Thread: Dyson Sphere
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Old October 10 2012, 05:11 AM   #48
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Re: Dyson Sphere

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Didn't someone once say that by the time a civilization develops the ability to build a Dyson sphere, they'll be so advanced that they won't need to?
No, the Dyson Sphere "phase" is an important milestone...being able to harness all the power of the sun without waste...but as incredbile as it is to believe, is still a stepping stone to more advanced civilizations....

A good read that has comparisons of such civilizations is Stephen Baxter's "The Timeships".

http://www.amazon.com/The-Time-Ships.../dp/0061056480

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