Re: Tipler's Conjectures

Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 03:42:43 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:
> To a creature for whom a nanosecond is like a second to us, light will
> appear to move less than one mile per hour. Distant regions of the

You seem to be slipping a couple of orders of magnitude here. Either for
energy conservation, or cooling reasons one would want to settle to
a timebase 1 s : 1 us, a fraction of a million. Maybe, but only maybe,
ten million. Light would be the appear to be speed of sound, or so.

They're flies btw, which have roughly the same directional sense as
as people (they need it to be able to locate their prey), with sensor
base merely a millimeter apart. Nanocritters would probably use light
for communication, such as we use sound. Phased array optics and
sensorics. Interference. Weird stuff.

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