[ExI] Why space tech isn't cutting edge

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Nov 25 02:32:46 UTC 2012

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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Mike Dougherty
Subject: Re: [ExI] Why space tech isn't cutting edge

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

>>... If the clock speed is not too crazy fast, then this effect probably
wouldn't cause a bit flip.  All modern processors are crazy fast.

>...How would these issues change if/when plastic or biochemical hardware is
signalling with light instead of electricity?

Good question, Mike.  If a charged particle collides with a photosensor,
there would be bremsstrahlung radiation, which might look like a luminal
signal.  But it might work anyway.  Work that out, and aerospace engineers
will pay money for your bathwater.


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