Carl Sagan from his Keynote Speech at the Emerging Issues Forum in Cornell University in Feb of 1990

Carl Sagan’s Keynote Speech at the 5th Emerging Issues Forum (1990)

Introduction If you have not watched this amazing video of Carl Sagan from his Keynote Speech at the 5th Emerging Issues Forum in Feb of 1990 (1 hour 5 min) where he talks about climate change, then do it NOW! Sadly, his powerful and amazingly prophetic words are still very, very relevant today. I also […]

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Types of Advanced Civilizations (Futurism)

The Kardashev Scale of Civilizations

I am going to introduce you to an interesting idea proposed by Kardashev called the Kardashev Scale. Here is a quote from science fiction and fantasy writer Veronica Sicoe which has a great introduction to this concept:

In 1964, Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev figured that civilizations can be categorized by the total amount of energy available to them. He defined three levels of civilizations based on their capacity to harness and use power. These have since been expanded by another four (in light of the increasingly wild speculations spawned by marrying mathematics and theoretical physics).

The Kardashev Scale, as it is called, now lists 7 levels of civilizations based on their power consumption, and implicitly on their technological advancement and extension.

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New Super Efficient Opposed-Cylinder Opposed-Piston (OPOC) Engine Looking to Change the Eco Landscape

I ran across this article titled ‘Khosla, Gates Are Betting On EcoMotors’ Engine Technology to Transform Autos Into Cleaner, Cheaper, and More Powerful Machines‘ detailing this new engine from Eco Motors International which sounds like it could really make a difference. There is nothing like smaller, lighter, faster, better, cheaper… is there.

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GPI’s waste-to-fuel process validated by U.S. military

For a couple of years,  Green Power, Inc (GPI) has had a 100 ton per day model plant in Pasco, Washington that turns municipal solid waste (MSW) and other like feedstock such as biomass into high grade fuel.  This technology enables the replacement of limited, fossil-based oil with fuel that comes from garbage, which can […]

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The New God of Nuclear Energy is….. Thor?

If any of these links are not dead, need correcting, or if you have recommendations please let me know. In Support of Esperanto More Casual Peter Jameson’s Secret Language by Sylvan Zaft (a not-so-short story in English involving Esperanto) A beginners guide to Esperanto – more of a historical overview and explanation from the Guardian […]

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