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17th Jan '16 2:14:46 PM DaibhidC
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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.


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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.
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17th Jan '16 2:14:25 PM DaibhidC
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* Implied in the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel ''Better Than Life'', in which the delay caused by talking to someone through time dilation is compared to making a person-to-person call to Mars.

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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.



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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.
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15th Jan '16 7:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* The first of ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' novels by Creator/HarryHarrison feature psychics used explicitly as communicators over interstellar distances. Later novels don't seem to rely that much on conversations at distance.

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* The first of ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novels by Creator/HarryHarrison feature psychics used explicitly as communicators over interstellar distances. Later novels don't seem to rely that much on conversations at distance.
21st Dec '15 2:23:42 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''StarWars''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.

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* The ''StarWars''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.
21st Dec '15 2:23:29 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''[[StarWars]]''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.

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* The ''[[StarWars]]''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.
21st Dec '15 2:23:03 PM WillKeaton
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* The popular Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'' by Diane Duane tells the history of the planet Vulcan, and points out that since Vulcans are [[PsychicPowers psychic]] to varying extents and telepathy is assumed to be instantaneous, telepathy was their first subspace ansible. The limiting factor is that only a small minority of Vulcans are strong enough telepaths for this to be practical.

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* The popular Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'' by Diane Duane tells the history of the planet Vulcan, and points out that since Vulcans are [[PsychicPowers psychic]] to varying extents and telepathy is assumed to be instantaneous, telepathy was their first subspace ansible. The limiting factor is that only a small minority of Vulcans are strong enough telepaths for this to be practical.



* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''[[StarWars]]''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.
21st Dec '15 2:21:49 PM WillKeaton
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** When the [[HumanAlien Tollan]] were first encountered, one of them used an FTL communication device to send a message to the [[ActualPacifists Nox]]. When Daniel asks Omoc how the Nox are supposed to get it within any reasonable amount of time, Omoc grudgingly (due to the Tollan unwillingness to share technology) takes a tree branch and bends it so its ends touch. Daniel guesses that he's talking about space folding, only for Omoc to disappointedly drop the branch and reply "no".

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** When the [[HumanAlien Tollan]] were first encountered, one of them used an FTL communication device to send a message to the [[ActualPacifists [[ActualPacifist Nox]]. When Daniel asks Omoc how the Nox are supposed to get it within any reasonable amount of time, Omoc grudgingly (due to the Tollan unwillingness to share technology) takes a tree branch and bends it so its ends touch. Daniel guesses that he's talking about space folding, only for Omoc to disappointedly drop the branch and reply "no".
21st Dec '15 2:20:13 PM WillKeaton
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** According to the [[TheWikiRule Avatar wiki]], the [[http://www.pandorapedia.com/human_operations/vehicles/isv_venture_star Pandorapedia]], the ''Venture Star'' has faster-than-light communication technology with a low-bitrate device using quantum-entangling. This is a case of AllThereInTheManual, as this Ansible was never shown or mentioned in the film itself, though it is probably how Quaritch was able to confirm "corporate approval" for [[spoiler:Jake's legs]]. Actual faster-than-light ''travel'' is notably averted.

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** According to the [[TheWikiRule Avatar wiki]], the [[http://www.pandorapedia.com/human_operations/vehicles/isv_venture_star Pandorapedia]], Pandorapedia,]] the ''Venture Star'' has faster-than-light communication technology with a low-bitrate device using quantum-entangling. This is a case of AllThereInTheManual, as this Ansible was never shown or mentioned in the film itself, though it is probably how Quaritch was able to confirm "corporate approval" for [[spoiler:Jake's legs]]. Actual faster-than-light ''travel'' is notably averted.
13th Dec '15 4:08:21 PM nombretomado
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* One of the entries in the XWingSeries has the squadron tapping in on a pirate conversation. They figure out how far apart the two conversing parties are by the length of the pauses, and by doing so, pinpoint their locations.

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* One of the entries in the XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries has the squadron tapping in on a pirate conversation. They figure out how far apart the two conversing parties are by the length of the pauses, and by doing so, pinpoint their locations.
23rd Nov '15 12:11:07 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', of course. The galaxy-spanning [=HoloNet=] allows people to communicate in real time through holograms despite being separated by thousands of light years. Suitable communications systems on ships connect via relay stations spread throughout the galaxy in a manner similar to the real world cellular network. Users accessing the [=HoloNet=] can also be located via the network, as shown in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. "Disturbances in TheForce" can also be sensed instantaneously, even if the source is in real space and the Force-sensitive is in Hyperspace.
** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader makes use of the fact that the Force communicates instantaneously by torturing and imprisoning Luke's friends Han, Leia and Chewbacca, knowing full well that Luke will come to save them once he feels their pain.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', of course. The galaxy-spanning [=HoloNet=] allows people to communicate in real time through holograms despite being separated by thousands of light years. Suitable communications systems on ships connect via relay stations spread throughout the galaxy in a manner similar to the real world cellular network. Users accessing the [=HoloNet=] can also be located via the network, as shown in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. "Disturbances in TheForce" can also be sensed instantaneously, even if the source is in real space and the Force-sensitive is in Hyperspace.
** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'',
hyperspace, as when Obi-Wan sensed the destruction of Alderaan. The case of Darth Vader makes use manipulating Luke to convince him to visit Bespin actually exploited visions of the fact that the Force communicates instantaneously by torturing future rather than this, Luke saw those happening before Han and imprisoning Luke's friends Han, Leia and Chewbacca, knowing full well that Luke will come to save them once he feels their pain.even arrived.
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