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Old July 10 2010, 09:15 AM   #3
C.E. Evans
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Re: Question: star trek and current events

They may not call it the internet anymore because it's such a dated term by then. They might refer to it by the devices they use to contact people or access information over stellar distances (computers, tricorders, PADDs). In a way, we're already doing that today, except we're using name brands for various devices.

The Federation likely has a network of subspace relay stations that can transmit information at speeds dozens of times faster than the fastest starship at maximum warp. At that velocity, it may take only a couple of weeks for news of something that happens 10,000 light-years away to reach Earth...which really isn't all that bad given the incredible distance...
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