How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure

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  • Published: 20 December 2018
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    If humans want to expand into space, it will take us incredible amounts of energy. How do we do that? Easy: we will just use the sun’s energy by realizing the most ambitious construction project in history. This is how it works.
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    • PROXIlol
      PROXIlol  4 日 前

      Warp engin = graviticontrol = fusion energi = micro star creation = unlimited energi

      • Hippity Hoppity
        Hippity Hoppity  7 日 前

        why bother with cloth when you could PRINT MONEY? Simply make a mobile game and ask money for it in return. That trick always seems to work and is completely legal.

        • Suzie Cairns
          Suzie Cairns  7 日 前

          You should make a game I bet it will be fun

          • CptObvious
            CptObvious  8 日 前

            When are you guys making this game so i can buy it ?

            • Raymond Rose
              Raymond Rose  8 日 前

              Maybe Dark Matter across the universe is Dysons spheres and a race isn't considered worth contacting until they complete their Dyson Sphere. It makes sense from a Galactic Perspective. Without a Dyson Sphere it could be that ships cannot refuel that easily and there may be transport technology that requires near unlimited energy to operate, such as wormholes ect.

              • SehniorGamer
                SehniorGamer  45 分 前

                Aliens IQ: 202.31 Kurzgesagt IQ: The numbers are bigger than the energy Sun produces.

                • Valnar Darnus
                  Valnar Darnus  時間 前

                  Cool music

                  • Roberto Tallarino
                    Roberto Tallarino  2 時間 前

                    If you detach a Xyz material from a Dyson sphere you can attack your opponent directly

                    • unseenufo
                      unseenufo  4 時間 前

                      Do you want a Halo? Because, thats how you get Halos

                      • Shady Shay
                        Shady Shay  7 時間 前

                        We forgot something. How are we going to transfer the energy around?

                        • Chonghan L
                          Chonghan L  4 時間 前

                          Shady Shay more lazers

                          • Saif Ansari
                            Saif Ansari  7 時間 前

                            You did not speak about how we'll store the energy of the sun ? Even if we start harnessing the energy how and where will we store it ?

                            • MONSTER CAT
                              MONSTER CAT  11 時間 前

                              This would put earth in a permanent darkness

                              • no u
                                no u  13 時間 前

                                ACHIEVEMT COMPLETE 0:40

                                • no u
                                  no u  13 時間 前

                                  MOAR LVL UP 0:19

                                  • no u
                                    no u  13 時間 前

                                    0:03 LVL UP

                                    • GamingwithAlwyn 999
                                      GamingwithAlwyn 999  14 時間 前

                                      But if we cover the sun with satellites it would block out the light and the heat so wouldn’t we die on Earth?

                                      • Muhammed Uvaiz Sha
                                        Muhammed Uvaiz Sha  14 時間 前

                                        First make something to store lightning energy. 😂

                                        • BobEckert56
                                          BobEckert56  14 時間 前

                                          Such insufferable hubris.

                                          • Adek
                                            Adek  15 時間 前

                                            I love the music in this episode :D

                                            • James Haywood
                                              James Haywood  18 時間 前

                                              Nobody: Our descendants: "LET'S FUCKING DISASSEMBLE MERCURY"

                                              • Alex Kiat
                                                Alex Kiat  18 時間 前

                                                A new weapon to destroy Earth

                                                • Sushi Rabit
                                                  Sushi Rabit  21 時間 前

                                                  Oh yeah, building something in relative innovation to creating fire is not only possible, but """easy""".

                                                  • Miranha
                                                    Miranha  21 時間 前

                                                    Oh shit why i had born now instead 500 years from now

                                                    • darkcap232
                                                      darkcap232  日 前

                                                      Send this to elon musk

                                                      • Cristian
                                                        Cristian  日 前

                                                        A Dyson sphere is very difficult to build Forerunners: hold my Onyx planet and Halo rings

                                                        • Squishy
                                                          Squishy  日 前

                                                          I feel like this happened on Star Trek and ended poorly.

                                                          • Joev
                                                            Joev  日 前

                                                            i kinda cried ... dunno why i cried its kinda horrific knowing that "humankind" can evolve that much ^if possible^

                                                            • CoolzMcNugget
                                                              CoolzMcNugget  日 前

                                                              maybe if murcury was a reverse dyson spere made to act like a solar panel and sent it back to earth

                                                              • Leo-Aki Siafa
                                                                Leo-Aki Siafa  日 前

                                                                have you done one with a ring world or stella engine?????????? and if not can you please do one ?

                                                                • Fuck Google
                                                                  Fuck Google  日 前

                                                                  Humanity is going into the ground, forever

                                                                  • Dane Seto
                                                                    Dane Seto  日 前

                                                                    Sooooo... solar power

                                                                    • MasterQL5
                                                                      MasterQL5  日 前

                                                                      Sir, i think you made a mistake. When i build one in Stellaris i never get infinite energy.

                                                                      • Iain the guitarist

                                                                        This looks so satisfying...

                                                                        • TheRealSketchy YT

                                                                          i need the whole earth here or no energy for wifi

                                                                          • 1503 김동우
                                                                            1503 김동우  日 前

                                                                            i like this a lot!

                                                                            • aaronl19
                                                                              aaronl19  日 前

                                                                              A _Dyson_ Sphere in the _vacuum_ if space

                                                                              • Devon LeClair
                                                                                Devon LeClair  日 前

                                                                                This. Is. AMAZING!!!!!

                                                                                • K0d4Y
                                                                                  K0d4Y  日 前

                                                                                  7h40 INTERESTELAR

                                                                                  • Arián Gonzalez
                                                                                    Arián Gonzalez  日 前

                                                                                    Pero que pasaria si en mercurio hubiera vida inteligente gastando el metal en consoladores, y entonces a nosotros no nos alcansaria el metal restante para hacer nuestra orbita de espejos?

                                                                                    • Skeppy the ok
                                                                                      Skeppy the ok  日 前

                                                                                      Me: our limits aren't imagi- Dyson Sphere:

                                                                                      • Garfield
                                                                                        Garfield  日 前

                                                                                        Sounds fun. Only problem is that they can't find me

                                                                                        • Phillip Playz
                                                                                          Phillip Playz  2 日 前

                                                                                          T h o h o w we s t o r e

                                                                                          • I dont wanna use my name

                                                                                            Not gonna happen for 10s of thousands of years

                                                                                            • Travis Person
                                                                                              Travis Person  2 日 前

                                                                                              I need this game.

                                                                                              • Woodoospirit
                                                                                                Woodoospirit  2 日 前

                                                                                                interseting that were only at stage 0.73 and need to get to stage 2 to actually have enough *energy* to build that dyson sphere.

                                                                                                • AmineGamer 1
                                                                                                  AmineGamer 1  2 日 前

                                                                                                  Poor pigeons 🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                                  • Youssef Tarek
                                                                                                    Youssef Tarek  2 日 前

                                                                                                    This so cooooolllll

                                                                                                    • YouTube follower
                                                                                                      YouTube follower  2 日 前

                                                                                                      Humanity is way too divided for this to be possible

                                                                                                      • Adrian TheYeetedOne
                                                                                                        Adrian TheYeetedOne  2 日 前

                                                                                                        This is like some comic future type stuff

                                                                                                        • Leo Menninger
                                                                                                          Leo Menninger  2 日 前

                                                                                                          yeah blocking out all of Earth's sunlight is a great idea! its not like it supports the primary production of all breathable air and food or anything

                                                                                                          • Augusto Gamboa
                                                                                                            Augusto Gamboa  2 日 前

                                                                                                            How to build a Dyson Sphere the easy way. Easy *you cant*

                                                                                                            • Benedek Kristály
                                                                                                              Benedek Kristály  2 日 前

                                                                                                              7:05 The other secies are the Protoss and Zerg fom Starcaft?

                                                                                                              • chase smith
                                                                                                                chase smith  2 日 前

                                                                                                                Achievement:Really mess up 🤣 got me

                                                                                                                • -Tempest -
                                                                                                                  -Tempest -  2 日 前

                                                                                                                  How do you build something like that and not have the suns gravity affecting it

                                                                                                                  • Renzo Pabia
                                                                                                                    Renzo Pabia  2 日 前

                                                                                                                    And I think with the Dyson sphere earth will be safe when the sun turns into a red giant!

                                                                                                                    • Fun Korean Person
                                                                                                                      Fun Korean Person  2 日 前

                                                                                                                      Baby boomers: *cause air,water pollution* Also baby boomers: 2:58

                                                                                                                      • SilverGalaxy728
                                                                                                                        SilverGalaxy728  2 日 前

                                                                                                                        4:21 hey starfox

                                                                                                                        • Fatty Boi
                                                                                                                          Fatty Boi  2 日 前

                                                                                                                          thanks for the tutorial man! It worked, I followed it step by step.

                                                                                                                          • Schnauz LP
                                                                                                                            Schnauz LP  2 日 前

                                                                                                                            Can you please make a game in your style. Like Anno 2070

                                                                                                                            • Oroshi the Rider
                                                                                                                              Oroshi the Rider  2 日 前

                                                                                                                              Or 2205, since it's more in the future

                                                                                                                              • Lone Wolf07
                                                                                                                                Lone Wolf07  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                Please make a game

                                                                                                                                • rus ball
                                                                                                                                  rus ball  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                  Hey Stellaris!

                                                                                                                                  • mystic gamer
                                                                                                                                    mystic gamer  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                    Will the sun and other planet affected if mercury is gone?

                                                                                                                                    • yoav mazor
                                                                                                                                      yoav mazor  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                      I dont get how can you create thrust from electricity we will be stuck with all that energy.

                                                                                                                                      • THE SPY
                                                                                                                                        THE SPY  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                        This could happen much faster just shoot something into space with a message and hope something finds it

                                                                                                                                        • Jimmy Neutron
                                                                                                                                          Jimmy Neutron  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                          am i the only one who is scared of the future? .-.

                                                                                                                                          • Alternative Alan
                                                                                                                                            Alternative Alan  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                            I have horrific flashbacks of the previous videos when hearing the intro

                                                                                                                                            • Creamy Jr
                                                                                                                                              Creamy Jr  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                              But would that cause lots of people to die because ur blocking the sunlight

                                                                                                                                              • Devon Jansen
                                                                                                                                                Devon Jansen  2 日 前

                                                                                                                                                this will make the sun a white dwarf witch is not radioactive enough thus killing all plants that rely on small amounts of radiation witch means know more oxygen production witch will kill all

                                                                                                                                                • Lord Aamer
                                                                                                                                                  Lord Aamer  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                  2:48 SHIIIIIIIIIIIZAAAAAAAAAAA!

                                                                                                                                                  • giang tran
                                                                                                                                                    giang tran  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                    this make me want to know, how life will be look like in the future.... so sad that i will never know....

                                                                                                                                                    • Dedim1 Plays
                                                                                                                                                      Dedim1 Plays  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                      SOMEONE CREATE A PETITION TO SEND THIS TO ELON MUSK OR JEFF BEZOS OR EVEN NASA. SOMEONE PLEASE DO THIS

                                                                                                                                                      • PhoenixMagnet X
                                                                                                                                                        PhoenixMagnet X  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                        I like how no one is talking about the birds' deaths.

                                                                                                                                                        • Moria Casan
                                                                                                                                                          Moria Casan  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                          Genocide against animals, genocide against people, genocide against planets, genocide against the Stars, genocide against a whole planetary system. Humanity level 5? Or is it -5?

                                                                                                                                                          • KnifesSpidey
                                                                                                                                                            KnifesSpidey  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                            *Elon Musk wants to know your location*

                                                                                                                                                            • KnifesSpidey
                                                                                                                                                              KnifesSpidey  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                              *Nasa wants to know your location*

                                                                                                                                                              • Rmiix
                                                                                                                                                                Rmiix  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                                I want a game out of that

                                                                                                                                                                • H.P Alternativeproduction

                                                                                                                                                                  OMG the sound treck is really good This channel is really high quality

                                                                                                                                                                  • Rujewitblood
                                                                                                                                                                    Rujewitblood  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                                    everything unlimited until it actually isn't

                                                                                                                                                                    • Michael Vinson
                                                                                                                                                                      Michael Vinson  3 日 前

                                                                                                                                                                      We dont know whats 10 miles below us lets figure that out first