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How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« on: December 22, 2018, 03:32:40 PM »
I couldn't find an existing thread for this, so I started a new one. I wish I could be around for the day we complete one of these!


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If humans want to expand into space, it will take us incredible amounts of energy. How do we do that? Easy: we will just use the sun’s energy by realizing the most ambitious construction project in history. This is how it works.

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I'm surprised we'd only have to use one planet for this, I was under the impression we'd have to use all the planets we have access to.
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Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 03:39:16 PM »
We'll need something like the Fireball XL5 to get stuff off of Mercury.


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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
Ecclesiastes 10:16
Or: Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is batshit crazy.

Offline Hydra009

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 05:37:56 PM »
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I couldn't find an existing thread for this, so I started a new one. I wish I could be around for the day we complete one of these!


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I'm surprised we'd only have to use one planet for this, I was under the impression we'd have to use all the planets we have access to.
Is this an all-or-nothing deal or could we build a partial Dyson swarm and gradually extend it?  Because doing it all in one go sounds too complex/expensive to realistically accomplish anytime soon.

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 05:56:06 PM »
It probably would take a long time to finish the whole thing, but I don't see why we couldn't take a while to get the whole thing done. Once we get started we could already use whatever energy we'd be getting in just the partial swarm. And as we continue the energy we get would constantly be increasing.
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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
Ecclesiastes 10:16
Or: Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is batshit crazy.

Offline aitm

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 08:02:51 PM »
It would take a long time......like the first part would have outhouses and clubs and the last part would have devices that attach to your parts and literally suck the crap out of ya and alongside the shitter is a swinging bubble with 2 mag nuc bullets that can blow apart a moon. And all the peeps be like..."hey, lets go check out the outhouse"....and there ya have it, our fascination with bodily scat will make it impossible to finish the damn thing.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 08:48:35 PM »
Looked it up.  A dyson ring (a swarm of satellites, all with the same orbit) would suck up a lot of energy while being a relatively simple, easy-to-maintain option.  And the cherry on top is that it can be perpendicular to the Earth, so it wouldn't block any sunlight coming to the Earth.

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 10:05:11 PM »
Ringworld.

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 05:21:20 PM »
We could call it Ouroboros, perhaps.
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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
Ecclesiastes 10:16
Or: Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is batshit crazy.

Offline Baruch

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 01:38:58 AM »
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We could call it Ouroboros, perhaps.

Hopefully not a Mobius strip, I think that would be unstable.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 09:28:59 AM »
I've been waiting to see if we could detect a Dyson Sphere being built.  Its "possible".  And  a suggestion of one (though a couple years old)  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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