Why Stanford Torus In-Space Colonies and No Larger

There is always talk of Dyson's Sphere, or Niven Ringworld, or O'Neill colony islands' 1, 2, and 3. None are really worth the design papers they are drawn up on.

O'Neill spherical colony Island1 because overall it is far too variable in gravities in its single living area. You couldn't visit many neighbors, or do anything or deal in any weights, without a constant of ever-changing gravity condition. The Torus shape of the living area of the Stanford Torus limits this constant gravity changing hell. As to the rest, all the way up the Dyson's Sphere and Niven's Ringworld, they are too big, too great in exposed outer and inner surface area, and just too concentrated for the survival of the mass life that would be in them in the deadly dangerous overall environment of the Space Frontier. It will be best to go smaller and more dispersed for survival in order to go larger for the prospering of both survival and individualism (thus prosperity in the custom diversity and variety of life facilitation . . . and all otherwise facilitation).

For "colony" minimal living space and environment for comfortable city-state living, or land wildlife and sea life variable habitations, or other inhabiting, the Stanford Torus in one, to millions, more than meets the bill of particulars for sizing and spread dispersion in local and wide area networks for individuality (thus peace), survival, and prospering.
I was watching a couple of YouTube videos on the Stanford Torus and a price of 900-billion dollars came up to build just one. That would have been the equivalent price of the fleets and effort involved the conquest and colonization of Cuba, Mexico and Peru by Spain in the 1500s, remembering the crowned heads of Spain had to borrow the money for three ships for Columbus in 1492CE.

You don't start with a Stanford Torus space colony. You start with '2001: A Space Odyssey' and/or 'Voyager Station' gravity-based stations and work outward and upward toward tooling facilities and construction shacks to output Stanford Torus space colonies by assembly line numbers as you industrialize and commercialize and inhabit space further and ever further toward that end in the colonization of space.

Something else, last but not least, every narrator talked elite human types only being selected to work in and colonize space. That is pure bunk that is going to have to be zipped if we are even to have the least bit of momentum to breakout into that frontier! It has to be opened for all mankind and seen to being opening for any of mankind from almost the first, now, after sixty years already of elitism keeping the average person away from the space frontier; away from any real participation. If it keeps being elite only, and no gravity to boot, you might as well forget about frontier, and the survival and prosperity of mankind also to boot (remembering Stephen Hawking's prophesy) because the costs of elite human frontier only will rise to infinity.

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