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Old 2007-03-14, 07:53 PM   #34
snavej
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Quoting Brimstone:

'That wasn't what I was saying. I was just saying that your analysis on the destructive force on a transformer's body when trying to dodge a laser was inaccurate. You don't have to dodge the laser, you have to dodge the person shooting the laser.'

Imagine that an enemy is pointing a gun right at you at close range. You only notice him a few microseconds before he fires. At this point, you will be trying to dodge the shot and not the aimer. If you want to avoid damage, you have to move a metre or two before the shot hits you. If it's a bullet, you have a tiny fraction of a second. If it's a laser, you have even less time.

In order to move a metre or two in a tiny fraction of a second, you have to move at a huge speed. To avoid the laser, you might have to move at light speed. As Einstein said, the faster you travel the more energy you need to do it and the heavier you become. Travelling at light speed, or close to it, you will be supercharged with energy and will become incredibly heavy. The acceleration will kill you very effectively, whether you are human or Transformer.

Even if, by some miracle, you do survive, how will you slow down from such a speed without crashing into something and dying then?! Modern physics - sometimes useful to know about!
 
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