Kardashev Scale

the Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological development based on the amount of energy they consumed. Most people don’t count beyond 3.

1: Can observe universe around itself, maybe play locally

2: Pretty much able to look after itself

3: Got out and about a bit

4: That was a Fun Adventure

5: Pretty much able to look after itself wherever it wants

6: Observes universe around itself

Measurement

Most users of the Kardashev scale refer to anywhere between 10 and 10^47 Watts. Get your scales right before arguing too much with them.

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