Re: FTL goes Coax

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 05:24:47 MST

On Sat, Jan 26, 2002 at 03:58:18PM +1100, Damien Broderick wrote:
> Yes you do, you're just clinging on in desperate but misguided hope. Look,
> it's dashed in front of your very eyes:
> < Hach? and Poirier emphasize that their experiment does not break any laws
> of physics. Although the group velocity exceeds the speed of light - an
> effect permitted by relativity - each component of the pulse travels slower
> than light. It would be impossible to transmit information faster than
> light because it would be encoded onto a single frequency component. >

There is a very nice demonstration applet of this on Greg Egan's home

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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