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It seems, one could exploit the Casimir effect to send messages across arbitrarily-large distances with carefully-tuned Casimir plates.

Obviously, relativity would preclude FTL information transfer, but as long as one did not try to measure the signal timing and impose an external reference frame of time, then there would be no violation of the speed of light limit, and would, in theory, be communicated instantaneously (presumably along an extra-dimensional Calabi-Yau surface/"brane").

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@lurscher: As other people have said--- extraordinary claims require only ordinary evidence, just more of it, and more carefully analyzed. That's the basic principle of science. On the other hand, there is good evidence that Casimir effect does not allow FTL, because it can be calculated without any "vacuum" mysticism, just by induced polarizations interacting with other induced polarizations (Casimir force and Van-Der-Waals force are one and the same) and these obviously propagate at the speed of light. –  Ron Maimon Aug 27 '12 at 21:22
@MarkJ: I reworded it, hopefully to your liking. Just ask the question, the answer is "no". –  Ron Maimon Aug 28 '12 at 1:58
Possible duplicate: physics.stackexchange.com/q/18835/2451 –  Qmechanic Aug 28 '12 at 3:37
@RonMaimon, got it yo. –  BigPants Aug 31 '12 at 23:15
what is quantum resonance? it has something to do with crystals and chakras? –  user56771 Sep 1 '12 at 0:39

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