[rfc-dist] RFC 6921 on Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication

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        RFC 6921

        Title:      Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) 
        Author:     R. Hinden
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       1 April 2013
        Mailbox:    bob.hinden at gmail.com
        Pages:      7
        Characters: 15100
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-hinden-FTL-design-considerations-00.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6921.txt

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.

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