How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure

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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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    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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    • Joel Kelley

      Joel Kelley

      8 dagen geleden

      "We would want to automate as much as possible" Factorio players: Allow us to introduce ourselves.

    • Farid Hisham the cool

      Farid Hisham the cool

      14 dagen geleden

      I just gotta say I LOVE THIS ANIMATION SO MUCH

    • Alemasx

      Alemasx

      17 dagen geleden

      The same effect will begin to act on the mirrors as on the solar sail. Mirrors start move away from the sun and efficiency will drop all the time even if there is a rigid frame, it is not known whether it will withstand stretching from the same effect. For these reasons, it will hardly be possible to build a dyson sphere even in the next 1000-10,000 years For the nearest interstellar flights, antimatter energy can be used to create which can be obtained from thermonuclear fusion from helium 3, of which there are many on gas giants. P.s Sorry for my English. I am not an English speaker and used google translator

    • Jelani Jackson

      Jelani Jackson

      Maand geleden

      One day I will go to mars!

    • Jelani Jackson

      Jelani Jackson

      Maand geleden

      I love space

  2. Felicity H

    Felicity H

    Uur geleden

    Rewatching this video a year later, some of these animations are gruesome lmao

  3. Jiri Novak

    Jiri Novak

    5 uur geleden

    the fish at the end is epic :D

  4. Michael Jaganyi

    Michael Jaganyi

    11 uur geleden

    The fact that other animal species have settled and adopted to their natural environment comfortably but humans need not only to alter the planet but terra forming the solar system itself makes for the human species not only an alien, but clearly an invasive creature in the solar system itself.

  5. One Two

    One Two

    12 uur geleden

    After watching this video Elon Musk said: "Hold my beer".

  6. Shmeppy Fleppy

    Shmeppy Fleppy

    12 uur geleden

    I got a Dyson vacuum ad.

  7. H. J. Paige

    H. J. Paige

    14 uur geleden

    Mercury, watching humans progress: **Chuckles** I'm in danger

  8. Juan

    Juan

    14 uur geleden

    There are 5 fallout games that tell us that fusion energy wont work

  9. SCI-FI Lover

    SCI-FI Lover

    20 uur geleden

    Let's pray for our lamentable moment that we weren't born into an alien future

  10. Kacper M

    Kacper M

    20 uur geleden

    Only kurzgesagt can say that harnessing the energy of the sun is easy lol

  11. Anthony Ekes

    Anthony Ekes

    22 uur geleden

    Here from Ross' infatuation to be educated by the magnificent Dyson Sphere

  12. Olga Figueroa Fábrega

    Olga Figueroa Fábrega

    23 uur geleden

    great for the unlimited energy. but where is the light now coming from?

  13. Miyamoto Musashi

    Miyamoto Musashi

    23 uur geleden

    And how we gonna make transition of collected energy from panels to earth?

  14. Leonardo Liu

    Leonardo Liu

    Dag geleden

    wait- if we did do a Dyson sphere, not a swarm wouldn't earth freeze to death?-

  15. Bangerz

    Bangerz

    Dag geleden

    Elon musk listening to this: mmm I’m listening

  16. Not Whitemountain

    Not Whitemountain

    Dag geleden

    If kurzgesagt makes a game,I can put a huge bet that it will get a 10/10 for animations and gameplay also.

  17. Not Whitemountain

    Not Whitemountain

    Dag geleden

    If kurzgesagt makes a game,I can put a huge bet that it will get a 10/10 for animations and gameplay also.

  18. Not Whitemountain

    Not Whitemountain

    Dag geleden

    If kurzgesagt makes a game,I can put a huge bet that it will get a 10/10 for animations and gameplay also.

  19. PranDaMan

    PranDaMan

    Dag geleden

    Question for the sphere we block the sun to get its energy, But doesn’t the Earth need the sun

  20. KolorowyMisiu

    KolorowyMisiu

    Dag geleden

    love the StarCraft reference.

  21. The Oof show

    The Oof show

    Dag geleden

    Mercury:I’m clickbait

  22. Ankur Bayaskar

    Ankur Bayaskar

    Dag geleden

    That lil magikarp there lmao 7:26

  23. Rodacucos 2

    Rodacucos 2

    Dag geleden

    Esto sólo se puede lograr si sobrevivimos a nuestra estupidez.

  24. Leon Brandrick

    Leon Brandrick

    Dag geleden

    What if we mine astiriodes?

  25. Rogue Assassin

    Rogue Assassin

    2 dagen geleden

    this just IMPOSSIBLE

    • Kanha the third

      Kanha the third

      Dag geleden

      Having machines that understand How to do tasks were thought to be impossible in the past.

  26. kirstielynnx3

    kirstielynnx3

    2 dagen geleden

    Thank you Ross

  27. rina puspitaningrum

    rina puspitaningrum

    2 dagen geleden

    are you like bird?

  28. Xiaohui Pan

    Xiaohui Pan

    2 dagen geleden

    if they covered the sun, places wood no longer have sunglight

  29. The Oof show

    The Oof show

    2 dagen geleden

    No! Not Mercury!

  30. Asbestos Gaming

    Asbestos Gaming

    2 dagen geleden

    3:11 Nebulon B

  31. Matt

    Matt

    2 dagen geleden

    so "hypothetically" if one "hypothetically" took control of this sphere then "hypothetically" turned all the mirrors at a target would you "hypothetically" have a massive laser with the "hypothetical" power of a star?

    • Matt

      Matt

      17 uur geleden

      do what must be done Lord IronArmor...

    • IronArmor

      IronArmor

      20 uur geleden

      @Matt Yes my lord, i will get the super star destroyer fired up right away.

    • Matt

      Matt

      20 uur geleden

      @IronArmor Ok now we just need to eat mercury!

    • IronArmor

      IronArmor

      21 uur geleden

      @Matt Oh well count me in then.

    • Matt

      Matt

      23 uur geleden

      @IronArmor but only a hypotheticly real life death star.(shhhhh I am a sith and want to rule the world)

  32. Erick k

    Erick k

    2 dagen geleden

    the music is a BANGER

  33. David Augusto Jr

    David Augusto Jr

    2 dagen geleden

    *We need to send this video to SpaceX and scientists NOW*

  34. Robotakeover

    Robotakeover

    3 dagen geleden

    What happens if the thing collecting the energy on earth blows up/can’t take the mass energy

  35. Robotakeover

    Robotakeover

    3 dagen geleden

    That would kill off humans becouse there would be no heat?!?

    • my hand

      my hand

      2 dagen geleden

      Where do the power in the Dyson sphere collected? Earth of

  36. Robert Enyart

    Robert Enyart

    3 dagen geleden

    when i first heard the words Dyson Sphere, and when i heard the song, at first i thought the words were Dicen's Fear! 😂

  37. Erlend U

    Erlend U

    3 dagen geleden

    Its stuff like this that makes me choose immortality when someone asks what superpower id choose

  38. Tom Atkins

    Tom Atkins

    3 dagen geleden

    Has anyone else ever noticed there are Pokémon in some of Kurzegasgt's videos? There's clearly a Magikarp in this one, and in another video about alien civilisations on of them distinctly looked like Mew. I'm sure there are some in other videos as well, I'm keeping an eye out ;)

  39. Sehaj Kaler

    Sehaj Kaler

    3 dagen geleden

    When you want to destroy Mercury but some dudes want to throw nukes at each other :/

  40. Francis Ros

    Francis Ros

    3 dagen geleden

    Why not make a video game like this on google play

  41. Holphana Scott

    Holphana Scott

    3 dagen geleden

    say the dyson swarm failed and an entire planet of minerals was absorbed into the explosion of the sun - with the extra matter - it would cool it down right? probably by a miniscule amount but it makes me wonder if it was possible and how much it would take to turn our sun into a solid planet. I mean our planet basically encompasses a sun in this sort of state. We know very little about our core but its basically just high temperature metals swimming around. would it really be any more dangerous to harness that energy than the sun? sorry im a bit stoned haha.

  42. Orion Yahbrin

    Orion Yahbrin

    3 dagen geleden

    The only guy who is crazy enough to do this is Elon musk

  43. M A L

    M A L

    3 dagen geleden

    Is it just me or does everyone else reaaaaalllly reaaaaallllllly want to make this, like super badly?!

  44. Norwood Partz

    Norwood Partz

    3 dagen geleden

    *This video demonstrates that if one uses a presenter with a British accent then the most idiotic assertions can be made to sound logical.*

  45. Terrator

    Terrator

    3 dagen geleden

    ha, easy. Years go brrrrrrrrrr

  46. Leon Jacklyn

    Leon Jacklyn

    4 dagen geleden

    So basically we can fast forward the Human Age to 2200 but we are too busy fighting ourselves?

  47. WrathingLock✔️

    WrathingLock✔️

    4 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt - What the hell does that mean

    • my hand

      my hand

      2 dagen geleden

      NLcameras channel

  48. Ponera Grimoire

    Ponera Grimoire

    4 dagen geleden

    As one of my friends once said, why try to understand the universe before we completely understand ourselves?

  49. Nova Corps

    Nova Corps

    4 dagen geleden

    There is an error: If the dyson sphere's mirrors are kept in the way in the video, there would be less sun light on earth. So you must keep the satellites facing upwards so that earth does not gets freezeed. Please fix this quickly.

  50. Ainwood’s World

    Ainwood’s World

    4 dagen geleden

    If only I were able to see this beauty in my lifetime. Hope the afterlife has a spectate mode

  51. Abhinay Limbu

    Abhinay Limbu

    4 dagen geleden

    Magicarp used splash **Nothing happened**

  52. Shuichi Saihara

    Shuichi Saihara

    5 dagen geleden

    You guys should make a game kinda like you just did here, I’d pay to play lol.

  53. Earth

    Earth

    5 dagen geleden

    i feel like the animator has a fetish of bird organs

  54. T2.토린

    T2.토린

    5 dagen geleden

    07:05 스타크래프트 뭐옄ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  55. 2021 S2G4 03 CHAN SHING FUNG

    2021 S2G4 03 CHAN SHING FUNG

    5 dagen geleden

    Finally a use for antivaxxers, flat earthers and Karen’s Miners on mercury

  56. Mr soon

    Mr soon

    5 dagen geleden

    theoretical physicists: its not just possible, its easy engineers: am i a joke to you

  57. Cat Beard

    Cat Beard

    5 dagen geleden

    So 2 birds died in this vid

  58. Tofu Fingers

    Tofu Fingers

    6 dagen geleden

    Unlimited power

  59. CANDO WE

    CANDO WE

    6 dagen geleden

    aliens: y’all will run outta energy lol. humans: uno reverse card. aliens: NOOOO OUR ENERGY! humans: hahaha u haven’t learned how to make a dysonsphere :D

  60. TerraMasterGuy

    TerraMasterGuy

    6 dagen geleden

    what if our ancestors wanted to build a Dyson sphere so they used this video as a tutorial

  61. GachaGirl

    GachaGirl

    6 dagen geleden

    Where do I find the game displayed?

  62. Glubby

    Glubby

    7 dagen geleden

    i want a game like this

  63. Not Smart

    Not Smart

    7 dagen geleden

    What if we made a mini sun in the earth and make a dyson sphere from that mini sun which intern would give us the neccassary energy to start launching the resources needed to start the operation

    • 100 Ton

      100 Ton

      5 dagen geleden

      That's called fusion energy, they made a video on it and I suggest you watch it

  64. mamta .a

    mamta .a

    7 dagen geleden

    Basically impossible as yet :__)) but its so exciting

  65. Dr. Mango

    Dr. Mango

    7 dagen geleden

    So, when's the release date for this?

  66. Mubby

    Mubby

    7 dagen geleden

    I'm gonna make a stormbreaker outta this

  67. King Kool

    King Kool

    7 dagen geleden

    This would be the most coolest thing to see ever. Sadly we all would be LLLOOONNNGGG GONE before this happen. Dang! smh At least we have these animation to image it.

  68. Rodrigo Clavero

    Rodrigo Clavero

    7 dagen geleden

    Unlimited power!!!

  69. Dawidekpolaktutaj Gaming

    Dawidekpolaktutaj Gaming

    7 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: A dyson sphere will be an invention as hard as the invention of fire for our ancestors Also kurzgesagt: Its not just possible, But easy!

  70. Fyred

    Fyred

    7 dagen geleden

    Hey Ferb, I know what we are gonna do today! We are building a Dyson sphere NASA Engineer: Aren't you little young to build a Dyson Sphere Phineas: Yes, yes I am.

  71. That Guy

    That Guy

    7 dagen geleden

    You could harvest me. I'm also very metal

  72. Pure Mart co.,Ltd.

    Pure Mart co.,Ltd.

    8 dagen geleden

    Seriously a space ship that is a boat

  73. Manetinaj

    Manetinaj

    8 dagen geleden

    We didn't even finnish making fusion reactors, so a dyson sphere won't be made in 10 years.

  74. Revan Ismayilov

    Revan Ismayilov

    8 dagen geleden

    -humans- chickens

  75. Joel Kelley

    Joel Kelley

    8 dagen geleden

    In this week's The Daily Life of Crunchyroll-Hime (art by @coughdrops!!) ✨ Hime and Raizel are defeated by an unlikely foe 🐱🍌

  76. thomas aquinas

    thomas aquinas

    8 dagen geleden

    Two problems with the Dyson sphere theory: 1-creatures with the abilities to toss around planets with ease would be so advanced as to bear no resemblance to anything we could understand. 2-why in the world would super-advanced peoples need a giant inverted Earth as a shell about their star? People so advanced might be electrovores or mere 'ghosts' to our senses, not needing mundane things such as corn fields or that white picket fence...

  77. Boomed Pig

    Boomed Pig

    8 dagen geleden

    Level=2

  78. Jay plays Roblox2020

    Jay plays Roblox2020

    8 dagen geleden

    5:38 Elon musk: hold my beer Elon musk 10 seconds later: THE FALCON HEAVY

  79. Faziarry

    Faziarry

    8 dagen geleden

    Someone make a video game like this

  80. Joey Gonker

    Joey Gonker

    8 dagen geleden

    Maybe people will eventually revert back to using muscle power.

  81. Jackson Rathel

    Jackson Rathel

    9 dagen geleden

    I Just What Humanity To Die Of Natural Causes And I Want Things To Go Naturally

  82. Pingor Bálint

    Pingor Bálint

    9 dagen geleden

    Satellite: im gonna fly to the sun on a cool rocket Humans: Well yes, but actually *yeet*

  83. DENTU DENTU

    DENTU DENTU

    9 dagen geleden

    Me playing minecraft: yes i made a tiny village in creative Kurzegat :disasmebals planet. Me:God damit

  84. awicha waskar

    awicha waskar

    9 dagen geleden

    Havre à look to Chinese research!!! Awicha

  85. 띠용

    띠용

    9 dagen geleden

    9:12 ㅋㅋㅋ 꽥 뭔데요

    • T2.토린

      T2.토린

      5 dagen geleden

  86. Z Z

    Z Z

    9 dagen geleden

    il

  87. Harjodh Singh

    Harjodh Singh

    9 dagen geleden

    Hey.... Wht about the " zero point energy field"....there's a lot of energy... 😐🙂🤨🤔

  88. Pyrimon Productions

    Pyrimon Productions

    9 dagen geleden

    I think you’re forgetting about the fact that humans need sunlight to survive.

    • my hand

      my hand

      2 dagen geleden

      You know they don't make the sphere just to cover sunlight right?

  89. man with pen around neck

    man with pen around neck

    9 dagen geleden

    U mean if we Survive capitalism remember that we the people r slaves in there system ergo have no political power aka no choice

    • man with pen around neck

      man with pen around neck

      2 dagen geleden

      @my hand wtf idiot ?

    • my hand

      my hand

      2 dagen geleden

      What, Communism?

  90. man with pen around neck

    man with pen around neck

    9 dagen geleden

    No one needs Fusion energy.....that again is just rich cunts trying to own all Civilisation

    • my hand

      my hand

      2 dagen geleden

      Yeah go be a walmart cashier back again

    • - aDM1s -

      - aDM1s -

      7 dagen geleden

      I dont think you realize just how revolutionary fusion energy could be. It produces ridiculous amounts of energy from materials like sea water and would render coal oil and gas obsolete. Fusion energy produces next to no pollutants and is incredibly efficient. There are literally no downsides to it.

  91. C R

    C R

    9 dagen geleden

    No ducks were harmed in the creation of this video.

  92. Broderick Carter

    Broderick Carter

    9 dagen geleden

    "did you do it?" "Yes" "What did it cost?" "Mercury"

  93. Fernib

    Fernib

    9 dagen geleden

    Rip birds

  94. Bro. Don

    Bro. Don

    10 dagen geleden

    Only Chinese can achieve this

  95. Science and maths plus

    Science and maths plus

    10 dagen geleden

    The mercury dissembly system remids me of World Devastators from Dark Empire.

  96. Science and maths plus

    Science and maths plus

    10 dagen geleden

    It looks and seems like a death star crossed with a star forge.

  97. ayush singh /meet

    ayush singh /meet

    10 dagen geleden

    wow

  98. BucketGamer YT

    BucketGamer YT

    10 dagen geleden

    Wait what how about solar stroms and money.......... :v

  99. Gelatinous

    Gelatinous

    10 dagen geleden

    Dyson spheres won't actually happen in the future, thanks to antimatter. Annhialating antimater generates a ridiculous amout of energy, with one gram of the stuff possessing enough power to destroy a small country.

  100. Nicholas Wang

    Nicholas Wang

    10 dagen geleden

    dang I kinda want a game where you control human life from start to complete galaxy control

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