A simple alternative to Special and General Relativity - read the paper (PDF)

Albert Einstein

Back in 1905, Albert Einstein unveiled his famous Special Relativity. But, is it necessary?

Relativistic effects do not need Relativity in order to receive full theoretical coverage. At the same time, Quantum effects now can be viewed in a different light. The premise of physical matter possessing information content, yields relativistic effects, and is turning waves of probability into the real waves of physical matter.

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Back in 1905, Albert Einstein unveiled his famous Special Relativity. But, is it necessary?

Relativistic effects do not need Relativity in order to receive full theoretical coverage. At the same time, Quantum effects now can be viewed in a different light. The premise of physical matter possessing information content, yields relativistic effects, and is turning waves of probability into the real waves of physical matter.

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What is the speed of light and what is Faster Than Light (FTL)

Why the term "speed of light" is a misnomer in a new interpretation.

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Why the term "speed of light" is a misnomer in a new interpretation.

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What is the new theory about?

It's about physical matter having information content. It's simpler than Relativity, because it rests on a notion of locality, a simpler and more general point of theoretical departure.

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It's about physical matter having information content. It's simpler than Relativity, because it rests on a notion of locality, a simpler and more general point of theoretical departure.

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Welcome!

Learn more about why we think that effects such as time dilation are not best served with the theory of Relativity, and why examining the information content of physical matter is a simpler and more general approach. The result is a possibility of travelling to nearby stars in a much shorter period of time, with the level of technology conceptually similar to what we have today. -Serge

Learn more about why we think that effects such as time dilation are not best served with the theory of Relativity, and why examining the information content of physical matter is a simpler and more general approach. The result is a possibility of travelling to nearby stars in a much shorter period of time, with the level of technology conceptually similar to what we have today. -Serge

Kinematic time dilation without Relativity

This is so-called "Gamma" factor, as derived in Special Relativity. We show it to be a corner-case of a general equation, just as we do with the equations of General Relativity. It can be derived without Relativity and even the notion of light.

This is so-called "Gamma" factor, as derived in Special Relativity. We show it to be a corner-case of a general equation, just as we do with the equations of General Relativity. It can be derived without Relativity and even the notion of light.

Albert Einstein in 1921

Gravitational time dilation without Relativity, light, gravity, mass and the first principles

See it derived from the premise of physical matter possessing information content.

See it derived from the premise of physical matter possessing information content.

The Proof

Is there a proof already that corroborates the findings of the new theory?

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Is there a proof already that corroborates the findings of the new theory?

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The Idea

We focus on the following:

1. We consider physical matter to be an information container, regardless of its underlying physical nature.

2. We explicitly remove Relativity (Galilean and Einstein's) from any role in formulating physical laws.

The new theory simplifies the fundamentals of physics.

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We focus on the following:

1. We consider physical matter to be an information container, regardless of its underlying physical nature.

2. We explicitly remove Relativity (Galilean and Einstein's) from any role in formulating physical laws.

The new theory simplifies the fundamentals of physics.

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Theory studying information content of physical matter is an alternative to Special and General Relativity, while reducing to them as corner cases. It comes with new predictions calling for experimental coverage, that may lead to practical Faster-Than-Light interstellar travel in the near future.

Is Einstein's Relativity not proven right?

Yes, but only under specific circumstances. Researchers have been looking in all the places where it holds, and ignored those where it doesn't.

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Yes, but only under specific circumstances. Researchers have been looking in all the places where it holds, and ignored those where it doesn't.

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Einstein was wrong and Interstellar travel is possible now: True or False?

There is a straightforward way to find out. The deviations from Einstein's theory are in the places we have not looked for.

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There is a straightforward way to find out. The deviations from Einstein's theory are in the places we have not looked for.

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Short "Whiteboard" Sketch of mathematics

See the highlights of mathematics that produces time dilation without Relativity and without the notion of light, while at the same time, predicting the possibility of Faster Than Light motion in some cases.

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See the highlights of mathematics that produces time dilation without Relativity and without the notion of light, while at the same time, predicting the possibility of Faster Than Light motion in some cases.

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What are the problems we address in the theory?

There are a number of practical and conceptual physical issues.

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There are a number of practical and conceptual physical issues.

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An Analogy and a-ha moments

Like analogies? Here is one to help understand the idea.

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Like analogies? Here is one to help understand the idea.

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Why focus on information?

All the physical laws we know of, tell us that quantifiable values are the sole driver of those laws. Without intrinsically having certain properties, no physical system would evolve into anything else but pure chaos. These properties, or values, in the final abstraction are nothing but information. Regardless of how this information is used in natural processes, there is one fact that is indisputable: it is used. Information is used on a most fundamental level in Nature to convey matter from chaos to a degree of order. We know of no other way in which a natural conveyance of physical systems unfolds. This is so, even if we would think of natural systems being mathematics with physical consequences. In the end, though, the mathematics and the labels we use to describe physical matter and their interactions, are nothing but an acknowledgement that physical world is one in which everything unwinds by means of information use.

All the physical laws we know of, tell us that quantifiable values are the sole driver of those laws. Without intrinsically having certain properties, no physical system would evolve into anything else but pure chaos. These properties, or values, in the final abstraction are nothing but information. Regardless of how this information is used in natural processes, there is one fact that is indisputable: it is used. Information is used on a most fundamental level in Nature to convey matter from chaos to a degree of order. We know of no other way in which a natural conveyance of physical systems unfolds. This is so, even if we would think of natural systems being mathematics with physical consequences. In the end, though, the mathematics and the labels we use to describe physical matter and their interactions, are nothing but an acknowledgement that physical world is one in which everything unwinds by means of information use.

"It From Bit" and Relativity

Informational approach has been around for some time. Why is this time different?

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Informational approach has been around for some time. Why is this time different?

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Warp Drive

Is warp drive possible? Given seemingly insurmountable problems with the idea, perhaps we should change the conversation and ask the question: are we overcomplicating things and not utilizing the obvious?

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Is warp drive possible? Given seemingly insurmountable problems with the idea, perhaps we should change the conversation and ask the question: are we overcomplicating things and not utilizing the obvious?

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