|MadSci Network: Physics|
Hi Isaac, That's an interesting question. If we are talking about current technology, the answer is no. Radio waves, like light waves, travel at the speed of light. Einstein's special theory of relativity postulates that information cannot travel faster than the speed of light. That doesn't mean other means of communication won't be used, but it won't be any faster. Of course, it is very likely we will use higher frequency radio waves in the future as our demand for spectrum continues to increase. Going beyond special relativity, physicists have theorized about the possibility of bending space and time and possibly creating a worm hole to distant parts of the galaxy. If this is ever achieved, we might be able to send radio waves a longer distance almost immediately. Of course, this is a long way off, but it might someday be possible. Here are some links that might be of help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity
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