Originally posted by futz:
You mean like...
"Scientists have found ways to break that speed limit. In one experiment performed by researchers at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, N.J., a pulse of light was sent through a transparent chamber filled with specially prepared cesium gas and was pushed to travel at speeds of 300 times the normal speed of light. The light travels so fast that the main part of the light pulse exits the chamber even before it enters. Theoretically, this means that you could see a moment in time before it actually takes place." from a New York Times Article
It may be possible to send information faster than the speed of light by an effect known as quantum tunneling. The laws of Relativity break down at the quantum level.
Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
Then what happens to time if you're sucked into a black hole, where you'd be accelerated to speeds greater than that of light (according to popular science)?
Nothing can travel through space faster than light, not even a Black Hole can break that rule. However, once you reach the singularity at the centre, time stops.
Originally posted by David A:
I think that time slows down only relative to others. Subjectively, time continues to pass at the normal rate for the traveller.
Yes thats correct.