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GeekyBugle:
Okay, The Torus isn't a Ringworld, it's a tube that forms a ring. Thus no atmosphere is lost unless the part that faces the star is pierced.

Gravitation engines make sure it stays in the correct alignment with it's star.

The days all have the same lenght, so do the nights, the light darkness cycle divides the day in perfect halves. It's created by a ring of screens that float between the star and the torus tied to the structure by electromagnetism.

The floor of the structure is perfectly opaque to all forms of radiation, the roof on the other hand lets light pass in all the spectrum while blocking all the other types of radiation.

Who built it?
Why?
Are they still around?

David Johansen:
1. Engineering students built it.  They weren't human engineering students but the principle is basically the same.  Someone said it couldn't be done and away they went.  The post build bender hasn't ended yet.

2. A low AI nano swarm built it as a result of a coding error.  It was supposed to be a single planet but there was an unexpected recursion loop and insufficient concentrated processing power to correct it. The nano swarm was a self deconstructing one that turned into the topsoil on completion.  A low level concentration of functional nanobots maintains the torus and affects repairs.

3. A god-like alien entity that is the integrated sum of an entire society created it with the intent of creating a utopian society.  Upon completion the structure was judged non-viable for the project and abandoned without creating the intended population.  They left behind a high predation ecology with mega-fauna just to make it interesting.

GeekyBugle:

--- Quote from: David Johansen on May 20, 2022, 11:28:08 PM ---1. Engineering students built it.  They weren't human engineering students but the principle is basically the same.  Someone said it couldn't be done and away they went.  The post build bender hasn't ended yet.

2. A low AI nano swarm built it as a result of a coding error.  It was supposed to be a single planet but there was an unexpected recursion loop and insufficient concentrated processing power to correct it. The nano swarm was a self deconstructing one that turned into the topsoil on completion.  A low level concentration of functional nanobots maintains the torus and affects repairs.

3. A god-like alien entity that is the integrated sum of an entire society created it with the intent of creating a utopian society.  Upon completion the structure was judged non-viable for the project and abandoned without creating the intended population.  They left behind a high predation ecology with mega-fauna just to make it interesting.

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I like number 3.

So there's no intelligent life on it?

If there is where did it come from? Different waves of colonizers from different species?

Part of the mega-fauna are giant nigh immortal worms buried so they eat the dirt from the seas and deposit their refuse on the mountain tops. Thus solving the erosion problem.

Shawn Driscoll:

--- Quote from: GeekyBugle on May 20, 2022, 10:55:05 PM ---Okay, The Torus isn't a Ringworld, it's a tube that forms a ring. Thus no atmosphere is lost unless the part that faces the star is pierced.

Gravitation engines make sure it stays in the correct alignment with it's star.

The days all have the same lenght, so do the nights, the light darkness cycle divides the day in perfect halves. It's created by a ring of screens that float between the star and the torus tied to the structure by electromagnetism.

The floor of the structure is perfectly opaque to all forms of radiation, the roof on the other hand lets light pass in all the spectrum while blocking all the other types of radiation.

Who built it?
Why?
Are they still around?

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Reminds me of Startopia. So I will say there are maintenance bots that still work on the thing to keep stuff running.

GeekyBugle:
Small change: The floating thingys for the night/day cyvle? Forget it.

The roof is made of a smart material that simulates both dawn/dusk and night by regulating the amount of light. This same material is able to change the incidence angle of the light thus simulating the seassons.

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