Friday, March 27, 2009

Planet of the Apes... and speed of light...



This is a continuum from previous writing.....perhaps too much working with RF path analysis make my brain thinking of weird things... 

In Planet of the Apes film, the hero astronout (what his name is....Mark Whalberg) got trapped in time vortex anomaly deep in space, while chasing his estranged space monkey.... they were both riding small capsule spaceship each.  Both creatures trapped continously, frozen in time for maybe thousand of years.

Then one day suddenly this guy escape from the anomaly, thrown into orbit and landing on planet quite similar to Earth.. not knowing that he's been away for generation. For him, it's just a few minutes or hours passing by. 



As the story told, the research mothership crash landed on the planet thousands years ago due to some problem. The human colony try adapting to new environment, together with their space chimps and apes. As time goes by, these apes began revolting and showing aggressive behaviour toward human, probably due to their intelligence evolution or mankind become more stupid... I agree on the second, as we witness now. The apes lead by Seymour the chimpanzee I think began enslaving the mankind..... 

And then this captain came in, held captive, escape and lead mankind to fight for freedom... 

That second part of the story probably more toward biology, genetic, pschology, politic or behavioural science... I am more interested in the first part... the physic part.

Theoritically,  if you travel fast enough nearing or achieve the speed of light, time slow down and finally standstill for us. One hour or one minute of our time pass by, probably hundreds or thousand of year have gone by. It's like we are trapped and frozen in time, but still living.  

Space station cosmonaut, when they come back to earth, their body cell sample was taken and put under microscope, for measuring sign of aging. And it's found out that, they aging was on slower pace than normal human living on earth. The reason is, they are living inside space station which travel very very fast, orbiting the earth almost 16 times a day.

From Physic theory, this is possible,... but in reality, it's impossible, cause no living things can survive travelling to speed of light, even if we have the vehicle manage to do that... our body will just disintegrate... due to mainly our cell was bonded with forces or particles that travel with speed of light... when we reach reach the speed of light, the forces that binded us is no more effective.,.... we just disintegrate....no more glue to lock our body together....

On earth, speed also effect our age.... in reverse.....shortening it every time our leg press the gas pedal....or our hand squezzing the throttle... So if you want stay young, or old... go straight for the speed of light, not 180 or 220 km/h.... in space offcourse, where collission possibility is minimal....



3 comments:

Syed said...

If I am not mistaken the Planet of the Apes is a remake. The earlier one was quite sometime ago, with Charlton Heston.

But this film is controversial as there is elements of evolution theory inside.

There is another film, the flight of the phoenix. This is also a remake based on the novel by Elleston Trevor. The earlier one acted by James Stewart quite sometime ago.

I think not many can understand the Theory of Relativity. I've actually thought about it sometime ago, why a person travel with the speed of light aged less, until now I still could not figure it out.

I guess if one pull the throttled in the motorcycle, exceeding 200km/h, the body will be left behind while the spirit might reach the speed of light.

Wan said...

Salam Prof..
Kalau dah jadi fizik prof pulak dah...boring sangat kot kat Vietnam tu...dah tak ada apa nak buat kot...he..he..he

by the way, what about the theory of time travel? is it possible??
this is very interesting subject I guess....may be you have better explanation ???

orangmuar said...

@wan: betulah, boring tahap kritikal ni.. bukan bosan sebab takde keje... tapi keje membosankan... itu yg aku merapu. Actually time travel, is possible according to some Physicist. If we could achieve light speed, time stand still or move forward very slow for us, inside the vehicle. Outside the vehicle, time move forward on normal pace. So once we return or stop the vehicle, we have move forward many days or years in the future. We can move forward in time but not backward. But some Physicist say, we may also move backward in time.

@Syed: we observe everything in our sight by using our vision. According to the theory of light and vision, we can see object, because the light shine into the object and reflected to our eyes. Same as we observe time, we see the clock dial ticking, because light shine and reflect back to our eyes. What happen if we travel at the speed of light,,,, that reflected light from clock dial won't reach our eyes... the dial seem frozen, so.. time does not move.. time stand still for that person... but from outside observer, the clock dial move as normal....