I have in-laws on the Shikoku side, and so Onomichi is the first symbol of civilization for them.
But at the speed of light not only does time slow, but space contracts. So I'm not sure we can say that light "travels" through space. It just attaches itself to whatever is touching it. So if we could convert all our body mass to photons, attach those photons to say a planet in another galaxy, and hope someone at the other end has a tool for reconverting those photons back to their original state, then perhaps it's possible. But if you did the return journey because you'd forgotten your swiss army knife, you'd find yourself a huge number of years in the future and that knife might be hard to find.
If only. The income goes to the UK government who, with their great wisdom, spend it on long term "oil investments" such as bombing Iraq
What do you mean by "before"? Don't we have to face the possibility that there may be certain properties of existence that are impossible for us to even ask about, never mind understand. Perhaps the only choice is God or ignorance. The only certainty is that I don't know.
Any reason you left out napalm?
But much funnier.
On the other hand, we frequently get low flying military aircraft over our house, on training runs. These don't come cheap either, but I see them as a useful thing to have and am quite happy to pay my share for them.