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Bruno Kapetanovic

Founder, The Institute for Forward Thinking

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Can planet earth merge with other civilization to improve level of civilization ? What our civilization can offer in exchange ?

According to The Soviet astronomer ( scientist) Nikolai Kardashev , scale method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, is based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize.

The scale has three designated categories called Type I, II, and III. A Type I civilization uses all available resources impinging on its home planet, Type II harnesses all the energy of its star, and Type III of its galaxy. The scale is only hypothetical and in terms of an actual civilization, highly speculative; however, it puts energy consumption of an entire civilization in a cosmic perspective.

Others have extended the scale to even more hypothetical Type IV beings who can control or use the entire universe, or Type V that control collections of universes. Metrics other than pure power usage have also been proposed, such as 'mastery' of a planet, system or galaxy rather than considering energy alone, or considering the amount of information controlled by a civilization rather than the amount of energy

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    Jan 6 2013: The only thing we can offer them is greed, war and hatred.
    We need to find peace in ourselves before even thinking of any external interaction.
    • Jan 6 2013: How do you know "they" are above greed, war and hatred? They evolved from wild animals too.
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        Jan 6 2013: I don't think they're better than us or more advanced. I just think we need to resolve all the disputes between ourselves before bringing other people into it, because we'll probably end up going to war against them and end up getting wiped out or enslaves.

        But then again the difference between ourselves and monkeys are only a few percentage in DNA, but in those few percentage we were able to build machines that fly whereas monkey are like retarded in comparison to us.
        So if there really are people out there i don't see why they would want to contact us since the DNA percentage would probably be like thousands in range, which would make us look like dribbling microbes in comparison to them (if the exist)
        • Jan 7 2013: "I just think we need to resolve all the disputes between ourselves before bringing other people into it,"

          That's just not realistic and contacting others can be just the catalyst this planet needs to grow up (our problems would suddenly seem so small in the grand scheme of things).

          "So if there really are people out there i don't see why they would want to contact us since the DNA percentage would probably be like thousands in range, which would make us look like dribbling microbes in comparison to them"

          We wouldn't share any DNA with them since chances are they won't have DNA but some other genetic structure that's incompatible with ours. I think they'd judge us not on our genetics but on our mental potential. The "we'd be like ants to them" narrative is false I believe: they'd definitely notice us as one of the few lifeforms that could rival them given a few more centuries to develop.

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