Greetings to all who come across these words,
I have finished the first draft of my third novel “i factor”
The idea for this book arose from my attempt to visualize what the relativity equation predicts occurs to time, space and density of objects moving at super luminal speeds.
It is commonly understood that as an object, such as a star ship, approaches the speed of light, its length shrinks, its mass increases and time on the object, or vessel, slows down. At light speed the object reaches 0 width, infinite density and time for the object stops. It is therefore impossible to go any faster as it would require an object that is trapped in time to burn an infinite amount of fuel to go any faster.
That is the easy to understand part, if we ignore the light speed barrier and assume an object, or star ship, is traveling at twice the speed of light the numbers get interesting, they turn into negative square routs. At twice the speed of light length, density and time are multiplied by the square rout of negative 3. or 3i. This means the number is ‘imaginary”. If you square the multiplication factor, then it becomes negative three. Distance inverts, mass becomes negative, and time travels backward.
Working on the theory that between the light speed barrier, where time slows down, and speed of light squared where it moves backward there is a region of velocities where it does both, simultaneously. I tried to figure out what space shrinking and inverting, mass increasing and becoming negative, and time moving simultaneously forward and backward would be like.
Got a headache yet?
Imagine what it would be like to experience the two years it would take to reach the nearest star. It would take the ship two years, the passengers would experience two years of past, two years of future in a dense and anti dense world with increased and inverted length, in less than a microsecond. It would completely obliterate a human mind.
From there the story evolved.