Ansibles are the primary mode of faster-than-light communication used in the modern galaxy, apart from transporting messages along with starships. “Ansible” is a catch-all term describing all forms of faster-than-light communication that involve a direct communicator-to-communicator connection, and operate using a variety of means. These different forms of ansibles have their advantages and disadvantages, leading to all of them being used in particular instances in particular times.
The most primitive, cheapest, and most common, form of ansible is the quantum ansible. Utilizing the principle of quantum entanglement, quantum ansibles are paired machines, each with a pair of entangled particles that are modified by the ansible’s computer to spin in one direction or the other. The spin change in one particle causes the other particle to change spin instantaneously, which is detected by the receiver. Quantum ansibles are relatively cheap to create, and they allow for the