Re: Setting the controls for the sun

Paul Hughes (
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 12:10:53 -0700 (PDT)

CarlF wrote-

> Thanks for the reference, I wasn't aware of it. I presume you're
>talking about his paper that appeared in "Interstellar Migration and
>the Human Experience".
> Well, I don't have Crisell's paper to compare with. But I suspect
>his work, like that of Beech, was dedicated to *extending* the
lifetime >of the Sun, whereas I want to *shorten* it

Yes - that is correct. I last laid eyes on it over 7 years ago.
As I recall he was definitely trying to *extend* the life of the sun
by converting it into a white dwarf. His hope was to *sustain* a
10E15+ population solar civilization over trillions of years.
I find this whole concept interesting - as extropians do we emphasize
intelligence increase (your method), longevity (Criswells/Beech’s
method) or a delicate balance of both?

Paul Hughes

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