The Truth Why We Can't Travel Faster Than Light

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Thoughty2 (Arran) is a British MNther and gatekeeper of useless facts. Thoughty2 creates mind-blowing factual videos, on the weirdest, wackiest and most interesting topics about space, physics, tech, politics, conspiracy theories, and opinion.
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  • Ripping apart space to create short cut is weirder than move fast as speed of light

    No OneNo OneЦагийн өмнө
  • Damn your rifles fire the entire shell casing, too?

    Matthew TimmonsMatthew Timmons2 цагийн өмнө
  • Sound is not finite. It depends on the midium it travels upon

    mullin dolendomullin dolendo3 цагийн өмнө
  • Thunder and lightning would’ve made a perfect example of sound

    BNE 96BNE 966 цагийн өмнө
  • Faster than light? Good luck if humans can travel at even 1% the speed of light in the next 10,000 years. Currently the fastest man-made spacecraft(New Horizons) travels at only about 0.005% the speed of light

    free_your_mindfree_your_mind14 цагийн өмнө
  • Once there was truth why we cannot go faster than 40 mph.

    Al WiesbauerAl Wiesbauer21 цагийн өмнө
  • Logic ,can’t have an images of something that has not happened yet

    Daniel LeblancDaniel Leblanc21 цагийн өмнө
  • Mr. Lomas, If you write your own video scripts, You are funny as heck & have gained a sub. Comedy + science is rather difficult because it appeals to a specified type of audience.

    Mikiness AnalogMikiness Analog21 цагийн өмнө
  • If we handle sciencey things lets use the metric system.. please? 😁

    marcux83marcux83Өдрийн өмнө
  • The reality is our current understanding of physics is very limited it’s based on our little section of the universe, we may even find out someday there’s more elements than we believe are possible especially considering how young of a species we are we really know nothing

    Angel KMAngel KMӨдрийн өмнө
  • Can you just use SI Units in the video?

    SarielReigns777SarielReigns7772 өдрийн өмнө
  • We can if we want to. But humans like to settle for what is just there and don't consider innovation that much. We can travel faster than light.

    Secuya Eissel MarieSecuya Eissel Marie2 өдрийн өмнө
  • All Photons are the same age when they strike your eye. They are always Zero years old. A Photon is created and then destroyed in the same instant from their perspective. They are created travelling at the Speed of Light and therefore do not experience the passage of time. Their world is an instant no matter how long they travel through the Universe.

    Sean BSean B2 өдрийн өмнө
  • And also a good way to test speed and mass is throw a punch...the faster the punch generally it creates a bigger mass impact.

    D ArmyD Army2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I thought the voyagers would of been one of the fastest, being the most far out and traveling at gathering speed the longest 🤔

    D ArmyD Army2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who can't? Watch can't watch me! 😅

    D ArmyD Army2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’m wrong or we don’t know exactly speed of light? Because there is speed limit in our universe! If there speed limit exist may be light speed is more than what we measure now?

    sadettin gezersadettin gezer2 өдрийн өмнө
  • My versa won’t go past 65mph

    ragelragel3 өдрийн өмнө
  • People said we can't fly on sky n yet we have airplane 🛬 people said we can't go on moon n yet we have achieved that then keep some hope and it we will be achieved

    AA3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder if this also means that if something that was created travelling faster than the speed of light it could never slow down to get to the speed of light from the other direction.

    Brian FretwellBrian Fretwell4 өдрийн өмнө
  • stop spreading misinformation, german atuoban has a speedlimit, and every idiot entering germany from Salzburg honks at me because i follow said speedlimit

    Anton KonradAnton Konrad4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Truth

    UnknownEntityUnknownEntity4 өдрийн өмнө
  • i like his voice. its chill

    RPG MafiaRPG Mafia4 өдрийн өмнө
  • U forgot to mention that nothing can move ftl within the universe. The universe itself however has no such obligation and so the universe itself can expand with a ftl speed

    R MR M4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The speed of light is surely governed by the speed of time? We measure massive distances in time, time and space are so closely linked that they must be the same thing? Travelling with old fashioned fossil fuels is never going to get close with physical travel. Anti-gravity technology would be the only way to skip the distances involved in interstellar travel.

    Prana PhoenixPrana Phoenix5 өдрийн өмнө
  • It was only 1% of my brain, it still hurts though.

    eric kestnereric kestner5 өдрийн өмнө
  • if u was in space exploring and found a worm hole would u go through it ? risk it for the biscuit or na ?

    Fijiwater FreshhFijiwater Freshh5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Cutting this video down to 10-12mins would make it a more enjoyable and time efficient video.

    HKSHKS5 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you were to travel faster then the speed of light, you would see the old light behind you, and then you will be the new speed of light, time will stop , you wont see the front only the back...

    Frankie changesFrankie changes5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who cares the world is coming to an end in five days there's for shopping days left.

    Alfred LongAlfred Long5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Black holes absorb light right? One light is taken in is it slowed or faster or same? And if it faster could we technically say use a ship and catapult it just right to go faster?

    Fall3nD3ath StarFall3nD3ath Star6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Frankie Muniz picked up a weird accent.

    JoshJosh6 өдрийн өмнө
  • which microphone you are using please tell us?

    Shan Iqbal AdviserShan Iqbal Adviser6 өдрийн өмнө
  • In the mid 1800s, men of science (& dogma), declared unequivocally that a human being could never travel thru the air at 60 MPH without all the air being sucked out of the lungs, hence you would die. Keep that in mind when one says, "NEVER".

    Ricardo EllisonRicardo Ellison6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks so much

    John AugsburgerJohn Augsburger6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Faster than light travel is achievable....Through quantum computing we have achieved whats called a quantum cubit......a regular computing cubit has the value of 1 or 0....well the quantum cubit has the value of 1 and 0 at the same time. Chineese quantum scientists have measured a quantum cubit to be four measures faster than light at 3 trillion miles a second....the trick is that quantum cubits can make instantaneous exchange of information . It has been observed that cubits dont appear till youre not looking at it and when you arent it has the ability to be anywhere at the same time. Theoretically if a person could be made of quantum cubits theymaybe could possible attain ftl speeds

    Haahn BalghanHaahn Balghan7 өдрийн өмнө
  • We're still a primitive species and i think its naive of us to say faster than light speed is impossible . We just haven't worked out how to do it yet . It wasn't to far back in history that we thought travelling faster than the speed of sound was impossible and before that when trains were invented people thought you would suffocate if you went to fast . In 1903 the Wright brothers made the first successful flight , in 1969 we put a man on the moon . Thats big technological jump in 66 years so who knows what will be possible in a thousand or ten thousand years from now . That's if mankind don't destroy itself before then .

    the binnersthe binners7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Well shit there goes the FTL drive I was building

    Huan hound of the vailinorHuan hound of the vailinor7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Or... Some people believe that we are living in a simulated really like the matrix movies. Elon said that there is a 1 in a billion chance that we aren't. So, for the sake of the argument, if this is true, maybe, the speed of light is the speed of the hardware that our simulated word is running on. No matter how hard we try to go faster, the "matrix" can't generate it faster. Maybe that's the proof that the matrix has us.............

    Johnny IonicaJohnny Ionica8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wheres does something so small get the energy to go that fast instantly?

    Joe SalJoe Sal8 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's amazing how adding "the truth about" to a title still attracts millions of morons. Just like red circles and arrows in the thumbnail.

    Al ShAl Sh9 өдрийн өмнө
  • So to attain lights peed all we have to do is convince the laws of nature that we have no mass. Ie convince nature that our ship is a photon.

    The Silent_GamerThe Silent_Gamer9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Funny fact many galaxies in our observable universe are moving away from us faster than speed of light.👍

    Aniket PariharAniket Parihar10 өдрийн өмнө
  • We only know the speed of light back and forth, we can’t calculate it in one direction.

    Gabriel DesmaraisGabriel Desmarais10 өдрийн өмнө
  • If we were moving at the speed of light, we would reach our destination instantly. At that speed, time would almost stop for an object moving at that speed. Time does not flow for a photon

    Zeljko TrisicZeljko Trisic10 өдрийн өмнө
  • say we have a perfect flashlight, no heat, no nothing, just light, and we had infinite power somehow, if we turn it on, wont it keep accelerate until the speed of light? in perfect space, of course or atleast, very close to the speed of light

    ImpaledBerryImpaledBerry10 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's not your fault, you are just another parrot, you can say the words and develop preconceived notions, yet not truly understand how to fit the pieces of the puzzle together because you refuse to see the biggest picture.

    jacob stevensjacob stevens10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Less evolved mammals, think of speed in regards to propulsion or something pushing us through energy enriched space. Start thinking in terms of being dragged through it by something with so much more mass, just like how the planets in our solar system are dragged through space by the suns superb levels of energy.

    jacob stevensjacob stevens10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. ... When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this "photoelectric" effect by proposing that light - thought to only be a wave - is also a stream of particles.

    jacob stevensjacob stevens10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Light travels at almost 300,000,000 meters per second (to be exact: 299,792,458 meters per second) in a vacuum.

    jacob stevensjacob stevens10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Technically we can if we can create a vortex of light energy particles stretching from one planet to another. All you would have to do is speed the particle vibration up to match the speed of light then the mass of the vortex would continue to increase as you move further and further through it. the vortex.

    jacob stevensjacob stevens10 өдрийн өмнө
  • drag be damned! never remove that sweet 'stache!!!!

    TheSuperkoozTheSuperkooz11 өдрийн өмнө
  • If I and my friend are in separate spacecraft far out in space, how fast are we going? Are we at rest or moving at some velocity? How can we tell? Suppose, for example, we decide we are at rest, and I decide to accelerate away from my friend. Is this possible? If there were observers watching this, what would they say? What if the observers were on the spaceship with my friend? What if they were on a third spacecraft?

    David GrayDavid Gray11 өдрийн өмнө
  • 11:47 ...first time I ever hear this guy cuss

    Unk NownUnk Nown11 өдрийн өмнө
  • We need the speed of light in SI unit 🤪

    MUSIC LIFEMUSIC LIFE11 өдрийн өмнө
  • How can we be sure we can't bend time as in worm holes. When science itself says we started from a big bang. We definitely don't know that at all. Were just here.n

    Matthew BaxterMatthew Baxter12 өдрийн өмнө
  • So we are all moving the speed of light and time is moving the speed of light so if you go faster then time you will travel back in time, basically we think we need to speeding up time when really what we need to do is slow down time the more you slow down time the faster the time and light speed is but if you speed up which is really slowing down you will go back in time and light and time will stop or reverse

    matty brownmatty brown12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you so much for this video 👍🏻👌🏻✌🏻

    Aby mohananAby mohanan13 өдрийн өмнө
  • We most certainly will travel faster than light some day, given enough scientific research in that area. After all, it was once said that mankind would never be able to fly, and that it was impossible to build a boat that would travel underwater. The bottom line.......THERE ARE TOO MANY NAYSAYERS IN OUR SOCIETY!!!!!!!

    Marc SmithMarc Smith13 өдрийн өмнө
  • We should be the light to travel the speed of light

    arthur cristearthur criste13 өдрийн өмнө
  • The expansion of the universe travels faster than the speed of light.

    jude munalemjude munalem13 өдрийн өмнө
  • It is quite possible that light speed travel will never be a possibility, lots of people think this is something that is inevitable and we will someday be able to do what they do in Star Trek and Star Wars and all of the other sci fi themed shows and movies. I do not think this is the case, there is a strong possibility that we will go extinct long before we solve this problem, if it is even possible, all of the theories about light speed travel are and will remain theories until proven or dis proven.

    Prophet of the SingularityProphet of the Singularity14 өдрийн өмнө
  • yep and its the same reason we couldn't travel faster than 24mph, because it wasn't possible (it was thought that faster than 24mph and we would suffocate) however it suddenly became possible when we found out how to do it :) speed of light ? it's just a matter of time

    martin altriamartin altria15 өдрийн өмнө
  • False, you can fly faster then light. Ionic synapse of lightening is faster then light, second is seen light, third thunder. The Stark, reactor, pre big bang is faster then light. Do your magnetics, attract, repel, waves, all knowns, it moves faster then light.

    Neal HudginsNeal Hudgins15 өдрийн өмнө
    • ?

      Bob AirhartBob Airhart14 өдрийн өмнө
  • We are living in a universe who expand faster than light and by that we are already traveling faster than this light.

    FrasierFrasier15 өдрийн өмнө
  • flash lied to us 😪😔🤣🤣🤣

    Mr jeffMr jeff15 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's funny how the animation of a flying bullet (7:37) includes the case. That's not a bullet, that is a whole cartridge

    entitydotexeentitydotexe15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Scientists: Nobody can go faster than the speed of light Civic owners at 2am: Hold my beer

    GloriousKingGloriousKing16 өдрийн өмнө
  • 10:10 wrong faster you move your kinetic mass decreases

    MANAS GAMER 3MANAS GAMER 316 өдрийн өмнө
    • ?

      Bob AirhartBob Airhart14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Will you please just change your name to 42 so my captions are correct?

    Jameson CoffeeJameson Coffee16 өдрийн өмнө
  • tldr: you can’t travel faster than the speed of light (unless you have a portal) because einstein says fuck you

    adynadyn16 өдрийн өмнө
  • There is one more thing that can move faster than the speed of light - space itself. Physicist have proven that the Universe is expanding at the speed faster than light. That is why in a couple of billions of years a person (or something) standing on a planet inside our galaxy won't be able to see any other galaxy that has moved away so far that the speed of light can't catch it. Some future cosmologist won't be able to come to many discoveries we have made cause he won't be able to see anything..

    Mark BrisecMark Brisec17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sure, light beats sound many many times. That's why someone looks brighter and you hear him/her speaking.

    CosmopolitanCosmopolitan17 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really hoped that he'd finished this video with the phrase "Abracadabra"!!

    Kinshuk SinghaniaKinshuk Singhania17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Really really weird

    Bhabatosh DasBhabatosh Das17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh! He seems like such a well mannered and a gentle person. Thanks for the video. 😊☺☺

    Happy gooddHappy goodd17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Clickbait!

    Arjan CotaArjan Cota17 өдрийн өмнө
  • If we cant achieve FTL speeds, then we wont be able to build time machines that can travel faster than light and take us to the Future?

    Mavy HeadsMavy Heads18 өдрийн өмнө
    • Standing still gets you to the future and time machines are not possible so just why is it hard for people to understand that light is the fastest it gets.

      Bob AirhartBob Airhart14 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you think only of yourself, you can travel faster than light. This because speed during a trip is the distance you traveled divided by the time it took. We assume that these are asolutes, but acually neither is an absolute. If we could somehow get a spaceship moving at over 80%of C, 2 things would happen. 1] Time would slow down, and 2] the distance between an 2 'fixed' points would shrink. So, if we measure the distance to a distannt star while at'rest' on earth and the time it took on the spaceship going there, and calculate the speed. We would calculate that we were 'going' faster than light. This is said by scientists to be an "improper calculation", but it *is* the one that you on the spaceship *will experience*. You traveled the 4.5 light-years in just (say) 2 years of ship time. . . . An anology is there is a world's record for speed walking, but if we got a fast speed walker to speed walk down a moving sidewalk in an airport, she would be moving faster than the world's speed walking record.

    Steve FittSteve Fitt18 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder why the Jedi never thought of that

    MY NEW EMPIREMY NEW EMPIRE18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for making such a brilliant contribution

    TheNormalOneTheNormalOne18 өдрийн өмнө
  • oh so my dad is moving in a speed of light?

    Danny BoiDanny Boi18 өдрийн өмнө
  • We don't have the ability to begin to approach the speed of light. Ergo, quantum physics. Now we don't have to travel close to the speed of light. We can be at two places at the same time.

    Jack L. Hathcoat Jr.Jack L. Hathcoat Jr.18 өдрийн өмнө
  • ...and Tachyon ´s? which slowest speed is speed of light?

    Patrick Adam FlahautPatrick Adam Flahaut18 өдрийн өмнө
  • if you where to travel faster than the speed of light you might travel through time right

    Asfaw MekonnenAsfaw Mekonnen18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Stop lying to me in my face. The speed of light can't be broken because it doesn't exist. Light is fake, we're living in a simulation.

    TheApanaTheApana18 өдрийн өмнө
  • I can surpass the speed of light in my imagination.

    Antoine MaximaAntoine Maxima18 өдрийн өмнө
    • Same.

      Bob AirhartBob Airhart14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Warp drive seeing the title: how bout no

    The Mister DarknightThe Mister Darknight19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please do all of humanity a favour, and please please please never refer to the Higgs Boson at the "god particle" it has nothing to do with any deity, even metaphorically. Scientists the world over will be overjoyed when they can go to parties and not have someone ask about the "god particle". Explaining what the Higgs does however, might still be a bit difficult after a couple cocktails.

    techmtechm19 өдрийн өмнө
  • As all people know light,speed and time looks like f**king mess in astronomy ! 😂

    GOOD FARMERGOOD FARMER19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Since electrons are also without mass, why can't we accelerate them to C? BTW: C = Celerity

    Avro ArrowAvro Arrow19 өдрийн өмнө
  • New Subscriber. I love your videos

    Away LpAway Lp19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is hard to see a scientific video on the imperial system

    KuroAzraelKuroAzrael20 өдрийн өмнө
    • Same

      GOOD FARMERGOOD FARMER19 өдрийн өмнө
  • were looking the wrong way, why travel fast when u can teleport?

    Nuno CampeãNuno Campeã20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I feel like if you travel faster than light, you see things that happened in the past as the previous photons of light would strike you at that moment. but beyond that i don't even know what will happen, is ur molecular structure and matter related to speed of light, will you grow young, i you go infinitely slow, will you go into future?

    Rajeev KunapareddyRajeev Kunapareddy20 өдрийн өмнө
  • This guy probably has never read to the comics to know that it one of superman's issue had superman to travel from another galaxy to earth in 10 minutes( which is thousand of times the speed of light (and yes he was out of the local group )

    WizzyWizzy20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Was light the first "thing" to come out of/from the big bang?

    Jessica LeshJessica Lesh20 өдрийн өмнө
  • What if you somehow used the photons of light to power a rocket then wouldn’t it go the speed of light

    シDudLeeシDudLee20 өдрийн өмнө
  • if time slows down as you get closer to C, would that mean that a single photon would be observed as a beam from source to destination?

    Stewart AyersStewart Ayers21 өдрийн өмнө
  • It is not possible to have a speed faster than light because it would mean we would have to draw the square root of a negative number in the Lorenz transformations!

    GeoCoppensGeoCoppens21 өдрийн өмнө