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Book and Film Discussions > Dyson sphere, swarms, globe, ring: any nonfiction recommendations?

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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex (asato) I'm interested in learning more about any of the many variations on the Dyson sphere.

Any recs?


message 2: by Ian (new)

Ian Miller | 10662 comments I would keep away from the solid sphere because this would not be gravitationally stable. As I understand it, Freeman Dyson actually proposed a number of separate orbiting satellites around the star. The problem then is to stop them colliding. Sorry, but I don't know of any answers to this problem other than to have them moderately well spaced in a common orbit.


message 3: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Williams (houseofwilliams) Alex wrote: "I'm interested in learning more about any of the many variations on the Dyson sphere.

Any recs?"


And you want non-fiction references? Here are a few I can recommend:

Dyson Sphere FAQ and some studies on where they might be found:

http://www.aleph.se/Nada/dysonFAQ.html
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.04376.pdf
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1505.05131.pdf

George Dvorsky (good futuist writer at IO9):

http://www.sentientdevelopments.com/2...

From the master himself:

http://www.islandone.org/LEOBiblio/SE...


message 4: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Williams (houseofwilliams) But first, the artwork!

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message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex (asato) thanks, Matthew and Ian!

I did start reading the Dyson sphere FAQ and did learn that Dyson's idea was more of an orbiting shell of individual satellites. I'll check out the other links.


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