Suppose that I can walk/run/travel (not sure if this matters) faster than the speed of light. What would I experience?
I know speed of light is a constant and cannot be reached. If someone were to get close to it, things would start to get weird. For example, frequency of light would shift, thus colors would shift. That would be fun to experience.
What happens once you go faster than the speed of light? I had a thought. If you go faster than
c, you go blind. Well, what I mean is we normally see the light that is reflected (or emitted) from objects. If we were to go faster than
c, light wouldn't have enough time to get to us, so that we can see our environment. Light (photons) would freeze. And if I stay still at that speed, I wouldn't be able to observe around me. In order to see, I would need to be keep moving. Instead of photons coming to me for me to see, I would have to move and go to them.
Does this make sense?
Edit: I don't see how this is related to Effects of FTL travel on time. I'm not asking about time. Assuming I can move faster than
c, I shouldn't be able to see (in a still position.) In order to see, I'd have to be keep moving, so that my eyes can pick up the photons. Because of my speed, photons wouldn't be moving for me.
Edit: Okay. So, maybe I should have been more specific. I'm asking about a hypothetical situation. Not a real one. So ignore the possible scenarios, that I'd decay, die, it's not possible, I can't go FTL, etc. Just entertain the idea. Let's go step by step.
- I'm accelerating towards
c. Time starts to slow down. Light spectrum shifts. Colors change.
- I'm at the
c. Time stops. Everything stops, except for light itself. We are moving at the same speed. (I might or might not be able to see around me at this step)
- I'm faster than
cmultiple or many times. At that speed, light also should stop from my perspective just as everything else stopped when I was at
c. At this step I shouldn't be able to see, or have to be keep moving in order to see because my speed is much much greater than
c. I can't wait for photons to arrive. I (my eyes) need to go and detect them.