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How the World Computes

Volume 7318 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 528-538

Existence of Faster than Light Signals Implies Hypercomputation already in Special Relativity

  • Péter NémetiAffiliated withLancaster UniversityAlfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • , Gergely SzékelyAffiliated withLancaster UniversityAlfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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Abstract

Within an axiomatic framework, we investigate the possibility of hypercomputation in special relativity via faster than light signals. We formally show that hypercomputation is theoretically possible in special relativity if and only if there are faster than light signals.