It seems, from my (weak) understanding of the standard model that the only field suitable for long range communication is the one we actually use, electromagnetism. (Gravity waves could be used as well I suppose, but gravity is too weak to be practical use.)
Is this correct? It seems so, as you need a boson (to be able to produce 'intense' signals) and all the others are either unstable or strongly interacting (e.g. gluon)
Why is it like that? Is there some underlying fundamental reason that there are no other 'useful' bosons?
Does 'beyond the standard model' physics provide any insight? Any potential alternatives? (Graviphoton?)