there will always be a time delay caused, the speed of light dictates the minimum delay between a signal being sent and received after all.
This is in reference to Starfleet com badges. It made me wonder: what's to say com badges use conventional radio, rather than subspace communications? I haven't given it a lot of thought, but I was under the impression that com badges were subspace.
- Is it ever explicitly stated what communications technology is used "under the hood" by the com badges?
- If it is explicitly stated, then what is it?
- If it is not explicitly stated, then what can we derive from what we see on screen as well as other authoritative sources?
- Also, does this change over the course of the series?