What do you want to be when you grow up? Rich! That’s the only answer that counts, and if you agree with that then you’re in luck. Today you will learn how to create gold by using what you already have. No, I’m not talking about investing or gambling, that’s child’s play! This is about the only thing you will ever need – science!

In my first post I talked about Einstein and time dilation. This time I’ll be talking about something that will sound familiar to just about anyone. E=MC². Yes, the famous Einstein equation that most people associate with the atomic bomb, but it has other uses than blowing stuff up. Basically, the equation means that mass is equivalent to energy and vice versa. If you write out the equation you get: energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. Actually the complete equation is

E=MC² divided by √1-(V²/C²), but when an object is at rest, V is 0 which means you get E=MC². Sorry if this is all too nerdy, but science is cool so deal with it!

Where was I? Ah yes, mass and energy are equal. This does not imply that mass can be converted into energy, but it does allow matter to be converted into energy. So if you have energy, you can convert that back into matter, or an object, with the same amount of mass.

Right now you are foaming at the mouth: how does this make me rich?! I’ll tell you! Get two of your most heavy possessions and SLAM them together at the speed of light. The collision will release an enormous amount of energy that you can shape back into matter. The amount of gold you can make depends on the mass you started out with, so it’s really up to you. Oh, if you find out how to shape all that energy into something valuable, let me know, because I have no idea!

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