RE: Travelling the Stars

Billy Brown (
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 13:33:48 -0600

Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> > Terry Donaghe <> wrote:
> >
> > He seemed convinced that humanity won't find a way to circumvent the
> > speed of light..
> It isn't possible according to our current scientific understanding, and
> as Drexler explains, you can't predict *scientific* progress, so we'll
> have to contend ourselves with the lightspeed limit in rational
> discourse..

Not true. Current theoretical physics is full of possible ways of bypassing the light speed limit - in fact, it seems to be difficult to construct a theory that does not allow FTL information transfer. While we can not predict any specifics, it seems quite reasonable to expect that eventually one of these theories will turn out to work in practice.

Billy Brown