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Kardashev Civilizations: Star Trek-like world in our future
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|Now, researchers at the Cern Particle Accelerator believe they can recreate conditions like the "big bang," which brought time and space into existence, and create wormholes; elements that many believe may validate the concept of developing FTL travel and venturing backwards through time. In this Mail Online article, physicist Stephen Hawking explains how in the far future, a time machine could be built.
In 1964, astronomer Nikolai Kardashev devised a method to categorize advanced civilizations based on energy consumption. Type I utilizes all solar energy that strikes its planet, Type II controls all the energy in its solar system, and Type III harnesses power from every star in its galaxy. Others have since added Type IV, which masters the energy output of thousands of galaxies. Physicists' rate today's humans at Type 0.7, but as we move through the last half of the 21st century...
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