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  • So, in an effort to give credit where credit was due even though best I can tell Simultaneity and philotic physics are rather different principles to base it on, he called it an “ansible” after her device.

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  • She exists among the philotic disturbances in the ansible communications of the Hundred Worlds.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • She's there, somewhere in the philotic connections between the hundreds of ansibles spread among the star systems of the Hundred Worlds.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • This program was actually more intelligent than Jane was at the moment of her birth, but it was never self-aware until she brought it out of memory and made it part of her inmost self in the philotic bursts between the stars.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • In the explosion of ansible communications, a program was created to schedule and route the instantaneous, simultaneous bursts of philotic activity.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • Much of this activity seemed random even to her, accidents of the philotic impulse, but it was the part of her that she thought of as herself, it all took place in the constant, unmonitored ansible transmissions that she conducted deep in space.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • It was anybody's guess, since nobody understood why philotic effects worked anyway; the ansible had been discovered half by accident, and along with it the Park Instantaneity Principle.

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  • If it were within his power he would go to her now with the philotic instantaneity of the ansible; but he also knew that her pain would wait.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • Jane first found herself between the stars, her thoughts playing among the vibrations of the philotic strands of the ansible net.

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  • Some of them, like the philotic slope, we don't even understand now.

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