To keep our Mercury issue on topic, can we take Mercury as a possible location for mining - the energy possibly (??) being supplied by a Dyson sphere. Of course, if this is not possible, alternate energy must be provided.
This is one of my major points. If you collect on Merciry's hot phase you may burn your insulation on conducting wires. Of course, since this is an impossiblr scenario (Dyson), we can transmit power diredtly by EM radiation.I remember that having an operating Dyson swarm is one of the benchmarks of civilization.
I do wonder though how to bus the electricity about. Carrying batteries- it really doesn't seem ideal some
In another thread we were discussing using a laser to send electricity through space, I found that a pretty startling thought