Even those who are not particularly into science or technology still might find this interesting to think about, Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication
We are approaching the time when we will be able to communicate
faster than the speed of light. It is well known that as we approach
the speed of light, time slows down. Logically, it is reasonable to
assume that as we go faster than the speed of light, time will
reverse. The major consequence of this for Internet protocols is
that packets will arrive before they are sent. This will have a
major impact on the way we design Internet protocols. This paper
outlines some of the issues and suggests some directions for
additional analysis of these issues.
I read the entire piece a couple of times wondering if it was not some kind of satire. If it is there is not phrase that gives it away, except for what I have in emphasis.
Lunar halo and luminescent cross observed during the balloon Zénith’s long distance flight from Paris to Arcachon in March, 1875. Drawing on blue paper : ink wash, lead white, and graphite. Possibly drawn by Albert Tissandier. This drawing is based on a real hot air balloon piloted by Joseph Croce-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel, that made a series of flights. The last one fatal to Joseph Croce-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel.