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timescale for Earth to reach type one status

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 05:45 AM
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i'll refer you to the following from wikipedia:
* Type I - A civilization that is able to harness all of the power available on a single planet, approximately 1016 W (given the Solar constant for Earth, this value for Earth exceeds 1.74×1017 W).
* Type II - A civilization that is able to harness all of the power available from a single star, approximately 1026 W (the Sun outputs approximately 3.86×1026 W).
* Type III - A civilization that is able to harness all of the power available from a single galaxy, approximately 1036 W.


so how long till we reach that status? As in also, what sort of discovery will be a landmark towards achieving that end? I would have thought geothermal use for electricity production? but maybe its AI so that machines can be more efficient?




posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 09:27 AM
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A really great discussion that took place on this topic (with the same source even) can be found here: Types of Universal Civilizations; Type 0, I, II, III, IV, V ... God?

We're somewhere hovering around Type 0.95, I believe.



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 11:38 AM
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thanks a lot... i really should have googled it.. 3pages of info there!!!
thanks again



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