Complex Systems

Black Hole Tech? Download PDF

Stephen Wolfram
Founder and CEO
Wolfram Research, Inc.
s.wolfram@wolfram.com

Abstract

We've observed one pair of black holes, a billion light years away. And no doubt now we'll get evidence for a steady stream of others around the universe. What if somehow we could get our hands on our very own black holes, and maybe even lots of them? What could we—or, for that matter, any putative extraterrestrials—do with them? What kind of perhaps extremely exotic structures or technology could eventually be made with them?