[LMB] Cliche and impossible science in SF - was Paladin of Souls
t.vinson at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 31 19:55:30 GMT 2009
Ed Burkhead wrote:
> I'll bet we'll have ainsibles long before FTL travel
I wonder how likely it is that FTL (by whatever method,
but particularly traversing a wormhole) would be possible
for a human cargo but not for a message drone? It's
obviously a plus for the Nexus that, like the world of
Hornblower and Maturin, the fastest means of communication
is a ship. But just how realistic is it?
It seems to me that LeGuin's ansibles (or even Heinlein's
telepathy in _Time for the Stars_) is, not more likely,
but the least UNlikely scenario for the development of FTL.
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