The Physics of Extraterrestrial Civilizations: Developing a Typology of Extraterrestrial Activities and Motivations
In "The Physics of Extraterrestrial Civilizations" Professor Michio Kaku promotes an important typology for extraterrestrial civilizations (click here). The typology is based on current physics theories on different energy sources, and how technology evolves to tap into and use these sources. There has been accumulating evidence over the last sixty years that points to extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth, and using energy at very different levels based on their technological sophistication. Tomorrow, for example, witnesses the 60th anniversary of the famous Roswell news release of July 8, 1947, that a flying saucer had crashed. The Public Information Officer responsible for releasing the story to the press, recently confirmed that it was an extraterrestrial vehicle after all, and not a weather balloon as later announced by the military (click here). The flying saucer crash was very likely related to the powerful thunderstorm activity associated with that area of New Mexico, and signified the technological limitations of visiting extraterrestrials. Kaku's typology is very helpful for discerning different categories of extraterrestrials based on their observable behaviors in terms of energy consumption and needs, interaction with natural planetary forces, and negotiations with political elites.
Some extraterrestrials appear to very interested in specific physical and/or biological resources, while others appear to be more interested in macro planetary resources such as seismic and geo-thermal processes, ionospheric activity, etc. The latter often appear to operate under some kind of non-intervention creed, but it may be that they are simply operating at a technological level that we cannot fully fathom in terms of their energy needs. The former group of extraterrestrials, on the other hand, appear to need physical and organic resources for energy consumption.
Kaku's typology was first proposed in 1964 by the Russian physicist Nicolai Kardashev. The typology suggests there are four different levels of energy manipulation by advanced civilizations whose total energy use is separated by a factor of several billion. Type 0 civilizations would be similar to our own in that energy consumption primarily comes from fossil fuels, and organic life. Extraterrestrials operating at this level of energy consumption would be very interested in what humanity has to offer in these areas given the diversity of species and resources around the planet. Such extraterrestrials would find that much of the planet's resources at this energy level are controlled by political elites at the national and global levels.
Consequently, Type 0 extraterrestrials would be interested in trading their more advanced technology for whatever physical and biological resources political elites are willing to exchange. This is likely the source of agreements with national governments that some whistleblowers claim are based on technology resource exchanges with visiting extraterrestrials. Extraterrestrials operating at this level would be considered to have advanced negotiating skills for achieving their goals. They might easily appear to be manipulative and unprincipled in their efforts to gain energy sources for their needs from negotiations with political elites that are opaque and not officially disclosed. Phenomena such as cattle mutilations, abductions, underground extraterrestrial bases, etc., might be evidence of Type 0 extraterrestrials fulfilling their energy needs.
Type I civilizations have technologies that work at the level of planetary energies such as seismic and geo-thermal power, ionospheric energy, etc. An example, would be Nikola Tesla's wireless energy transmission that taps into the abundant energy in the ionosphere. Unfortunately, Tesla was curbed in popularizing this form of energy consumption at the beginning of the 20th century, and we still rely on fossil and organic fuel sources. Kaku argues that while humanity displays signs of becoming a Type 1 civilization in terms of a planetary language (English), planetary communications (internet), planetary economy (e.g., European Union), and planetary culture (Hollywood, mass media, etc.). However, based on our total energy output, humanity is estimated to be still up to 200 years from becoming a Type I civilization.
An extraterrestrial civilization that is at the Type I evolutionary level, would be interested in planetary processes and use these for their own energy needs. They would have less need for agreements with political elites at the national/global levels that have little control over the weather, geo-thermal processes and the oceans abundant hydropower. Such extraterrestrials might be interested in preventing disruptive processes that might threaten the stability of the Earth. They might discourage, for example, the development of destructive energy sources such as thermonuclear weapons. The destructive power of such weaponry could significantly threaten the integrity of the biosphere and thus deny such extraterrestrials an important source of energy. Evidence for such motivations appear in testimonies of whistleblowers concerning the deactivation of nuclear facilities by UFOs/extraterrestrial vehicles (click here ).
Nevertheless, political elites may attempt to deny such extraterrestrials access to such planetary energy sources by creating a global shield around the planet. A Space Shuttle mission in 1991 (STS 48) captured live video footage of what appeared to be a UFO being targeted by advanced weapons. This might be evidence of an undeclared national security policy to deny extraterrestrials access to the planet's resources (click here ).
Type II civilizations work with stellar energies wherein solar flares, the solar wind, stellar fusion processes, etc., are used for energy purposes. Such civilizations would be able to tap into energy sources that are vastly beyond the capabilities our present technologies. Type II extraterrestrials would likely appear to be non-interventionist since they are have little need for energy resources offered by our planet. They would, in any communications or interaction with our planet's political elite or national citizenry, appear to be highly principled. This level of extraterrestrial contact may be evidenced in the testimonies of individuals who have experienced direct physical contact or communications. This level of extraterrestrial civilization would be viewed by those that come into interaction with it as benevolent and non-interventionist. Kaku cites estimates that humanity will take 3200 years to reach Type II status.
Type III civilizations work with energies at a galactic level which would be using the energy of entire solar systems and the galactic core. They might be interested in how an individual planet operates in order to harmonize the energies of a solar system. So disruptive processes that might threaten the stability of a planet and even a solar system might attract the interest of such extraterrestrials. They might discourage, for example, the development of destructive energy sources such as thermonuclear weapons or anti-matter technology. The destructive power of such weaponry might not only threaten the integrity of the biosphere, but could also significantly disrupt the solar system. Kaku cites estimates that humanity will take 5800 years to reach type III status.
Kaku's promotion of a typology for extraterrestrial civilizations based on physics theories is very helpful since it provides a means of understanding the possible ways that humanity would interact with visiting extraterrestrial civilizations. There has been growing evidence that interaction has occurred on the political and individual levels but this information continues to be withheld form the general public. Some governments such as France have recently taken the initiative to disclose evidence of UFOs and the unexplained nature of these (click here). Such government disclosures help confirm the reality of the UFO phenomenon and some of the activities of extraterrestrial visitors. They also help provide raw data for discerning the motivations of extraterrestrial motivations. Kaku's typology gives a way of discerning the motivations of visiting extraterrestrial civilizations from their observable activities. That will be critical as we move closer to official disclosure of advanced extraterrestrial life, where we will need to understand which among the many visiting extraterrestrial civilizations are most beneficial for our evolution as a species and planet.
E. Salla, Ph.D
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