Ok I was thinking (with no mathematical or scientific background besides pop cultural articles on low-grade newspaper websites, so don’t get your theoretical hopes up too much) about faster-than-light travel.
I think it would be a great idea to open a “tours of a past” agency where you could visit past cultures, like watching Narma unite Egypt, Cicero orate against that devil’s dog Cataline, see Augustus rout Antony, and so on.
Problem is (according to posts on here) it violates Einsteinian physics for matter to get to the speed of light (or at least to exceed it, which would be necessary to go back into the past).
Ok, so I give up: What about becoming pure energy? Like in that star trek episode where the Klingons and Federation are on a neutral planet and threaten those stoic-philosopher looking older men who smile all the time, and it turns out they are pure energy and beyond even federation technology.
Could this be done without violating the known laws of physics?
Supposing it could be done [for a theoretical discussion, even if it doesn’t jibe yet with current physics], and it would keep our personalities intact (I’m not talking about flying into the sun and calling that turning into energy), and there we are as pure energy. Could we then surf on light waves until we went to the future or past in anyplace in the universe (or say to watch the debates at Barebone’s parliament)? Could we interact with the physical mortals?
Cmon Space cadets! Help a brother-light-beam out here.