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How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure

  • Publicado em 19 Dez 2018
  • 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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  • Ian Roach
    Ian Roach 2 anos atrás +14

    "did you do it?"

  • Syn
    Syn  +952

    i can imagine building the dyson sphere would be much easier than resolving conflicts we have right now.

  • ElectricAirways

    At the start: "But building it won't be easy"

  • Eqvil
    Eqvil  +368

    I wonder how the Dyson sphere would affect the temperatures of the planets in the Solar system?

  • Ashley Clarke

    The good thing with a Dyson swarm is that's it's totally modular and relativity low tech. We have the ability to start putting some large solar collectors into space now if we wanted.

  • Jesse Lutz
    Jesse Lutz 14 dias atrás +8

    For anyone saying there should be a game like this, there literally already is, it's called Dyson Sphere Program and it's amazing

  • JustAboutEverything
    JustAboutEverything Anos atrás +7

    I can just imagine people protesting the Dyson Structure to save mercury lmao

  • laffi
    laffi  +118

    When I first saw the Dyson Sphere design with the entire cube tightly around the Sun, I was completly declining that it would ever work, because of heat and the size of the Sun, but having small mirrors flying around the Sun actually seems plausible. They could be far enough away to not smelt, and the Sun beams would actually hit the mirrors without too much hassle.

  • zinTaxZA
    zinTaxZA  +86

    Awesome stuff! Very happy with the outcome. This guide works perfectly for anyone who wanna DIY a dyson sphere. 11/10

  • InManOut
    InManOut  +40

    I just want to thank you for suchah a great DIY tutorial! This worked perfectly and I love my new home. My house has infinite energy!

  • Commentee E

    I know that this is supposed to an informational video about how to harness energy from the sun but it really gets me in the mood to play a game where I harvest energy in mass. You not only are great at providing information but you also know how to make me explore. Good job

  • Kaminome
    Kaminome 21 dia atrás +7

    Thank you for the tutorial, will definitely try this out

  • Zaronwriter
    Zaronwriter 2 anos atrás +12

    theoretical physicists: its not just possible, its easy

  • Renan Albrecht Alves

    Que vídeo bom! Parabéns pelo trabalho, adorei!

  • FactsMachine

    I've watched this video a few times now, and while I understand the concept of setting up the array, I'm now a little more curious about the energy collector. If the array of mirrors is meant to direct the concentrated solar energy to a collection station isn't this just a massive Archimedes' Laser? How would it safely land only in the collection stations without burning everything in it's path on the way there? Or would these collection stations be placed in independent orbits to constantly collect and relay that energy further?

  • cainster
    cainster  +20

    As long as Scotty is okay, I approve of the Dyson Sphere project.

  • maasro
    maasro  +14

    I'm wondering, since a Dyson sphere would obviously affect the emission pattern of a star, it should be visible to our larger telescopes. Up until how far away (or how many star systems) should our telescopes be able to detect Dyson spheres? And if this number is large, shouldn't that worry us about feasibility of Dyson spheres (or even longevity of intelligent species), since we haven't detected one yet? On the one hand I'm happy we haven't seen other intelligent life yet outside earth (as quite probably it would be far more advanced, aware of us, be able to get to us a lot quicker than the other way around and could therefore well treat us like we treat all less intelligent species we encounter), but on the other hand it also worries me (as it is a sign that apparently, advanced intelligence can't be sustained for long, hinting that on a relatively short term, it will inevitably destroy itself).

  • Prathik Tuniguntla

    I really like this video and how it presents the useless short-term consequences of war and conflict

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    We were born just in time to speculate whether or not humanity can achieve this level of technology