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A vision for the future

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Name: Steve Swiller

From: New York

Bio: I'm an armchair philosopher and a dreamer

Area of Expertise: Futurist/Consultant

Topic: Communication

Headline: Retrieving data from the future

Nutshell: Light will move faster than light.


Quantum computing will allow a limited form of time travel that allows information to move through time. In other words, we will be able to develop a form of computer memory that retains data before it has been written. I could e-mail a librarian 300 years away and get a response instantly.

Date Submitted: January 11, 2007