Re: SPORT: Ready? . . . Break!
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 09:26:18 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 2/9/97 3:15:33 AM, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

>[A]s long as relativity applies, we remain one big happy
>geometrically expanding family.

Point well taken. But I meant to contrast the relatively instantaneous and
universally interlinked communications that we now enjoy, with the
intermittent and broken communications that will probably characterize
post-diaspora humanity. I do not claim, pace your application of relativity,
that communication will prove impossible. When our various quasi-transcended
children, diverging copies, and future selves try to phone home from far
galaxies, however, they will *not* enjoy the functional equivalent of a
long-distant call!