So, the speed of light has been overtaken….although checks have been asked for to confirm and verify the experiment.
I have always believed that this is yet just another boundary to pass and not the finite speed anything can travel.
The World was flat, then we found out it was round.
The Earth was the centre of the Universe, then we found out we revolve around a Sun, revolving around a Galaxy in a spiral arm, moving through space.
We were told if we went faster than 20mph, we would suffocate, then we broke the speed of sound.
While Physicists and Einstein and all the other scientists theorize(d), in most cases proven, what has never seemed to have been taken into account is that there are two Universes in effect – possibly many more. There is the natural evolution of our Universe, how it came into being, how it works in its natural state. Then Man came along and mixed this bit with that bit, we have computers, transportation, and a myriad of man made recipes involving mixing natural elements together to make a myriad of things. None of which are natural. Man can not run fast enough to break the speed of sound, he cannot flap his arms and fly to the moon. He can make machines that empower him to do this.
The Speed of light is not constant and it does bend. Light slows through objects including water. It is bent by Gravity. Therefore it is not constant. It is just another barrier we will endeavour to overcome. And we will.
We are probably not the only ones out there doing it either.