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Abstract

The cheapest simulation you can do is to run a “thought experiment.” Einstein was famous for his thought experiments. When he was only 16 years old, he imagined looking at himself in a handheld mirror. Then he imagined running faster and faster while holding the mirror out in front of him. “What will happen,” he wondered, “when I run as fast as the speed of light?” What would he see in the mirror?

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