Friday, June 18, 2010

FTL communication and compression

Apparently, according to this website, FTL communication is possible. The FTL communication would apparently require less power for the same distance when compared to conventional communications. However, while the communication travels faster in the medium from which it is transmitted, it still travels at light speed when transmitted over air. This transmission is heavily compressed, which may help explain neutron stars random pulses.

Some of the implications of this technology are significant. For example, computer power would not be required to compress transmissions--it would occur naturally. Decompression may prove to be difficult however. The FTL communication also implies the future ability of humans to travel or communicate at faster than light speeds. Unfortunately, it is highly likely that the energy cost to travel at FTL speeds will be prohibitive.

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