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Shkadov Thrusters

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And old Isaac Arthur, but one from which I've found inspiration for The Man Who Moved the Stars. Naturally. Thought I'd share it.

 


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no replies?

 

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It goes without commenting that anything by Isaac Arthur is phenomenal.

 

I have to say that the episodes about mega-scale constructions like these fascinate me especially. Any civilization that can boast about moving stars themselves is truly epic, in many ways.

 

I find it even more incredible that we measly humans could totally do this. Give us some time, resources and automation and once we reach K2 this is well within the realm of the feasible. Although I really only see an application for this if (a civilization, an ASI, whatever) controls several stars. I think there were clusters of matryoshka brains in Orion’s Arm.

 

Another use that just crossed my mind might be when the andromeda galaxy collides with ours. Any civilization in 4 billion years should possess fairly impressive observations and simulations and might opt to move valuable systems into safer positions. (Given that space is pretty much emptiness I am not quite sure how necessary this, given that you would have to start your manoeuvres centuries/millennia in advance).


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