I root for the Lightening Network’s success, but it seems to have an inherent 
weakness. Since routing tables are not part of the architecture how can the 
sender chose the next recipient so as to effect an efficient path to the 
ultimate receiver? With no routing table available the next receiver's 
connection to the remote ultimate receiver or to the ultimate receiver’s 
proximate connections is unknown. Even a powerful bridge node will not know an 
efficient subsequent path and could send the message on in exactly the most 
inefficient direction. How does choosing an efficient next intermediate 
receiver not remain a guess, a shot in the dark? 
I don’t think any solution to the mesh network routing problem has been found. 
What am I missing here?  Thanks.

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