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Large space habitats (aka Stupidly colossal space habitats)

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A sequel to this post. Most of this comes from Orion's Arm, as usual. But not all.

 

Ederworlds/Gravity Balloons. Just learned about them tonight. A big bubble of air enclosed by a solid exterior, hundreds of thousands of kilometers across. No artificial gravity. Fun stuff.

 

Banks Orbitals. Essentially a ringworld in miniature, a few million kilometers wide.

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Credit: Matthew C. Johnson

 

Ringworlds. Well known by now, no need to describe them.

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Credit: Harry Frank

 

And the ultimate space construct, the Dyson Sphere:

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Credit: SentientDevelopments.com


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Would this be done by AI controlled Robots?



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Presumably that's how they'd be built. If not AI-controlled, then posthuman-controlled robots, certainly. 


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I like the one on the top the best: it reminds me of a medeival like natural world, that under the surface has a globe spanning computer system.


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Isaac Arthur has a thing on this. Though personally I'm skeptical about the point of a large-scale Birch World. A 1 light year wide planet would be pretty epic, but I don't really see how it's superior to 400 billion dyson spheres.

 







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