So I was recently working on my story's fluff (lore), however, there's a problem with the science part. The D-Engine, a nigh unlimited "source of energy".
- The D-Engine is used by a type-III civilization.
- One of the main plot points of the story is that the universe is in an endless cycle of death and rebirth and nobody knows why.
Here are the criteria:
The D-engine can...
...Provide finite amounts of energy for possibly infinite amounts of time. (If the Big Crunch theory is true)
...Provide enough energy for the user to pull off around Ramiel-level acts of badasness(demonstrated in the video)(, but can be scaled).
The D-Engine can't...
- ...Create energy.
The D-Engine never should...
...Cause any major catastrophes (like sucking away whole system's sun, please ignore the space nazis) hastening the heat death of the universe doesn't counts, hence you. Yes, You, already hasten it with your existence.
...Initiate a False Vacuum Decay. Never.
Distance shouldn't matter, the energy gets transferred relatively quickly.
Note: the universe of this world is a match to the real one in its rules of physics. (at least what we currently know about them)
- No pseudo-science.
- No handwavium.
What I need help in:
- How to keep a wormhole alive long enough to use it.
- Pointing out and fixing potential problems in the concept.
- (optional: alternative concepts, that pass the rules and the criteria)
Feel free to focus on ONE problem at a time.
(mood painting music)
"The D-Engine is a special form of a Dyson swarm that harvests energy from various points of the universe and condenses it into anti-matter the same matter that keeps the wormhole open between the swarm and the receivers, the part where it get's used. Because of this working method, there is a taboo. The harvest of quantum fields, for what could the consequences of tampering with a possible false vacuum be."
So yes, it's a Dyson swarm, that goes around stars and collects some of their energy (via through collecting stellar wind) and uses it to create antimatter, the material with the highest energy density. Then, this material would get transferred to the receiver, that can use it. This version is still problematic, mainly due to the fact, that the transfer method of choice is the wormhole which is hypothetical and we don't exactly know, how to keep them open for prolonged periods of time.