23. "RE: A question on Dyson Spheres & UF"
In response to message #19
LAST EDITED ON Nov-30-17 AT 10:34 PM (EST)
> the structural skeleton would be the "magic" part of the sphere, > emanating some sort of technobabble fuckery that meddles with the > four fundamental forces in such a way as to prevent the structure > from imploding space and time around itself.
That possibility did occur to me as well: you've got the full power output of a star to work with, why not use some of it to keep the structure, er, inflated? Kind of like a space fountain, only more so. If done right it might actually reduce the technobabble coefficient of the design. If the control systems go down you're screwed, but that was true with the impossibly strong material anyway, because the sphere isn't dynamically stable.