What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

What If Humanity Was a Type III Civilization? Across our history, humanity has slowly grown
to dominate almost all of Earth’s ecosystems. From sharpening stones to breaking the internet,
we’ve developed technologies that have helped us to do amazing things. So, what’s next for our species? This is Unveiled, and today we’re answering
the extraordinary question: What if humanity was a Type Three civilization. Are you a fiend for facts? Are you constantly curious? Then why not subscribe to Unveiled for more
clips like this one? And ring the bell for more fascinating content! So, what exactly is a Type Three Civilization? The term was first coined by the Soviet astronomer
Nikolai Kardashev, who devised a way to categorize the degree of technological advancement and
intergalactic influence of all hypothetical societies. He originally offered three separate groups
– Types One, Two and Three – with more categories added afterwards to encompass even more possibilities
for our imagined civilizations. But still, Type Three is held as an ultimate
“end goal”. According to the Kardashev Scale, a Type One
group is able to harness all of the energy produced by and on its home planet; Type Two
groups can capture and efficiently use the energy produced by their most local star – perhaps,
at their highest level, through something called a Dyson Sphere, a theoretical device
that would surround the sun to transfer energy back to us like super-efficient solar panels;
But, a Type Three civilization runs off of the energy output of its entire galaxy – in
our case, it’d mean a system of energy capture that would leave no star or object in the
Milky Way untouched or untapped. We’d be a super-advanced race of beings
with seemingly limitless power! As mentioned, the Kardashev Scale has been
expanded in both directions more recently to include Type Zero, medieval-style tech
that we’ve since improved upon; But also Type Four, the harnessing of energy from an
entire universe; and Type Five, which unlocks the power of the multiverse. But, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves
– Type Three galactic power has often been billed as the major breakthrough. So, what would entering Kardashev’s third
tier mean for us? And where exactly are we starting from? Well, according to Carl Sagan’s interpretation
back in the 1970’s, Earth deserved to be classified as Type 0.7 planet. Which, in Kardashev’s grand scheme of things,
feels fairly disappointing – especially since we’re also the most advanced civilization
we’ve ever seen in all of the universe. For Sagan, combining both our technological
advancement and our general access to information – that is the things we have but also the
things we know – we can’t yet consider ourselves fully Type One. Regardless, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku
has said he thinks humanity will assume our place as a Type One group in a century or
two. While the milestones for progress between
Zero and One aren’t universally agreed upon, we have at least achieved some degree of technological
and societal improvement to show that we’re heading in the right direction. Remember, it’s mostly about using our own
planet’s potential in as efficient and logical a way as possible. For example, we’ve made steps toward a global
language, our worldwide communication system – the internet – is potentially only decades
away from being accessible for every member of our species, and we’ve seen the birth
of mostly cohesive trading blocs like the European Union. To truly become a Type One civilization, though,
we have to balance our technological progress with the environment, ecosystems and general
planet that we live on – or else we risk an early self-destruction. With the fabled Type Three band set firmly
in our sights, however, we’d need cultural and scientific revolution one hundred times
over. And the issue of energy – locating it, storing
it and transmitting it – would be at the heart of our efforts. We’d have to build systems that harvest
the output of entire stars which, at the very least would require some form of reliable
interstellar travel or, arguably more simply, some kind of web of interstellar connections. As our ability to reach further into the stars
increases, though, so do our chances of being challenged – meaning we’d need to also be
prepared to hide or protect ourselves from the possibility of other advanced groups who
can do the same thing. Of course, all of these things are much easier
said than done, and actually achieving them would require us to overcome all sorts of
barriers and possibly rethink the seemingly immovable facts about the fabric of the universe…
the laws of thermodynamics, the laws of stable matter, and the implicit laws of planetary
evolution could all slow our progress in ways we can hardly begin to anticipate. But, as our expanding pool of technological
knowledge has helped us in the past, we’d still need to find answers to these problems. Perhaps our own biological shortcomings would
be the first things we’d overcome – in the hope that a race that lives forever will improve
forever. We’d employ new technologies to survive
most natural, currently inevitable causes of death. Sickness and the ill effects of old age would
surely be things of the past in an existence where we have the ability to capture and use
the energy of entire stars at our leisure. With our own biology essentially updated,
our population would rapidly increase day by day as we also master self-replication
techniques. But, the problems of overpopulation would
have long gone, seeing as we’d no longer be confined to just Earth. In fact, we may have moved off of Earth completely. And so, as we expand into the universe fuelled
by the energy potential of an entire galaxy, we’d reach the limit of what Kardashev originally
thought was possible. But such inconceivable developments could
never unfold without dramatic societal change, as well. To overcome political barriers and create
a truly united community, we’d need to establish seamless, unshakeable social cohesion throughout
our species – allowing us to progress toward our increasing goals. Even achieving intergalactic energy capture
would require us all working together, rather than trying to battle and beat each other
to key discoveries, inventions or pieces of legislation. For some, those same qualities are needed
to graduate beyond even Type One – with our planet currently feeling the effects of war,
division and overconsumption. If we can’t band together for our own world,
then could we ever truly expect to tame galaxies? Ultimately, our ascendance to Kardashev’s
Level Three could require us to rewrite what it means to be human; to readjust our natural
instincts, to work as one thriving, fluid, intelligent mass. Perhaps we’d slowly, organically evolve
over hundreds of thousands of years, or perhaps we’d gradually mechanize ourselves to keep
up. Yes, we’re talking cyborgs. At least part-robotic recreations of real-world
people could give us a limitless means for storing information in the form of memories. The internet would be integrated into our
very thoughts – constantly added to by every other Type Three being – equipping us with
instant knowledge on any subject. There are obvious downsides, including the
prospect that our shared super-computer could get hacked by a higher power, and the probability
that our individual personalities would disappear as soon as our minds are networked together
to turn us into blockchain humans. But, such a shift would see us soar up Kardashev’s
Scale – granting everyone access to everyone else’s thoughts, memories and ideas, to
further improve our status as a civilization. With such radical changes shaping us into
almost unrecognisable beings from what we are today, there’d be little incentive or
need to conventionally “work” as a Type Three human. Most tasks would be automated with little-to-no
human intervention required. Instead, we’d be at liberty to continue
exploring other galaxies – now that we’d mastered our own – exposing our collective
consciousness to what the wider universe has to offer. We’d no longer be limited by the planet
we were born on (because we could travel anywhere); the wealth we were – or weren’t – born into
(because we’d all be equal); or the confines of even life expectancy (having sidestepped
aging and sickness, too). And so, with so much time on our hands, we’d
almost inevitably busy ourselves trying to reach Kardashev levels Four and Five – to
wield universal power over everything in existence. This seemingly insatiable quest to complete
Kardashev’s Scale does throw up a few existential questions… In this new world, what makes our lives worth
living? How would we spend our extra time, effort
and intellect? Would our primal needs for things like food,
water, shelter and family still drive us in the same way? The average human’s role in a civilization
that has claimed dominion over an entire galaxy would clearly be completely different to what
we experience today. And that’s what would happen if humanity
was a Type Three civilization. What do you think? Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, check out these
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100 thoughts on “What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

  1. In order to get to type 3 civilization us as humans would need to all jump a level in our conscience as well as spiritual

  2. As long as religion and greed exists we will never become a Type 1 civilization. Therefore one could assume humanity will be gone within the next 100 years. Earth will live on.

  3. We were a type 1 maybe even type 2 in the begining of atalantia untill we fell hard due to some dumb decisions and belief system


  5. Step one to unification.
    Canada joins Usa
    Step 2
    Mexico once the cartel are gone joins USA
    Step 3
    Modernize all of Americas then joins USA
    Step 4
    Repeat other continents

  6. Dont ever worry about us getting to a full type 1 at the rate we are going the soonest doomsday mathematics show us being all dead from oxygen loss in 11 years, and likely not past 60-80 max without immediate cease of pumping carbon out

  7. I know Type 7 Civilization, we human are Type 7 Civilization actually send to Earth to Dominate everything Here but Instead we fight with Each Other. We are man in a Human, Human is Our earthly Suit through which we can See, feel and Taste. Once we Leave our Earthly Suit we Go to Our Original Home.

  8. can you please stop.. speculating any further.. a civilization like that.. doesnt need money.. they live.. without disease, war, hatred, no religion, no competition, we're helping each other and not killing each other.. and we can live happily ever after..

  9. once humanity stop cold wars, countries stop fighting against each other for fossilied fuel, stop polluting the environment, throw away religions etc, then we may reach at least type 1. until then, we're below 1.

  10. “Across our history, humanity have slowly grown to dominate almost all of earth’s ecosystems” not slowly, but at increased rate. If you measure the time of Stone Age, agricultural age, Industrial Age and Information Age, you will find that each takes a less time period. Our amount of information doubled every year. It will not long before we climb up the Kardashev scale
    Unless we destroy ourselves

  11. We will become a single entity…the internet is starting to connect all brains just like single neurons are connected we are giving birth to a new kind of brain to become a super being

  12. Glad civilization is still stupid. Could you imagine a Hitler-brained imbecile with cloning type technology at his disposal talking blonde hair and blue eyes bullshit?? the weakest species on the planet genetically speaking looking to be the only species on the planet…. Not only bland but how weak would that be.

  13. As we all are baked by the truth every day.. Unless you work at a desk. Then you're a desk jockey! There is so much talk about 0, 3 and 4 types. I do not see 2 on this page at all besides me mentioning 2, We love to hide things in plain sight because we are devious! We also hate the truth dont we? We are so brainwashed that we fight the truth because we are programmed to do so. Your whopper and fries programmed you. Your pepsi and coke programmed you. Your hard earned money bought you a tv that programmed you. We work till we die, if we are lucky like the last 4 generation we would get a retirement or ss but that will not be the case, who decided that? Each generation up to now lived like the world was ending. I think its time humanity know the truth so we can further the human race as a whole.. Not a re-write of history, we want a "we are sorry we lied and shit away your future" type of apology. Your generations know no humiliation and that is where you all fell short.

  14. I can see a small problem with building a Dyson sphere, in that it would take many times the volume of materials available in any observed star system to build it. other than that we should start construction

  15. As long as there are individuals around, there will be someone opposing the spirit of working together. I think, moving up on the Kardashev Scale would first require the elimination of personal goals up to a level of making self sacrifice for the greater good a no brainer, resulting in the death of what we call humanity. So here we are.

  16. Were the most advanced civilisation weve ever seen in the universe?mother fucker were the only one we know of. . da fuc

  17. People have to stop forcing others into Jim classes wair people's lunch money gets stolen frum them !
    People need to be free frum algebra class because that stuff makes no sense !

  18. Liberals would be against moving from where we are at now. Might contaminate the universe or kill some kinda space bacteria

  19. There is also a type 5 here on earth that wants to destroy us. Lucifer and his followers were kicked out and stranded here. The watchers.

  20. There’s a flaw I see in the scale I don’t see talked about. Galaxy collision. Lets imagine a future where humanity is Type 3 in which the entire Milky Way is populated. Would the collision of Andromeda stripe us of our title as Type 3 and bump us back to Type 2.9 or something?The formation of Milkdromenda (lazy name btw) would mean that we haven’t fully harnessed our galaxy even though we did previously. Andromeda is bigger than the Milky Way so that would mean less than half of the newly formed galaxy’s energy is harnessed.

  21. We cannot reach type 1 civilization, without unifying all country. We cannot reach type 5 civilization ,without unifying quantum theory and general relativity.

  22. I wish I was born a billion years from now. I can’t imagine of the technological advancements around that time.

  23. I totally agree that it is time for us to overcome our national differences. It is essential and most fundamental for the future that humanity as a whole recognizes that we are one people. Arguments over party or faction must be set aside so that we can turn our attention on the real problems of our time

  24. Tesla had his research on free energy stolen, so we will remain a Type 0 Civilization, it seems government, and other groups rather keep our society manipulated, and dumb founded instead of educated. It makes sense due to the space race being shut down for 50 years. All the money used for drugs, entertainment, night life, and other degrading acts of knowledge, keeps us bounded on this rock. It could of easily been used for research, or equipment to explore more, and frequently. Especially with the internet today.

  25. Now that youve watched this video, remember where humans started. All this could be seen as a result…of making fire

  26. If human was type 5 they would be godlike and type 6 they’re beyond creation so basically a God but yet again humans can’t even reach type 1 so let alone type 3 💀

  27. Should try stay lil more.. less controversial with personal ideas leading to rambling a simple like propositional idea.. into a full story rolling downhill. Although interesting as the proposition idea or w.e began.. still led to not fun or well recognizable endings. Fun, however confusing.

  28. Between our current level (K0.72 or pre-planetary) and level K2.0 (interplanetary) there lies a formidable barrier – how to escape from our evolutionary programming and become a truly autonomous, posthuman species. This, by the way, would also necessitate the abandonment of sexuality. It would be a far greater evolutionary step than that taken by our distant ancestors from sea to land. It is uncertain whether such a radical step couldever be taken.- but it is possiblethat the existence of this barrier mayhave alot to do with the so-called Fermi Paradox…

  29. Unveiled:
    Plagues, Nuclear war, Supervolcanoes, Catastrophic climate change, Asteroids, The great filter: Are we a joke to you?

  30. Type 0.7 civilization (current )
    Starting using some planet energy
    Satellite and rover Missions to moon mars Jupiter saturn and Venus . maximum reach :outer solar system.(voyagers)

    Type 1 civilization
    Consumes entire planet energy
    Colonies on mars moon Venus Europa titan and mines in mercury Vesta Pluto etc
    Satellite and rover Missions to proxima b ,sirus, gleise star system
    Maximum reach:local stars grps .

    Type 2 civilization
    Consumes entire solar system energy
    Colonies on entire solar system solid celestial bodies, proxima b,and planets of local stars .

    Maximum reach :Orions arm

    Type 3 civilization
    Consumes entire galaxy energy
    Colonizes entire galaxy
    Maximum reach nearby galaxies like Andromeda

  31. the combine origin story

    humanity a other universe became very technologically advanced and soon they expand to many worlds and soon the got to earth prime where we live and took over

    the end

  32. What if we weren't the only civilization to have existed in the universe and the other civilizations are more highly advanced, like stages 2 or 3 and they are just watching us grow. Almost how we watch our pets or plants grow.

  33. I assume a lot of Star Wars' different Galactic Empires would reside in at the very least type 2. At the very least the volume of space they reign under is equal to a type 3, even if it isn't because of its energy usage, and the Planet Courisant is definitely evidence of them being above early Type 1, at the very very least.

  34. What if most type V civilizations were once organic lifeforms that took a route of their own sort of artificial intelligence, then slowly as they became more artificial discovered new ways to process data/energy (e.g solar beings powered by the matter of stars) and continued progressing in a more universally aligned energetic craft. And our universe is just big codes interconnected within a higher intelligence's system and our existence is just a past fragment of the larger systems organic nature.

  35. I’m sure if humans ever came to a type 3 civilization, they would become overwhelmed with power and destroy any other species that has come close to technological advances that may potentially threaten there existence, which would lead to a war of galaxy’s perhaps even universes.

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