## Velocity of Light versus Mass

13. #### Nothing really moves at velocity of light, not even light itself.

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• vinaire  On March 7, 2016 at 6:16 AM

There was a question asked of me on the Facebook, “Does light move at all?”

Here is the answer I wrote:

Light is like a disturbance in the still surface of a pond when a stone is dropped in it. The disturbance spreads outwards in two dimensions. This is a nice analogy.

Light is a disturbance that spreads outwards in three dimensions. What gets disturbed cannot be seen, only the disturbance can be seen. Light creates its own “spacetime” medium to “travel” in. This is the view when there is no matter, and, therefore, no reference point.

We see and imagine light from a matter-centric viewpoint, because matter is part of our very DNA. We are conditioned by matter at the deepest level of our thinking. We cannot imagine that there can be electromagnetic field without matter.

“Spacetime” is fluid for electromagnetic field with no set units for space and time. It condenses into set units of space and time only when the frequency of electromagnetic field collapses as the mass of matter at the center of an atom.

Velocity is a concept that emerges only when there are set units of space and time. This concept of velocity emerges only when matter emerges. In matter there is a body that moves relative to another body. The concept of “movement” is very different for electromagnetic field where we do not have set units for space and time, and we do not have a body either. The “movement” translates as “change” for electromagnetic field, such as, change in colors.

When we see the light moving it is only against fixed points in space due to matter. When there are no fixed points in space, you can’t tell. You can only see change.

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