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Old October 9 2012, 08:37 PM   #46
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Re: Dyson Sphere

The Sphere builders were defeated in 'Enterprise', so there ya go.. Oh wait.. lol
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Old October 9 2012, 11:30 PM   #47
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Aha! Enterprise is an alternate timeline after all!
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Old October 10 2012, 05:11 AM   #48
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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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Old October 10 2012, 07:17 AM   #49
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Anybody capable of building a solid sphere as shown in "Relics" would definitely be way beyond the need to do so. A simple solar energy collector "swarm" would be a different matter, and perhaps indeed something of a stepping stone.

Perhaps Dyson spheres in the solar energy collector sense are part of the Star Trek universe as well, and simply happen to go by some different name? In contrast, the solid sphere clearly was completely unique, and apparently did hold the exclusive right to the name "Dyson Sphere" in the Trek universe...

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Old October 10 2012, 01:16 PM   #50
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Anybody capable of building a solid sphere as shown in "Relics" would definitely be way beyond the need to do so. A simple solar energy collector "swarm" would be a different matter, and perhaps indeed something of a stepping stone.

Perhaps Dyson spheres in the solar energy collector sense are part of the Star Trek universe as well, and simply happen to go by some different name? In contrast, the solid sphere clearly was completely unique, and apparently did hold the exclusive right to the name "Dyson Sphere" in the Trek universe...

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