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Re: Well light is rather slow

It's not too slow. Well, when mixed with acceleration and time dilation. The interesting thing about how it works out, is if you assume 1g constant acceleration, it takes about 30-60 years to reach ANY destination in the universe.

That is of cause assuming you have infinite fuel. Which is rather difficult. And a big shield to protect you while travelling at 0.9999999(9)% the speed of light. But even without the likes of cryogenics, time dilation takes care of the rest of the problems once your close enough to the speed of light.

Problem being, even if you leave now, you won't make it to that party at the other end of the galaxy in time!

PS, also it's funny calling it "too slow" as it is by *definition* "the fastest speed possible". :P

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