How is the ring able to perform more than one operation at a time? Has an operating manual ever appeared?

  • If you want comic specific answers please include the [comics] tag otherwise you're fine :)
    – Edlothiad
    Aug 27, 2017 at 23:15
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    Though I don't have comic sources to back it up, let me ask this. Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Can you drive a car and listen to music at the same time? The point is flying might take some effort when they first get the ring, but it sure seems like it would become a skill that you could employ without actively thinking about it.
    – Zoredache
    Aug 27, 2017 at 23:19
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    I think the OP is asking about the rings' ability to perform to feats at the same time, rather than the users'.
    – Möoz
    Aug 27, 2017 at 23:51
  • Yes thank you Möoz for clarifying the question!
    – Adam Corvo
    Aug 27, 2017 at 23:57
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    Dual core processor.
    – NotMe
    Aug 29, 2017 at 16:40

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Depending on the skill and willpower of the wearer, it can do almost anything.

The rings use pure energy supplied by a Power Battery, which in most cases takes the form of bright green light. This energy is the green light of willpower of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. A green lantern ring has the ability to affect and use fundamental forces of the known universe, including electromagnetic energies such as gravity, radiation, heat, light, and powerful blasts of concussive force. The ring can also create fields of force formed from an unknown energy that is bound by the users' will. The limitations of such use are the skill, knowledge and imagination of the user. -DC Wikia

Hence, it is possible to do any number of simultaneous actions, as long as the ring is powered and the user is skilled enough.

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