To the left of time, we see “sun”—light qua matter qua light. Light condenses, then expands.
To the right of time, we see “moon”—light qua energy qua light. Light expands, then condenses.
In other words, to get to the speed of light, we can take one of two routes. We can contract and then expand (matter, “sun”). Or we can expand and then contract (energy, “moon”). When we expand and then contract, there is room for new information. New information is vital.
To the left of time, when light contracts and then expands, it is operating as matter. Light as matter forms achiral copies—duplicates. It doubles, then divides. When we double and divide, there is no new information.
To the right of time, when light expands and then contracts, it is operating as energy. When operating as energy, light multiplies, then divides. Light as energy forms chiral copies, which are not duplicates, but are oriented left and right.
With chiral copies (oriented left and right), there is choice. Which chiral copies, there is evolution. With chiral copies, there is forward movement in time.
With achiral copies (duplicates), there is no new information. With achiral copies, there is no forward movement in time. There is only the illusion of forward movement. Instead of evolution, there is stagnation and death.
There are two routes, two ways in which to move “forward” in time. What determines which route we take? Perception. Whether we perceive ourselves as being slower than, or faster than, the speed of light.
There is a paradox. If we perceive ourselves as faster than the speed of light (energy), we operate as matter. We contract, and then expand, forming achiral copies. And if we perceive ourselves as slower than the speed of light (matter), we operate as energy. We expand, and then contract, forming chiral copies.
To put it another way: from above the speed of light lens (time), light condenses, then expands. It operates as matter. As matter, we experience light’s expansion (scattering) as entropy.
From beneath the speed of light lens (time), light expands, then condenses. It operates as energy. As energy, we experience light’s condensation (coming together) as negentropy.
Above the speed of light, light has speed. Below the speed of light, light has “negative speed.”
At the speed of light (time), light has no speed. The speed of light, from light’s perspective, is eternity—οὐρανός (ouranos, or heaven).