It’s the same thing that Kiri noticed. Cole’s using raw power like there’s no tomorrow, whilst Pablo, being a far more experienced stoner than Kiri, much less Cole or Asshat Guy, knows how to husband his, and how to get the most bang for his buck.
Meanwhile, do Eisenstein physics even work in this world? Or is Asshat guy making assumptions?
Physics is physics no matter where you may be. 😉
You’re assuming this world is some variation of Reality. What if it isn’t? What if it’s a virtual reality? Would physics still apply then, when the men who designed that world could make the rules whatever they want them to be?
Some rules can be bent, others broken.
Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? Hmm.
Gunpowder wouldn’t burn properly in Amber (but jeweler’s rouge would), and gravity worked in weird ways in other shadows. If Zelazney could do it, there’s no reason Tony can’t.
While Physics is Physics, 3 weeks of Linear Algebra is enough to teach us that what we were taught as children were immutable rules by which all things MUST operate turn out to only be applicable in certain dimentional frameworks.
SO there are Physics in other realms, but don’t trust that they’re OUR physics, and Magic is the art of using energy to apply new rules.
Case in point: For light to become solid per the Eisensteinian Relativity Cole would have to be moving faster, relatively, than the very air molecules, which means she’d have been pinned in place, unable to move, or even breathe. Should she manage somehow to effect the air in such a way as to actually part it and move from point to point…
Well, I think this covers it better than I could: http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/
That’s an interesting article. I agree with everything but one thing the author didn’t take into account was an object’s time as it approaches the speed of light. This is something I have a hard time wrapping my mind around.
According to relativity, if you throw a baseball at 90% the speed of light, the baseball’s time would become relative. The ball would arrive at the plate, but the batter would be 10 years older (or something like that).
I’m just a layman so I don’t understand this stuff very well, but it trips me out. Granted, this comic is just simple science fiction, so on this page I’m just throwing out a little techno-babble to help the story along (like in Star Trek).
If anyone wants to get technical, then stopping time is impossible by any standard of physics (example: how can one see reflective light, and so on). It’s all in good fun here. 🙂
Cool discussion. 🙂
Quantum relativity means that the sun is circling the earth, and you really are the center of universe…
From the point of view of the ball the destruction would have taken hours, or possibly days, to have occured. But from the point of view of anyone not traveling with the ball, the destruction is instantanious. In essence time is a variable, but for any practical current application the value is fixed.
I think, and may be wrong, that the theory actually includes the formulations needed to create a calculator to see how far and how fast you’d need to go to get a certain amount of temporal dialation.
The relativity would act somewhat differently from what you believe. The ball would take 70 nanoseconds to cross the plate, but would only be (at a guess) 1 or 2 nanoseconds older when it does.
This is my favorite character, smart old man
Apparently, GATES doesn’t know everything… I hope it will be his undoing!
Who said anything about stopping time … how about increasing reaction times – personal speed.
If you make someone really really fast, to all intents they see time stopped. The only problem is the amount of effort to move through the sludge of air molecules that don’t move as fast as you … and of cours the friction then encountered.
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