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How advanced is our civilization? Hot Pockets? Check. Cat memes? Check. Total control of our planet’s resources, weather, and energy? Well…we’ll get back to you. That’s the basic premise of the Kardashev Scale. It’s a simple test to judge a civilization’s technological advancement. The scale ranges from 0 (we’re a 0.7) to a 6 or 7 (think omnipotent beings). This week we explore where we are, where we’re (hopefully) going, and how we can get there. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gives himself an upgrade to SUPER C (he’s been playing too much NES), the neighborhood cats are back in his cross-hairs (he drank a bottle of Malört), and we talk how Pluto has gotten the shaft (#teamPluto). All of that and more on the podcast that didn’t know you in high school, but if we had we would have beat up any other podcasts that made fun of your Magic the Gathering collection – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships by Charles L. Adler

Michio Kaku: 3 types of Civilizations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GooNhOIMY0
The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization – Documentary – https://bit.ly/2DQgZQq

Futurism – https://futurism.com/the-kardashev-scale-type-i-ii-iii-iv-v-civilizationWikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_consumption
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Kardashev
Curiosity – https://bit.ly/2sIiZ7e
Gaia – https://www.gaia.com/article/type-one-kardashev-scale
Tass – http://tass.com/science/896683


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