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. The Kardashev scale consists of six levels of civilization attainment (o-5). The earth finds itself at the end of Type 0.
This paper also concerns itself with the reasons why mankind lacks the resources to transition from Type 0 to Type 1. This paper will also make it clear why mankind has a 95% chance of perishing in this transition. First, let’s trace the path of human societal development that has brought us to the crisis point that we are at today.
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