What Would A Civilization 1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?

What Would A Civilization 1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?


If we were to meet an extra-terrestrial civilization,
the chances of them being the same age as humanity are slim to none. If they’re much younger than us then it will
be difficult or impossible to communicate with them, but if they’re older, say, a billion
years more advanced than us, then what might they be like? How would they look, what technology would
they have, and what would they be capable of? Let’s find out as we ask What Would A Civilization
1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?Number 2: Technologically To imagine what a billion-year
advanced civilization may look like, we must first consider where we humans are technologically,
and where we’re likely to be in future. To do this we can use the Kardashev Scale;
a method of measuring acivilization’s technological level based on the amount of energy it can
harness. This scale was developed in the 1960’s by
Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev, and its first level describes a civilization
that can harness 100% of the energy which reaches its home-world from its parent star. As you might have guessed, we’re not even
close to achieving the bottom rung on the ladder yet, and after 4.5billion years of
faffing about with war and coal and beanie babies we’re estimated to be at 0.73 on this
scale. However, our progress of late has been pretty
swift. It is thought that we could reach Type 1 status
within a hundred years, although this does require humanity to put aside its differences
and work together…so it’s not exactly nailed on. But if we can, Kardashev believed it would
take just another 3,200 years to reach Level 2 status, and this is where things really
start to heat up. Type 1 civilizations can theoretically control
volcanoes, the weather and near-Earth objects as well as being able to harness 100% of the
sun’s energy received on Earth. But a Type 2 civilization can harness 100%
of the sun’s energy, period, and they might do so using the theoretical Dyson Sphere. Dyson Spheres are theoretical large structures
which can encompass a whole star, and we think we may have seen one being built last year. Remember the story about Tabby’s Star, whose
dips in brightness could not be explained by science? That might have been an advanced civilization
in the process of building a Dyson Sphere. A Type 3 Kardashev civilization is able to
colonise star after star using endless Dyson Spheres to harness energy on a galactic scale. This would almost certainly bedone remotely
by swarms of robots, and while Kardashev optimistically guessed we could do this within 5,800 years,
others like Michio Kaku believe it’ll be more like 100,000 to a million. A fourth Kardashev level has also been suggested,
and this is one we may not even notice if it were operating in our own back yard. Level 4 civilizations can theoretically control
a universe, and this is how far advanced a race of beings a billion years’ older than
us could be. While we’re on terra-firma fiddling with rocks,
they’re out there manipulating the stars themselves. And according to another technological scale
they may even be able to play with time, space and transcend the multiverse too. The Microdimensional Mastery levels classify
beings according to how small a scale they can work on. Type 1 can build structures and cut mines,
Type 2 can manipulate genes, and further types up to level 6 can edit molecules, atoms, the
atomic nucleus, quarks and leptons. But the final level on this scale, Type Omega,
would be capable of manipulating time and space itself. Humans have already mastered Type 3, and we’ve
made strides towards achieving levels 4 to 6 as well. So are we closer than we think to becoming
a god-like civilization? Because if you could manipulate space and
time, or even just stars and planets, your work would be on such a grand scale it’d be
indistinguishable from nature. Humanity itself could be the result of such
work, as it’s entirely possible some ancient civilization got lonely and slung a bunch
of microbes towards Earth just for someone to talk to. These people could be our gods, or at least
they’d appear to act like them. Because just think how godlike modern humans
would seem to the inhabitants of Earth one-billion years ago, considering that during this time,
it was populated by single-cell organisms. Number 1: Biologically If you think it’s hard
to imagine what technology may exist in a billion years, it’s even more difficult to
comprehend what life may look like after such a million millennia of evolutionary development. On Earth, the first multi-cellular organisms
only developed around 800 million years ago, so over 1billion years, how would organic
life develop? When you look at a single cell of bacteria
and you compare its experiences, limitations and capabilities to that of a human, how can
we even comprehend what gifts another billion years of evolution may bring? Although, that is assuming that evolution
would continue biologically. If a race was one billion years older than
us and had progressed along roughly the same technological direction, at some point biological
evolution may end. For if a civilization is capable of manipulating
their own bodies on a cellular level, then that makes them practically immortal, invincible
and all-powerful. Where else do you go from there? You don’t need gills, wings or laser vision
if you’re able to edit yourself and the world around you. So would a sufficiently advanced race shed
its biological form and become entirely artificial in nature? Susan Schneider of the University of Pennsylvania
thinks so, as she was quoted as saying “I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable,
that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon. If we ever encounter extra-terrestrial intelligence,
I believe it is very likely to be post-biological in nature.” Ever since we’ve dreamt of alien species we’ve
imagined strange creatures with tentacles, grey skin and long, probing fingers. But it seems we’ve been thinking about them
in entirely the wrong way. A billion-year advanced being would have to
be technologically augmented to traverse and control the universe, because biological beings
have limitations. No, it’s more likely that an advanced civilization
would use robots to travel across the universe, with self-replicating von Neumann probes heading
out to colonise the cosmos while their biological masters stay home. It is even thought possible that an alien
von Neumann probe could have kicked off life on Earth, with its remnants still left over
on our planet or the Moon. But a more important question concerns the
nature of these robots; are they a civilization’s tool, or their successors? Can consciousness be transported into a non-biological
entity, and if so, is this how a billion-year advanced civilization would appear to us? It’s certainly one possibility, but Arizona
State’s Paul Davies thinks we’d be lucky to even recognise a billion-year advanced civ,
because he believes they may not be made of matter at all. Imagine going back a few hundred years and
trying to explain non-tangible concepts like software, music files and porno jpegs to a
regular human. Then push that idea a billion years into the
future, and try to picture where technology may take us next. Paul Davies believes that advanced technologies
and their masters may not have a physical form; they might not be constrained by size
or shape, space or time; they won’t act like we do and they certainly won’t think like
we do. Alien civilizations a billion years ahead
of us will operate on a level we cannot imagine comprehend or detect, and that means we wouldn’t
know if they were stood right in front of us. So this brings us to an interesting conclusion. One day, humans may develop the ability to
understand and observe a billion-year advanced civilization. And on the day that we do, when we finally
flip the switch to the non-physical entity detection machine, what happens next? Are we all alone, or are we surrounded? You can find out in our Bonus Video “How
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100 thoughts on “What Would A Civilization 1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?

  1. Maybe dreams are an invasion by aliens into our mind. Maybe when you get angry its an alien invading your mind. Maybe oxygen is poisonous and its the reason we get old. Maybe aliens is what we become after death. Maybe we are stupid to guess.

  2. We haven't found aliens yet because different species will occupy different planets @different times .when human race becomes extinct another race will live on planet mars and earth will be as mysterious as mars is now .

  3. Earth and humanity is an Alien creation. You can understand everything in the universe by understanding one sentence. "If you cannot see the obvious, you'll never perceive the truth."

  4. We don't have the ability to reach level one. If we did we would lose our food source. Who doesn't like clear blue water?

  5. most species don't las more than a few million years before dying out. being an intelligent species changes the equation somewhat of course, but still…….

  6. You know how dumb you sound by trying to predict how a species way mature than us would be like…its like a chimpanzee trying to describe the financial market of 2050….

  7. Would a colony of bacteria know there's a human sustaining them in a patri dish? now imagine we are the bacteria… the bacteria cannot comprehend what a human is thinking, but a human can comprehend what would a bacteria might do

  8. There's no proof that were not part of an older civilization or the remnants of one is very old and yes I know about the Fermi paradox but the bootes Galaxy puts some doubt into that

  9. the jinns existed b4 us at least 20 to 30 thousand years and still do but in a parallel dimensions to our world like the aliens, ghosts, vampires, etc

  10. If there is billion old advanced civilization around then most probably they do not want to interact with us. it will be absolutely meaningless for THEM to interact with US because WE are intellectually absolutely inferior than THEM. It will just like we discover alien bacteria on another planet or moon, can we have some meaning full interaction with them ?

  11. That's assuming that there isn't some limit to what is physically possible. Or that all alien races don't die out from their star exploding before they reach that level.

  12. Was looking for something analytical and found preachy, sarcastic and not well thought out. Channel blocked

  13. We'll extinct ourselves long before we get to type II. We humans like war and destruction too much to be highly civilized.

  14. A civilization over a billion years old would definite be with God some what like the Orgainians on star trek

  15. If they’re benign we could only hope they would be curious enough to get to know us. If they’re hostile, we would simply cease to exist.

  16. Not so much difference, just a little bit of advanced species may have chance to visit us. we may develop our relationship by trading, exchanging …. war, having fun, people

  17. Your videos are demonitised because of nasty videos. They are being demonitised because the radical left activists are pushing for censorship.

  18. If they are that far ahead then they are responsible for our reality that they control. You know the way we kill animals to food, we have no sympathy, the aliens feel the same when we die I bet.

  19. There is probably more truth in this, than in most religions.

    I do believe in some God though, in a creator. Who? I don't know, but all creation wasn't random, I hope we are starting to see

  20. In spirit from the afterlife in the future. Death is inevitable. That's a demension very misunderstood and misrepresented

  21. The human race will be extinct within 500 years. And, we'll probably blow the planet up at the same time.

  22. I believe the great filter is ahead of us. So quite possible earlier civilisation is extinct. Look at we human we almost destroy our civilisation during the cold war

  23. I bet they can harvest an infinite amount of energy supply from the sub-atomic particle and don't need stars to get their energy.

  24. We are not alone but perhaps we are in the boondocks of the Milky Way galaxy with all the action in the opposite side….hence the farthest our radio contact has gotten is no where near them nor are they interested in discovering us because "alien" life is common place in their part of the Milky Way galaxy.

  25. If they are a billion years older than us it may be possible that we came into existence when they farted.

  26. I doubt the Kardeshev theory, Suns energy is also ment for the planet, if we tap all of it , we destroy the planet …..

  27. 1 billion years humans will get catfishes by robots

    Meaning men will have see the pussy to kno if they’re human or not

  28. If an alien invasion happened where they were an omega level on the kardashev scale it would be like bored maxed level players on a gaming visiting the first level of the game and just one shotting them lol.

  29. That’s the stupidest categorized civilizations. Hunger for power for lack of provision. Explosive energy is the worst energy.

  30. The Kardashev Scale was invented by an earth being, extraterrestrials don’t have to evolve according to our imagined scale.

  31. I find it difficult to image the material resources necessary to construct a sphere around any Sun. My limited imagination doesn't think it is possible.

  32. you're talking about God, himself, sir. Sees all, knows all, created the matrix itself for us to thrash about in, with his strings and omnipresence

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