Post by Johnny Tindalos
Was sad to read this morning (via Edge.org) that Freeman Dyson has passed away at
the age of 96.
(Wondering, as many have, if the dark matter is all stars inside Dyson spheres, but
I suppose they'd raditate in the infrared and we'd have noticed. Although if you
can make a Dyson sphere maybe you can also reduce/avoid that if you feel like
it...pet black hole as heat sink?)
"Climate Skeptic Freeman Dyson Dies at 96"
"I loved reading Dyson’s visionary articles and work, his son George
Dyson’s book about Project Orion shows how close Dyson and his fellow
scientists came to opening our way to the stars. They developed a known
technology space drive with capabilities straight out of science
fiction, so powerful yet affordable it could conceivably have propelled
a manned mission to Alpha Centauri, or boosted space colonisation
efforts by transporting entire cities to other planets or the Asteroid
"Project Orion was killed off by President Kennedy, when he signed the
Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty."
I have wondered what happened to the Orion drive.