All I Want For Christmas is a Relativity Cloud

Christmas’s Relativity CloudHeres a program from our archives.Music: Here Comes Santa Claus He’s got some 200 million homes to visit, and only twenty-four hours to do it in. Now, that’s a tall order for one man and a team of reindeer. Today we’ll ask how might a certain gentleman in a red suit accomplish this task? Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.Now how could Santa Claus possibly deliver all of those presents in so little time? Well, according to one theory, Santa might be making his rounds in something called a relativity cloud.”Santa Claus basically understands how to manipulate space and time and he has created something called relativity clouds within which time and space are controlled.”Larry Silverberg is director of the Mars Mission Research Center at North Carolina State University.”You can put the sleigh inside the relativity cloud and that’s what enables the sleigh to get around the world so quickly.”Well, the reasoning behind Santa’s cloud rests on the idea that time is a relative phenomenon. So as the relativity cloud begins to move at very high speeds, time, as Santa experiences it, moves more slowly, and what seems to be only an hour from our perspective is to Santa as long as a week. “Inside the relativity cloud, time and space are different than outside the relativity cloud. If you’re inside the relativity cloud looking out, you see everything frozen, but when you’re outside the relativity cloud looking in, Santa goes by in a flash. This is why people haven’t been able to see Santa Claus, or if they do see Santa Claus he appears and disappears so quickly. On the other hand, Santa, when he sees us, the whole world appears frozen to him from inside the relativity cloud. In essence, he really has a lot of time to deliver the presents in his own frame of reference.”This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. If you want hear more, check out our podcast.

All I Want For Christmas is a Relativity Cloud

With a little help from quantum physics, Santa could have all the time he needs to make Christmas deliveries.
Air Date:12/18/2018
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Christmas's Relativity CloudHeres a program from our archives.Music: Here Comes Santa Claus He's got some 200 million homes to visit, and only twenty-four hours to do it in. Now, that's a tall order for one man and a team of reindeer. Today we'll ask how might a certain gentleman in a red suit accomplish this task? Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.Now how could Santa Claus possibly deliver all of those presents in so little time? Well, according to one theory, Santa might be making his rounds in something called a relativity cloud."Santa Claus basically understands how to manipulate space and time and he has created something called relativity clouds within which time and space are controlled."Larry Silverberg is director of the Mars Mission Research Center at North Carolina State University."You can put the sleigh inside the relativity cloud and that's what enables the sleigh to get around the world so quickly."Well, the reasoning behind Santa's cloud rests on the idea that time is a relative phenomenon. So as the relativity cloud begins to move at very high speeds, time, as Santa experiences it, moves more slowly, and what seems to be only an hour from our perspective is to Santa as long as a week. "Inside the relativity cloud, time and space are different than outside the relativity cloud. If you're inside the relativity cloud looking out, you see everything frozen, but when you're outside the relativity cloud looking in, Santa goes by in a flash. This is why people haven't been able to see Santa Claus, or if they do see Santa Claus he appears and disappears so quickly. On the other hand, Santa, when he sees us, the whole world appears frozen to him from inside the relativity cloud. In essence, he really has a lot of time to deliver the presents in his own frame of reference."This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. If you want hear more, check out our podcast.