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Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics

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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.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 30th 1989 by Plume
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ash newton
Jan 13, 2016 ash newton rated it really liked it
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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 pro ...more
Jordan
Oct 22, 2010 Jordan rated it really liked it
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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 ...more
Mark
Jan 30, 2014 Mark rated it liked it
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 ,,,
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Feb 01, 2015 Ariana rated it it was amazing
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Probably my favorite book growing up, albeit a bit outdated now. Still, simple explanations and perfect at sparking imagination and wonder.
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The information in this book is mind-blowing ! I will definitely read it again and again.
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