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Re: starship-design: Re: FTL travel

STAR1SHIP@aol.com writes:
 > You are correct not zero but at light speed the input is converted to output 
 > as the time is measured by the time it takes electricity to travel the length 
 > of the wire paths in the anolog computer. At that speed the processing time 
 > is measured in pico seconds. Your example was a poor one with much greater 
 > time than is needed.

Light travels at about one foot per nanosecond (didn't you ever see
Adm. Grace Murray Hopper on TV talk shows handing out wire
"nanoseconds"?).  Electrical pulses move through wire at somewhat less
than this.  So the processing time will be much longer than picoseconds
in a real system where the computer is located some distance away from
its sensors.