keithl wrote:Considering how much information is packed in DNA, and how many DNA strands there are in a kilogram of e. coli, the highest bandwidth human-directed system is the bowel contents of a planeload of people. The microorganisms in the Gulf Stream are higher bandwidth still, and a continental plate covered meters deep with soil microorganisms, moving at continental drift speed, may be even higher bandwidth.
And of course every bit of information on the planet, natural and artificial, is hurtling at 600 km/s towards Abell 3627. Beat THAT, FedEx!
I like to use Vega as a reference since it's easier to point to and tell people.
Plus, embarrassing as it is, I can't locate Abell 3627 off the top of my head... I know, I'm so ashamed of myself. T.T