SV: Capacity of the brain

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Oct 22 13:43:34 EST 1999


Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> If I remember the report correctly, they used 1.3 microsecond time
> intervals.
> So the minimum speed needed to transmit the correlation is something
> like
> 11 km / 1.3 microsocnds, or, err... some 28 times the speed of light.

You could be talking about one of two things, here.  Either you're
talking about the work of Guenter Nimtz -- who genuinely claims to have
actually sent information faster than light, although the results of his
work are in dispute and have not been reproduced in other experiments --
or plain old quantum tunnelling, where you can talk about "phase
velocity" being greater than c, but what counts for transmitting
information is group velocity, which is always less than c.

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