Kardashev Scale

When Will Humanity Become a Type I Civilization?

Can humanity become a Type I civilization without causing our own Great Filter?

10 months ago

What is the Kardashev Scale?

In 1961, Russian-Soviet astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev published a paper where he introduced the Kardashev Scale, a means of classifying extraterrestrial…

11 months ago

Could our Universe be Someone’s Chemistry Project?

According to a new op-ed by Harvard Prof. Avi Loeb, our Universe may have been created by an advanced civilization,…

1 year ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

1 year ago

We Could Detect Extraterrestrial Satellite Megaconstellations Within a few Hundred Light-Years

If an alien civilization has a Starlink-like constellation of satellites, we might be able to find them.

2 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VII: What it the Planetarium Hypothesis

In this installment, we explore the possibility that we haven't heard from aliens because they've got us in a simulated…

2 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” III: What is the Great Filter?

In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there's a "Great Filter" that prevents intelligent…

3 years ago

How an Advanced Civilization Could Stop Dark Energy From Preventing Their Future Exploration

In a new study, an astrophysicist proposed how an advanced civilization might survive the inevitable expansion of the Universe, and…

5 years ago

Construction Tips from a Type 2 Engineer: Collaboration with Isaac Arthur

Fraser Cain and Isaac Arthur team up again to bring you another epic collaboration. This time, it’s construction tips from…

6 years ago

Maybe the Aliens Aren’t Hiding, they’re Sleeping, Waiting for the Universe to Get Better

A new study by a team of researchers from the Future of Humanity Institute argues that the reason we haven't…

6 years ago