea that a mass which is accelerating and closing in on the speed of light, will be repeatedly travelling faster than in the previous second and so as a result it will actually catch up with itself. The speed of light is the speed at which reality as we know it 'happens'.
The world around us buzzes into our eyes at the speed of light. If somehow we could stop the speed of light suddenly we would effectively freeze the universe. Nothing would move, everything would be eternally frozen, even the light in your retina which had then entered your brain would have stopped, giving you an eternal picture of a frozen universe.
But now imagine the speed of light slowly increased, to 5 miles per hour, then 1500, then 200,000 life would return to the frozen universe but only just, all of the electro-chemical light based energy in the human body which powers the muscles and the brain would run on much lower power, but it wouldn't matter so much, since the speed of light has changed, so have all the other forces in the universe so gravity itself and the strength needed to perambulate on earth would be so much less.
Imagine a rocket which could move at the speed of light. As it got faster and faster it would meet its own light image from a few seconds ago, and this light image would contain all the information and matter inherent in the rocket, all tied into the extremely high energy contained within a rocket travelling at such incredibly highly energetic speeds. In a sense the 'mass' of the rocket as we understand it, has become pure energy, what quantum physicists call 'potential'.
So as a result the infinitely divisible superimposition of potential energy states of the rocket will all be stacked up closer and closer to each other until the speed of light is ultimately reached at which velocity the rocket literally stops moving with respect to any other object in the universe, ironically at the speed of light it reaches an ultimate state of stillness. Movement after all is only a change in position relative to something else. Once one has somehow 'caught up' with the speed of the universe itself, then there is nothing to move in reference to you. Everything is moving at the same speed as you, therefore you are not moving at all. Like being on a moving train except that the train itself is the whole universe and there is nothing outside.
This would mean the rocket will have caught up with all the past energy potential images of itself and therefore its mass and reality will become infinite. And it's at that point of course that it ceases to exist, at least for those not on the rocket. An object reaching the speed of light will disappear completely in accord with Lorentz's principles since it's apparent length will have contracted so much because it is travelling so fast it is continually catching up with it's own reality and entering a state of time dilation, and since it is traveling faster and faster in less and less time, then in effect, it is slowly loses reality for the observer since less and less of it is actually captured in time in order to be fully observed. Until eventually it reaches the speed of light, the clock stops totally and poof! The rocket has gone.
But where has it gone? We have established that mass would be infinite if it existed in the universe and would cause all sorts of problems, including an infinite black-hole which would instantly destroy the whole universe, but it no longer exists in this universe so it's not a problem. Instead of mass the rocket now has infinite potential, and since the term 'potential' is a quantum measurement, then it exists within 4 dimensional quantum rules and can just as easily not exist as exist. The theory of quantum 'non-locality' as postulated in the De Broglie-Bohm theory leads to the view expounded by Bohm in his book Wholeness and the Implicate Order, of an: "unbroken wholeness of the entire universe".
This 'unbroken wholeness of the entire universe' would be an apt description for the 4d hypersphere which is the true energetic universe. This is where all the forces which manifest in 3d as apparently separate phenomena, are all unified in 4d but hold different relative positions which gives us the impression of their separation in our world.
The theory of quantum Non-Locality actually relegates our known universe of masses, forces and things moving around relative to each other, as 'local realism' and leads to the spiritually pleasing suggestion that there is another 'realism' in fact an ultmate 'realism' as opposed to mere 'local' phenomena.
This ultimate realism I would define as 4d, where all the forces, the mass and the information about the particle or rocket, all enters a non localised, non measurable state of unknown potential. So that's it. We can't measure it anymore so it's gone! But if for a second it dropped its speed for below the speed of light for second (even though it isn't moving) then it would instantly reappear in our universe and immediately we could greedily take all the measurements we wanted, until it ups its speed and is gone again, which would leave someone like Newton with his classical mechanics, scratching his head.
The fastest thing in Newton's world was probably a falling apple and rockets and the speed of light, might have surprised him. But probably not too much as I suspect that were Newton to be suddenly appear on Earth and be briefly inculcated to the modern discoveries in quantum physics he would no doubt be fascinated and after a couple of days study and calculation would no doubt be fully ready to enter the new-world of Quantum Mechanics and set to work. In 1704, Isaac Newton, aged 62, wrote the following lines in conclusion of his work Opticks, asking questions to the future:
"Do not Bodies act upon Light at a distance, and by their action bend its Rays, and is not this action strongest at the least distance?"
Not only did Newton appear to suspect that light itself could behave in relativistic ways but also I think the following extract from Opticks shows me that he too had a suspicion himself about the existence of the fourth dimension and I even believe he is elucidating the principles of Quantum Physics, 200 years early:
"The Organs of Sense are not for enabling the Soul to perceive the Species of Things in its Sensorium, but only for conveying them thither; and God has no need of such Organs, he being every where present to the Things themselves. And since Space is divisible in infinitum, and Matter is not necessarily in all places, it may be also allow'd that God is able to create Particles of Matter of several Sizes and Figures, and in several Proportions to Space, and perhaps of different Densities and Forces, and thereby to vary the Laws of Nature, and make Worlds of several sorts in several Parts of the Universe. At least, I see nothing of Contradiction in all this."
To vary the laws of nature and matter of different densities and forces, seems to describe pretty much what happens in the quantum realm. What we must understand of course, is that the quantum realm isn't merely a subatomic playground where odd sorts of things happen, and objects apparently appear and disappear at will, or seem to occupy several locations at once and cannot be accurately measured because they have no defined locality, but that this whole universe in the macro is built upon this foundation of quantum principles, therefore it too must follow quantum principles. And so it does. We find it manifested in what we call 'coincidences', where reality and events seem strangely woven together in a statistically improbable synchronicity. Also hypnotism, hallucinations, schizophrenia, paranormal activity, are all features of 4d reality, or the quantum realm, exposing itself to fleeting and unsteady observation in the local realism.
I think we're naturally wired that way to be able to use 4d firmware, except education, fake religion and the scientific establishment have been trying to block this access for the sake of building their own power and authority.
Basically science has a monopoly on the perception of what is real and this gives them huge power and resources. If science were to entertain spiritual and metaphysical ideas for a second then they would risk losing their monopoly to people who know more about these things than scientists. Obviously they're not going to risk that so they stand as one voice to oppose all such ideas.
Science rounds-off reality. Approximating what is real to a broadly accepted consensual standard which is just enough to be able to manipulate the physical and electrical world, but not precise enough to understand what is really behind all phenomena. For instance conventional science tells us a vacuum is empty, and had struggled for a long time to understand how light waves can propagate without a medium since the accepted idea is that a wave needs a medium to propagate in, indeed the wave and the medium are inseparable. For instance a wave in the sea. Where is the energy and where is the medium? They are one and the same.
And so scientists thought it must be with light but due to their being unable to find anything in the vacuum that might propagate the light wave and the theory of aether being discredited by the scientific establishment as too close to what they consider the perceived ‘quackery’ of something left over from days of mediaeval alchemy.
But it seems the aether theory is making a resurgence, except now the aether is actually composed of pairs of matter-antimatter particles which are continually appearing within the vacuum and disappearing just as soon as they arrive in a mutual elimination. This approach to theoretical particle physics has become known as Superfluid Vacuum theory, which is a Bose-Einstein condensate, a form of matter which exists at extreme conditions of temperature and pressure.
Marcel Urban from the University of Paris-Sud has developed a mechanism where the speed of light is dependent on the qualities of the vacuum and the energy levels and forces at play. His two concepts: permeability and permittivity of the vacuum play a role in defining the speed of light and this makes intuitive sense if we consider that the speed of light within a medium will change depending on the refractive index of that medium.
The speed of light within the medium is given by V = C/N where C is the speed of light in a vacuum and N is the refractive index of the medium. A vacuum is given the refractive index of 1. Being the basis upon which the speed of light C is defined. Water has a refractive index of 1.33, so dividing the speed of light by this number will give a smaller velocity than dividing by 1, obviously. Light travels more slowly in water than in air or a vacuum. The dense crystalline structure of diamond has a refractive index of 2.42 while lead comes in at 2.6. There are no units used in the refractive index, since it is a ratio.
There is a correlation between refractive index and the density of the material, but this rule is not absolute since the structure of the medium and the nature of the molecular lattices will affect the way the photons pass through the medium.
So this variability in the speed of light in a medium and new researches into the nature of the vacuum indicate that light, like any wave, DOES indeed need a medium to travel in, and the nature of the medium has an entangling effect on the light itself.
This fundamental notion leads us to ponder the question that if a 'true' vacuum were able to be created, would light no longer be able to move across the universe? And also if a vacuum isn't even a 'thing' or a recognisible, quantifiable and removable medium, then what is it? Is it the background canvas on which all the light and energy of the universe is painted onto? Could it be something connected to the hunt for 'dark energy' which presently eludes quantification by modern theoretical physicists?
For four hundred thousand years after the big bang there was a period of darkness when the universe was so hot (active) that everything that now exists within the universe was all stripped down to fundamental electrical charges, positive nuclei and negative electrons. This hot electromagnetic lattice was so locked in charge symmetry that light was locked within the lattice. After this period the universe slowed, probably through entropic radiating interaction with the darkness. And the energy reduced allowing the charged lattice to break up and start to coalesce into matter and atoms and light to move freely and expand its EM field through the cosmos. Though at this point there were no stars radiating photons and energy directly into the universe, the light existed as an EM Quantum Field, filling the universe but without any observer existing in 3d at that point, so all the light was an invisible field of potential, and there was still a long period of darkness.
A so called Dark-Ages of the Universe which lasted for 100 million years. So for 100 thousand years the universe had no lower dimensions. There were no 1d, 2d or 3d objects, and there was no life existing within those dimensions. So of course they didn't exist. They hadn't been constructed yet. So the universe was in fact, from the period of its birth to 100 million years, two 4d realms locked in an energetic relationship. The 4d hypersphere and the 4d void. At this point the universe had not the matter to tie together into any lower dimensional realities.