A couple of friends and me were quite in a jolly mood so we came up with this idea:
Travelling near light speed is bad for humans. The electrons of the atoms which make up the human body gain a lot of energy – but eventually, when you reach your destination, you need to pull the brake. Where should all the excess energy go which the electrons piled up? Bloody Bremsstrahlung which’ll harm the body :)
Next time I need to do some calculations how much radition you’d pile up at certain speeds relative to.
Stay tuned for more drunken theories.
Tell me about your concerns!
1) Tonnie pointed out that he’d be more concerned about debris in space on your path. I agree with him, although that’s a lame excuse not going to space :)