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How to survive the end of the universe

Four easy steps: First become a Type I civilization.

Then, become a Type II, III and IV.

It's all explained here by Dr. Michio Kaku:

In a seminal paper published in 1964 in the Journal of Soviet Astronomy, Russian astrophysicist Nicolai Kardashev theorized that advanced civilizations must therefore be grouped according to three types: Type I, II, and III, which have mastered planetary, stellar and galactic forms of energy, respectively. He calculated that the energy consumption of these three types of civilization would be separated by a factor of many billions.... Astronomer John Barrows of the University of Sussex writes, "Suppose that we extend the classification upwards. Members of these hypothetical civilizations of Type IV, V, VI, ... and so on, would be able to manipulate the structures in the universe on larger and larger scales, encompassing groups of galaxies, clusters, and superclusters of galaxies." Civilizations beyond Type III may have enough energy to escape our dying universe via holes in space.

We don't even currently rate as a Type 0. We're not far enough along, but if make it another 100 years, we may be Type I. That will put us in the Galactic Federation.

This isn't science fiction or mysticism, it is being espoused by eminent scientists. Dr. Kaku says they will not come as little green men; they will have exploratory robots, which was the idea behind the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He also brings home the theme of apocalypse now or evolve. Terrorism represents the regressive force which is not only wreaking destruction, but also a force trying to hold humanity back from a larger integration with All-That-Is, which includes the other species (ETs, friends, space brothers and sisters, choose your nomenclature) who have already reached these higher levels of civilization development.

We are so used to defining health in terms of the individual. Even "public health" only goes out to the nation, or maybe even the world. We have to begin thinking about issues in a much bigger way.

Integration means much more than bridging surgery and acupuncture. Even "mind-body" has to encompass things that may not look like what we understand as minds or bodies, yet nonetheless play a role similar to our existing self-concepts.

From now on, Maturity is going to look a whole lot different.
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