Comments on The Interplanetary Internet, Vint Cerf Speaking
'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'- George O. Smith, 1942. (Read
the complete story)
|"If quantum entangled communication is really FTL, this would be a pretty good application."
(Dewtey 5/13/2013 12:50:53 PM)
|"I think now's the time to find out! In thinking about the different kinds of faster-than-light devices, now that I think about it, they are all pretty much like walkie-talkies. (For example, the ansible in Le Guin's Rocannon's World and the hyperwave relay in Asimov's Foundation.) In Cities in Flight, Blish referred to a Dirac transmitter that is effectively a vast galactic party line. In other words, there is no big galactic switching board for FTL communication.
Actually, the more I think about it, the more I like this topic. It's illustrative of the kind of thinking or writing that makes science fiction easy to read. You don't have to create an entire network of devices; you just use simple peer-to-peer technology like walkie-talkies.
As I recall, George O. Smith's Venus Equilateral Relay Station was staffed by human beings who made all of the connections! It was like a telephone exchange or telegraph office that required people to send things on."
(Bill Christensen 5/14/2013 7:48:32 PM)
|"An Interplanetary Internet can be a good step in developing interplanetary governments, improved trade, and aid in transportation. Civilization united across AUs.
As for an Interstellar Internet (without FTL communications), I recall Sagan's "Cosmos" program - in the episode "Encyclopaedia Galactica", he suggests a universal database, where information is stored and could be accessed across space. Granted, it would take centuries to set up (hardware and a standard means of communications), centuries more to update it with information that would be certainly always out of date. I suppose it's better than nothing until someone figures out a way for FTL travel or communications. "
(Gatomon41 5/21/2013 8:30:51 PM)
Get more information on The Interplanetary Internet, Vint Cerf Speaking
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
I'll be back next week...
Origami Robot Finally Self-Assembles, Walks On Its Own
Now shipping flat, but better than Ikea, because self-assembling.
A.L.O. Robot Butler Serves You At Aloft Hotel
'Her idea of what a butler-valet combo should look like...'
Mometum Machines Burgerbot
'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'
Google Lobbies For Autonomous Motorcycles
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems.'
No Cages In Future Zoos Is Zootopia?
'The park... twisted through specimens from every inhabited planet of the known universe.'
Navdy HeadUp Display (HUD) For Your Car
'All displays are thrown on a mirror in front of you...'
Computer 'Aesop' Writes Fables With A Moral
'I handed Tony the master tape and he played it into the IBM'
Artificial Wombs - Ectogenesis Technology - Is On The Way
'Magnificent, aren't they? (Lama Su, in Star Wars II)
Robotic Exoskeleton For Shipyard Workers
'Earth's scientists solved the problem... devising rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'
Timeful Appointment App Learns, Optimizes Your Routines
'The [Daily Schedule program] suited its tone to his movements and the combined analysis of his psychophysical condition.'
3D Printing Your Science-Fictional Metals
I love science-fictional materials!
Bespoke Clothing In 30 Minutes
'He sat himself down in a sales cubicle and dialed the code number for kilts.'
Low Cost Spray-On Solar Cells
'It turns sunlight into electricity... you spray it on.'
Survival Seed Vault Low Cost Life Bank
'They existed in the Life Bank, as did virtually every plant...'
PoseiDrone Tentacled Undersea Robot Like HG Wells'
'Its motion was so swift, complex, and perfect that at first I did not see it as a machine...'
Bionic Hand Provides 'Lifelike' Sensations, Like Luke Skywalker's
'Take care, sir.'
Man-Made Space Leaf Creates Oxygen From Water And Light
'What better purifying machine is there than... grass?'
Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again
Robots that learn to walk again are now on the march.
World's First Android Newscaster (Video)
'The autonomic TV interviewer, camera in its hand, blocked his path.'