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Filed Under: aliens, astrobiology, dyson sphere, extraterrestrial life, fermi paradox, goldilocks zone, seti

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    JoeCool (profile), 22 Apr 2015 @ 11:18am

    Re: Re: Dyson Spheres

    I believe the statement stems from the idea that a population grows, or it dies. Stagnant populations usually die just as quick as declining populations. Only growing populations thrive. This would be especially true on an interstellar level as cosmic events like gamma ray bursts will deal with any civilization that isn't expanding into space at a sufficient rate. So power usage would go up even as the race gets more efficient. Especially when they reach the ability to travel in space since space is so large - the power needed to reach even the closest star is astronomical.

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