The carbon based units will remember V-ger.
"Have you guessed the worst of it? I compute that the sun can probably be moved. The sun can be made to jet plasma, and the plasma can be made to act as a gas laser, forming a photon drive for the sun itself. The Ringworld would be pulled along by the sun's gravity. But even the maximum thrust would be minuscule, too little to help us. At anything over two times ten to the minus fourth power gravities of acceleration, the Ringworld would be left behind. In any case, radiation from the plasma jet would ruin the ecology. Louis, are you laughing?"
Louis was. "I never thought of moving the sun. I never would have. You actually went ahead and worked out the math?"
Wintry-cool and mechanical, that voice. "I did. It can't help us. What is left?"
Nothing asserts your indifference to the universe which forces concessions upon lesser beings like a giant cube.
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