The Ultimate Solar Power: Watch What it Takes to Build A Dyson Sphere

Ever wonder how you could create a Dyson sphere? Watch the Youtube channel, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell break it down.
Donovan Alexander

Now it is your time to shine. You ever wonder how humanity intends to build a Dyson sphere? Or maybe you have plans for creating your own one day in the future. The Youtube channel, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, uses their creative visuals and animation to break down what humanity would truly need to do if it were to build a Dyson sphere.

For the uninitiated, a Dyson sphere could be the ultimate source of energy for humanity in the near or distant future. As explained in the video above, a Dyson sphere is a hypothetical structure that would allow a species to capture energy from a star and beam that energy back to any place that is needed.

The structure itself would completely encompass a  star, absorbing energy every hour of the day, giving humans access to almost unlimited energy. As described in the video, the creation of the Dyson sphere would be the equivalent of humans discovering fire.

However, the resources and technology needed to create a fully functioning Dyson sphere is tremendous and is nothing like anything humanity has ever created in its entire existence. Even the smallest stars are massive in size so building a structure to fully encompass one is not the easiest feat.

Nevertheless, some recent discoveries in space indicate a Dyson sphere may, in fact, be possible.