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For those who enjoy science as fact and as fiction, a leading expert on quantum theory imaginatively explains how faster-than-light communication and travel are actually being explored by physicists....

Title : Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics
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ISBN : 9780452263178
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics Reviews

  • Jordan
    2018-10-16 05:30

    What at first seemed impossible is shown by this book to actually be impossible, just like you thought it was. Everywhere there appears to be a possibility of sending messages faster than light, the laws of the universe step in to make certain such a thing will not happen. Sending such superluminal messages would necessarily, according to special relativity, also allow sending messages into the past, and the universe, apparently, doesn't like that idea and has strictly prohibited it. Time travel is also on the universe's list of no-nos, and from as much as I can gather, we will never veto these rules. But without the development of an ansible, I'm afraid, we are forever limited to buzzing around the earth, probably never venturing farther than the asteroid belt. Sorry.It was a very interesting book, though! The author, more optimistic than I, still holds out hope for breaking communications through the light barrier. Maybe I can pre-order my ansible on Amazon.

  • ash newton
    2018-10-13 11:08

    a proposed alternate title for this could be "a dozen ways do things faster than light that do not work". still, its an excellently researched and crafted little book that presents a number theoretical circumstances for faster than light activity that could not all be possible at once. each model is paired with its respective insights into the observable phenomena and cosmological models that indicate the possibility of being exploited for superluminal communication and/or travel. while some prospects such as a manufacturing a rapidly spinning cylinder with a density equal to that of the sun seem fairly far-fetched, other possibilities could potentially be reachable if we somehow get lucky in our future scientific endeavours towards this end. a good read for anyone thinking about the universe, though it may be worth picking up something written more recently.

  • Mark
    2018-11-08 12:30

    I read read about 95% of this book about 5+ years ago. Then it sat on the shelf for 5+ years for some reason. I finally finished it yesterday.I definitely read it at a sub-luminal pace :-) Superluminal communication, superluminal travel, time travel? We're not there yet ,,,

  • Jessie Jess
    2018-10-29 12:18

    The information in this book is mind-blowing ! I will definitely read it again and again.

  • Ariana
    2018-10-31 08:06

    Probably my favorite book growing up, albeit a bit outdated now. Still, simple explanations and perfect at sparking imagination and wonder.