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    This is in honor of Nikolai Kardashev, a physicist, astronomer and futurist/futurologist who devised the The Kardashev Scale that just recently died.[1]

    Kardashev was born on April 25, 1932. In 1955 he graduated from Moscow University, in 1959 - graduate school at the State Astronomical Institute. P.K.Sternberg, where he then worked from 1959 to 1967. Since 1967 he worked at the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.[2]

    The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement. This is something that has greatly influenced the transhumanist, superhumanist, cosmist, futurist movement and the VS debating community.

    Something akin to the Russian Carl Sagan, the scientist had formulated a criteria for classifying societies on a cosmic scale - somehow imagine what extraterrestrial civilizations could be. And here Kardashev proposed a three-stage scale, which immortalized him during his lifetime. He suggested that civilizations will qualitatively designated into:
     a) have mastered the energy of their planet (we are approaching this level)
     b) have mastered the energy of their stars (and, accordingly, have fully incorporated their entire planetary system into economic circulation)
     c) have mastered the energy of entire galaxies!

    The philosophical and applied aspects of this classification have been discussed for half a century. They find flaws in it, they try to modify it, they offer an alternative... But it remains the basis for discussing the long-term prospects for the development of humanity and post-humanity.

    Further Explanation:

    Michio Kaku 3 types of Civilizations

    Michio Kaku 3 types of Civilizations









    Pay respect and condolences to him and his family, colleagues and those under him continuing his work and further development to the field. And hope that we continue to contribute and support it.

    Godspeed to him and the cosmos.

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    1. Умер выдающийся советский астрофизик Николай Кардашев
    2. Nikolai Kardashev, 1932-2019
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    • A terrible loss to the fields of astronomy and physics. As someone who pays close attention to these fields of science, it's always a sad day when one of these titans eventually fall.

      I wish to give his family and friends my condolences.

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    • It's sad to see another great contributer in science die

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    • Salut! A great loss for the world once again gone unnoticed.

      After Stephen Hawking now him, all the great minds are dying! Now I'm really scared for Freeman Dyson (man is in his 90's and is even older than him) There's a serious brain drain in the world and theres no one to replace them because we're all woke and watching the Kardashians.

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    • I am not very familiar with him or his work, but it is always sad when a great scientist dies. My condolences to his friends and family.

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    • Rest in peace

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    • I’m not familiar with him ether but nonetheless this is a tragedy and his loved ones have my condolences.

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    • Every dead scientist is a great loss to human civilization.

      Rest in peace, old man.

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    • Darth Vader NO!

      Darth Vader NO!

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    • May he rest in peace, and thank you for all your contributions and knowledge to humankind.

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    • Rest in peace.

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    • Sad. But seeing how old he was his time was coming sooner or later. I pray he lived a full life and had great experiences.

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    • Nokolai really deserves our atonement for all his past contributions and discoveries. May his soul rest in peace....

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    • R.I.P. 

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    • Dang, rest in peace Nikolai.

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    • I'm broken...

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    • RIP

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    • May you rest in peace, Nikolai Kardashev. Perhaps someday, we'll make you proud, rising so high on that scale you designed....

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    • Press F pay respect.

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    • rest in peace Nikolai Kardashev arrivederci

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    • RIP 

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    • RIP to a good scientific philosopher

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    • I never knew who this man was until after I finished reading, and I am incredibly impressed and fascinated by this man and his accomplishments

      R.I.P

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    • TISSG7Redgrave wrote:

      rest in peace Nikolai Kardashev. Do Svidaniya.

      ^ Fixed.

      He was Russian.

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    • I'm not familiar with him, but it's always sad when a contributer in scienze died. R.I.P Nikolai

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    • A man ain't truly dead until he's forgotten, and it's safe to say Kardashev's name will live on for a very long time.

      R.I.P

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    • Antvasima
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    • Oh no! How'd I miss this...

      Kardashev was a man that was always one of the greatest sources of inspiration for me. Just some of his theories and ideas were so so interesting to a burgeoning astrophysics nerd like me. Along with Hawking, Kardashev is one of the reasons I study what I do in school and have the passions that I do.

      He changed my life, it's almost impossible to believe that he's gone

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    • I only really knew about the theory, but not heard of the man himself. Sad to have yet another great mind go of one who theorized what scale of civilization will go.

      Although this is rather sensitive to add anymore, I feel that what Ant said is not far off the mark in some places in the world...still not the right place to go here I think. DK...

      RIP sir Kardashev. (Salutes)

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    • Flynn effect may say otherwise on some aspects of intelligence, but overall human brain have already plateaued for thousands of years at least. But hey new possibilities are being build that dwarfs anything we ever had by orders of magnitude

      This may seem better

      Ynn3b

      An alternative tiering system to the Kardashev scale

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    • I have removed my last comment. It was probably inappropriate.

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    • Crzer07 wrote:

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      maybe sure that thing create Blog for CRT Kardashev scale?

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    • Crimson Azoth wrote: Oh no! How'd I miss this...

      Kardashev was a man that was always one of the greatest sources of inspiration for me. Just some of his theories and ideas were so so interesting to a burgeoning astrophysics nerd like me. Along with Hawking, Kardashev is one of the reasons I study what I do in school and have the passions that I do.

      He changed my life, it's almost impossible to believe that he's gone

      He was practically on borrowed time, but yeah. Nice to see this wiki applying some of his stuff here.

      Theres still people like Michio Kaku whos of similar calibre, who plans on reaching longevity escape velocity so we may be lucky that hes not gonna die 😂

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    • RIP

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    • But when will real life humanity reach the points on this scale? (assuming we don't destroy ourselves before then) These forecasts seem to be backed up with real world data, concepts and events in its extrapolation. You can follow the earlier dates for more relevant stuff to our time, context and course of events that lead up to here.



      2250

      Humanity is a Type 1 civilisation on the Kardashev scale

      By this date, virtually all of the Earth's natural energy is being captured and harnessed in some way. Vast swathes of land, sea and atmosphere have been transformed into a series of enormous power grids using wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal technologies. These are supplemented by fusion and antimatter, along with wholly new forms of energy production that were unknown to scientists in previous centuries.

      In Earth orbit, a comprehensive network of stations is now in place. This cluster is organised in such a way that it harvests every ounce of incoming solar radiation being reflected back into space. In terms of raw electrical power, the total converted energy is equivalent to 52 petawatts (PW). Each vessel acts as a node within a gigantic web, completely encircling the planet. The nodes produce attractive forces between each other, forming an invisible "shield" absorbing solar radiation from literally the entire globe.


      23rd-century-earth


      This technology has the added benefit of stabilising the Earth's climate, since the network can be adjusted at certain points to control the amount of heat getting through. These variations allow rain to fall whenever and wherever necessary, while hurricanes and other such phenomena are easily controlled.

      The vast amount of energy now available to humanity is creating enormous wealth and prosperity. Earth's physical infrastructure is revolutionised - with teleporters available for civilian use, gargantuan skyscrapers reaching miles into the sky, and material needs practically eliminated.

      However, even greater breakthroughs have been occurring in cyberspace, which has supplanted physical reality completely, for many people. Virtual worlds are now of such grandeur and ingenuity that they far surpass anything in the real world. These digital environments run at speeds considerably greater than real time - further accelerating the pace of innovation.

      From this point onwards, the only way for civilisation to gain more energy is to expand outward into space. Massive colonisation efforts are now underway. Asteroid mining dominates the economy of the inner Solar System, while hydrogen and helium are being siphoned from the gas giants. Meanwhile, terraforming of Mars has passed a critical stage, with bacteria and lichen beginning to appear on the surface.

      Interstellar travel increases greatly during this time. The settlements on Alpha Centauri, Barnard's Star and Wolf 359 are inhabited by thousands of humans and machines by now, while the most distant exploratory craft have reached over 50 light years from Earth. Faster-than-light travel is proving to be more difficult to achieve than previously thought, however, with maximum velocity still limited to 0.99c.


      Kardashev scale type 1





      3100 AD

      Humanity is becoming a Type 2 civilisation on the Kardashev scale

      The exponential growth of AI has allowed the manipulation of matter on scales barely dreamed of before. The largest structure now being built in space is a "Dyson Sphere". This hollow shell is of such gargantuan proportions that its radius stretches from the Sun to beyond the orbit of Jupiter.


      Dyson-sphere-future


      Under the direction of a Godlike superintelligence, vast swarms of automated, self-replicating ships are building it, using material from the asteroid field, Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.

      The sphere's primary purpose is to harvest literally all of the energy output from the Sun: some 386 yottajoules (YJ) per second. However, it also serves the function of shielding our inner solar system from gamma rays and other incoming hazards. Even the potential possibility of alien invasion has been taken into consideration during the sphere's design.

      The interior walls have a gravitational field of 1G and are made from wholly new states of matter that were unknown to science in previous centuries. These can withstand the colossal tensile forces required to maintain structural integrity. This curved, impossibly large surface – equivalent to billions of planet Earths – is becoming a habitat for many sentient lifeforms, with portions being terraformed and given stable atmospheres, oceans and landmass. A sizeable percentage of citizens are now migrating to these strange artificial worlds. This includes a diverse mix of biological humans, as well as transhumans, synthetics, clones, androids, sentient animals and other communities. A series of additional Dyson Spheres are being constructed around neighbouring star systems – some even larger.

      Having begun its journey to the stars in the 22nd century, humanity is reaching a landmark in its exploration of space. A region nearly 1,000 light years in radius has now been settled (or about 2 percent of the total length of our galaxy).


      Kardashev-scale-type-2




      What does this all mean to us? Probably in about a couple hundred to a thousand years we may need to make a CRT to give some major upgrades to Composite Human and The Human Race (The Real World), and there will be a huge boost to the real life verse.

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    • Well guess sure thing that Kardashev Scale something do ask staff make CRT?

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    • Nice info.

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