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Transcomputational Problems
« on: December 25, 2013, 11:44:35 PM »
I have an appreciation for science fiction that keeps it as close as possible to science fact. The episode on Dyson Spheres made some good points about the physical limitations of some of the models. But there could be any number of creative solutions to constructing some type of mega-structure or network of mega-structures capable of doing work. But what kind of work? Just people living in some type of antiquated environment? What about the "Matrioshka Brain"? Wikipedia. I imagine a solar system sized brain with a propulsion system capable of reaching nearby long-living red stars or even creating and sustaining them from scratch.

I guess what I'm craving is a discussion on the Kardashev scale. Is it even possible to harness the energy of an entire galaxy if we're limited by C?