What I’ve learned from reading Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku:
One way civilizations can be classified is to base them on the amount of energy they produce and use.
- Using all the energy that reaches the planet
- Using all the energy of a star
- Using all the energy of a galaxy
Since we only know of one civilization at the moment, our own, where do you thing we lie?
So, number three is just crazy. Kaku said this would be a Star Wars type civilization, going faster than light speed and colonizing all kinds of planets. Number two would be using the whole solar system as a playground–we could go anywhere we want there. So that puts us at number 1…or does it?
We don’t make use of all of our energy. Apparently we are a .7 . You’d think they would have had more stages, so we could at least be on the chart. But cheer up. We could make it to a 1 by the end of this century. We’d just have to become a world based civilization instead of one made of many nations.