Betelgeuse and nebula
Image from Steve Bowers

A jupiter-brain so large that it has to be supported by its own radiation pressure to avoid collapsing. This ancient concept has been realised in the Orio Arm Civilisation in the form of the S-Brain or Godstar; however the star Betelgeuse itself is currently too unstable to be used in this fashion.

White Paper dealing with the physics of Intelligent Superobjects;
The Physics of Information Processing Superobjects: Daily Life among the Jupiter Brains

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 08 October 2001.