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What happened to nature?
Justin Ruckman (M, 36)
Charlotte, US
Immortal since Dec 11, 2007
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    What happened to nature?
    How to stay in touch with our biological origins in a world devoid of nature? The majestic nature that once inspired poets, painters and...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    Dyson sphere

    "A Dyson sphere (or shell as it appeared in the original paper) is a hypothetical megastructure that was originally described by Freeman Dyson as a system of orbiting solar power satellites meant to completely encompass a star and capture its entire energy output. Dyson speculated that such structures would be the logical consequence of the long-term survival of technological civilizations, and proposed that searching for evidence of the existence of such structures might lead to the detection of advanced intelligent extraterrestrial life." 

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    whochacha     Thu, Dec 13, 2007  Permanent link
    too bad we're only Type One
    great stuff - thanks
    HackerLastPip     Sun, Jan 6, 2008  Permanent link
    Do you know of the novel ringworld? It takes place on a hypothetical structure similar to the Dyson sphere.
    bpwnes     Sun, Jan 6, 2008  Permanent link
    Wouldn't the sphere be bombarded by comets and other things? Wouldn't it also bake the planet?