Re: Setting the controls for the sun

Paul Hughes (
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 13:13:54 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat 8-16-97, Anders Sandberg wrote:

>Actually, I think it might be a great idea to divide the stars >into
a lot of small red dwarfs instead of these beautiful but >wasteful G
and F stars (not to mention the giants!) - that >will save a lot of
otherwise wasted matter and energy and give >us space for a lot of
dyson spheres.

I think a dyson sphere is a tremendous waste of matter. If ones
intent is to maximize useful surface area - a mandelbrot foam-like
structure beats a dyson sphere by several orders of magnitude. Also,
assuming we are uploads, it would be much more effiecient to simulate
our ‘spatial’ experiences rather than actually creating them.

Paul Hughes

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