(I am not the origin poster of this question but I have failed to provide the references)
A scientist claims that he found the way to break the speed of light barrier - faster than the speed of light, with the following experiment:
He puts an object in the space that is exactly one light year away from the spot he's standing on earth. The object, without gravitational force or other influences, stay still.
Then he made a wooden stick that is almost one light year long, that is, the one end of the stick is in the scientist's hand while the other end is 0.1 mm away from the object. Assuming he can hold the stick (He might be Dr. Bruce Banner transformed)
With the above 2 completed, he now emit a light beam to the object, which in theory, takes 1 year to reach the object. At the same time, he moves forward his hand, poking the object in space through the stick in hand.
Question is: Is he actually faster than light, and why / why not?