We have reached a turning point in society. According to renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the next 100 years of science will determine whether we perish or thrive. Will we remain a Type 0 civilization, or will we advance and make our way into the stars? Experts assert that, as a civilization grows larger and becomes more advanced, […]
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Are we to suppose that a civilization reaching kardashev scale I still can’t replace markets with planning?
June 21st, 2018 •
First things first…planet earth needs to first reach the stage of civilization, then Kardashev scale type I
What stage will produce communism? The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization
December 9th, 2015 •
We have reached a turning point in society.
According to renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the next 100 years of science will determine whether we perish or thrive. Will we remain a Type 0 civilization, or will we advance and make our way into the stars? Theorists assert that, as a civilization grows larger and becomes more advanced, its energy demands will increase rapidly due to its population growth and the energy requirements of its various machines. With this in mind, the Kardashev scale was developed as a way of measuring a civilization’s technological advancement based upon how much usable energy it has at its disposal.
Beyond the fallacy of technological measures is important to consider…
Source: The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization
The Kardashev scale and the macro effect of civilization emergence/evolution
December 9th, 2015 •
The issues of the Kardashev are of intriguing and probably important, but the question of ‘civilization’ and ‘physics’ suffers from a reductionist framework. The energy requirements for larger and larger civilizations begs the question of being able to do with less, not just more. The planetary economy expands, and the Amazon forests are gone. Is the solution an expansion of energy scale to expand the sphere of devastation?
Would really advanced civilizations need to travel to other stars? Isn’t the ‘soul’ factor, beyond physical knowledge, a much simpler space ship? This ‘criticism’ merely exposes this thinking as gedanken experiment…all to the good, and what are the energy requirements of Frodo the Hobbit’s shire, and is the edifice of the Dark Lord a Type I,II, or III civilization?
The obvious problem arises that human psychology doesn’t advance even as physics advances. Science can’t get man straight, can’t get evolution straight.
And a look at WHEE’s study of history shows that man can’t get history straight. The latter is forgivable: it takes time to observe the dynamics of civilizations evolving. And the process seen can’t resolve to physics, or causal science.
We can see that controlling civilizations requires more than energy computations: we must study the way the larger ‘evolution’ of nature generates the clear dynamics of the macro effect in world history. If we can’t understand that having unlimited energy will be pointless. It is not the road to anything remotely like a ‘superman’.