Private Space and wormholes

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 8 Aug 96 09:50:23 PDT

Eric Watt Forste writes:
>It's difficult to decide what sort of effect wormholes (iffy though they
>are) would have on cultural diversity without considering what sort of
>bandwidth [costs] they might provide relative to the routine
>bandwidth available for local (non-wormhole) travel and communication.

Yes, this is the right question to ask. Except that absolute
bandwidth levels may be important as well. The fractional bandwidth
of today's mass media is really pretty tiny compared to the full
bandwidth of local human interaction.

Robin Hanson