Re: FTL transmission?

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 22:22:04 MDT

Brian Atkins <> Wrote:

> So what if someone sees me react to something that for them hasn't
> even been transmitted yet?

If you had a FTL modem you could also receive a message from yourself
before you sent it, that's exactly why physicists get queasy when they talk
about faster than light signaling. Example: You just knocked over your coffee
cup by accident. Rather than clean it up you sent yourself an E Mail to the you
of 60 seconds ago, you tell yourself that the cup is dangerously near your elbow
and to be careful or you'll break it. You take the advice and put the cup in a
safe place, it does not get knocked over. So who sent the message, and why did
he sent it when there is nothing to warn about?

             John K Clark

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