**** WARNING - This thread is quite speculative.****
Scientists generally agree that our planet and solar system is roughly 4.7 billion years old, that belongs to a galaxy (The Milky Way), which is
believed to be 14 Billion years old. The Earth has been evolving for 4.7 Billion years, however there is a small problem. The meteor that hit the
Earth 65 million years ago wiped out over 95% of all life on the planet. This meteor is what wiped out the dinosaurs. This event is what I believe is
crucial to understanding where we sit on the evolutionary table of our universe. This meteor essentially reset our evolutionary progress to an extent,
perhaps setting us back billions of years on the evolutionary scale.
We have three types of civilizations. Based on the amount of energy a given civilization has the ability to harness and use. Earth, sadly, has not
even made to a Type I Civilization, one that can harness the energy of an entire planet. As you know, with great power comes great responsibility.
If you use Drake's Equation,
(scroll all the way down and use the calculator for yourself)
You will get an idea of how many advanced civilizations are in the Milky Way that are communicating with radio waves...which is probably an ancient
method to Type II and III's. Whatever your answer is, no matter how stingy you feel like being, you should have a number greater than 0. Take that
result and multiply it by the number of galaxies in the "known" Universe, which is roughly...
500 BILLION. The estimate I got was 2,000 TRILLION different advanced civilizations capable of communication in the known Universe. Many of those
2,000 trillion civilizations experienced the same type of cataclysmic events that set us back. It's the small percentage that didn't get set back or
advanced fast enough to protect themselves from those dangers are what is exciting. If only a half of 1% of those 2,000 trillion civilizations were
left unscathed or protected themselves from extinction it would leave 10 TRILLION civilizations to evolve and advance for nearly 4 billion years
longer than we have here on Earth. There is no way for me to even put this into perspective. I can say that in just 200 years we went from riding
around on horseback wondering where all these Indians came from to having an International Space Station. Many of those 10 trillion advanced
civilizations that have had over 4 billion years to technologically evolve have failed in wielding the energy of their entire planet. They blew each
other to pieces in war or perhaps by accident. Lets say that only a half of 1% safely made it to a full Type 1 Civilization. Leaving us with only 100
billion civilizations that have mastered the use of energy that large. They are probably capable of near light speed travel using conventional
physics. At this point, it is safe to say that meteors, volcanoes, EMP's from their own Coronal Mass Ejections are no longer an issue for these
civilizations. They can simply abandon their home planet if they could not stop a cataclysmic event. A Type II civilization can harness the energy of
an entire star. This type of civilization has shattered many, if not, most of what we call the "Law's of Physics" here on Earth. They are probably
capable of traveling faster than light by altering space/time. War amongst themselves does not exist, however, war with other Type II's just may.
Vying for precious resources within their own galaxy. Between those who self-destructed, lost in war, and those who merged with other Type II's many
of our 100 billion Type I's didn't make it. Maybe only 1%...1 billion Type II civilizations that can travel their own galaxy. But it's the Type III
civilization that can harness the energy of an entire GALAXY is where this gets interesting, right? These beings have mastered time, space, medicine,
spirituality, and perhaps dimensions. There are only a small handful of these civilizations...on the cosmic scale, perhaps only a tenth of 1% of Type
II's have made it to a Type III. Leaving us with roughly 1 million Type III civilizations in the "known" Universe.
Many of these Type III Civilizations undoubtedly know of each other. Sure, some may be rouge. It is likely a governing body between them has been
formed...a federation perhaps. This "Federation" probably monitors the progress of other civilizations to stop them from misusing their new found
power. However, I would imagine it would be strictly forbidden to share Type III technology with civilizations who are not ready to wield it, like
ourselves. Many believe that if we were being visited by ET's they would've made themselves known. I believe perhaps this is against protocol and
there are parameters for such an event enforced by this "Federation."
Stephen Hawking used Cristopher Columbus and the Native American's as an example of what it would be like if we were visited. Dr. Michio Kaku equated
it to Cortez and the Aztecs. I believe these statements are innaccurate. In order for an advanced civilization to be able to visit us they MUST think
differently than we do, in terms of violence, or they would have self-destructed in the technology evolution process. This is the reason we don't have
and probably won't have flying cars. Imagine everyone in the world flying around in personal vehicles that have the power of several nuclear bombs. It
wouldn't be but an hour or two until we were back to the stone age. I believe perhaps a better analogy could be likened to a Ivy Leauge Professor who
has been choosen to study a newly found tribe that lives in a cave system in South America. This tribe was discovered by a satelite and let's just say
we are certain that they have had almost no interaction with modern man. Our professor certainly wouldn't just walk up to the tribe and take them over
with a machine gun. There is a certain amount of respect for these tribesman, as they resemble humans. It is likely that our professor would spend
weeks, if not months, studying the tribe at a distance. Our professor studies their anatomy, culture, language, religion/beliefs, art, and social
structure without disturbing them. The professor finds that the tribes art and religion revolves around a "Bird God." The tribe worships a massive
effigy of their "Bird God" which closely resembles a helicopter. After further study, the professor finds that many of the tribesman suffer from
different types of cancer. However, he see's something miraculous! The professor witnesses the tribes "medicine man" curing the people of the tribe of
all different types of cancer! This is amazing to the proffesor but he cannot figure out how the medicine man is doing it. With all the people in
America dying by the minute of cancer the professor knows it is time to approach the tribe. The professor, along with his colleauges, devise a plan.
It quite simple. The professor will make a grand entrance in, you guessed it, a helicopter. He will wear a grand costume and video tape the cancer
ritual. The professor, in all his study of the tribe, knows that what plagues the tribe is quite simply the lack of morality. Upon leaving the tribe
the proffesor decides to hand them a book that outlines simple rules for coexistance. He explains to the tribesman that they shall follow the
guidlines because one day...he will return.
It is fairly safe to assume that if we were visited by a Type II or III civilization it would not be the first time that the advanced beings have
contacted an earth-like race. It wouldn't be their first BBQ. These beings would probably be well-versed in extrapolating any technology or resources
from inferior civilizations. As I said earlier, they probably operate under the guidlines of some universal federation. When/if we are approached by
an advanced civilization it is safe to assume that they have been studying us for quite some time. They know of our language, religions, social
structure, technology, weaponry. They have studied our anatomy much like we studied the anatomy of the Rhinocerous. By shooting a traquilizer dart and
dragging the specimen back to our mobile lab. The specimen just thought it was all a bad dream.
I believe that getting people to fear the approach of an advanced civilization is a VERY dangerous notion. Knowing that it is nearly impossibe to
travel to distant stars, using the conventional physics that mainstream scientists clutch to, it would be an atrocity to engage an alien visitation
with hostility. They are probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years ahead of us. Although, it may be against "Federation" rules for
them to just come and attack us it may be legal for them to "fire, if fired upon."
I hope you guys enjoyed my little "theory"...
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