What Do Alien Civilizations Look Like? The Kardashev Scale 

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Henrik Kowalski
Henrik Kowalski Dag sedan
Your argument about the nonexistence of a type 3 or above civilization is flawed why should we be able to detect their technology if we cannot imagine what it might look like (yo said it yourself). While you also offered a similar perspective at the end It still was bound to the assumption that a civilisation would develop inwards. If they would be able to utilise dark energy we would not be able to detect it since we can't even detect dark energy or really understand what it is for us its an extra term (not necessarily a constant actually the evidence points not toward a cosmological constant but rather a function) in the Einstein equations we don't know where it comes from we only know it influences the large scale structure of spacetime.
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Joey DR14
Joey DR14 Timme sedan
The type omega civilisation gives me Rick and Morty vibes
Kartexx 2 timmar sedan
Sad to think that we probably won't advance any further due to the selfish nature of humanity
Tolly Gig
Tolly Gig 2 timmar sedan
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Mcheetah 5 timmar sedan
We'll be lucky to survive to Type 1.
The Legend 28
The Legend 28 5 timmar sedan
What if the GOD every religion is talking about is the level OMEGA civilization :O
James Huynh
James Huynh 5 timmar sedan
They Might have disintegrated already
No Name
No Name 6 timmar sedan
Kurgestat: type 5 and Omega civilisation Also Kurgestat: we will never leave the Local Group
seungtae you
seungtae you 9 timmar sedan
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Suzannasa Amaechiuyn
Suzannasa Amaechiuyn 10 timmar sedan
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ᛋᛋchristianᛋᛋ 10 timmar sedan
Like my dad not visible
Marinka van der Zee
Marinka van der Zee 11 timmar sedan
"type omega civilisations might be the actual creators of our universe, for reasons beyond our comprehension, maybe they where just bored." Well God came from a 'ship' out of 'space' so...
Aaron S Lewis
Aaron S Lewis 12 timmar sedan
20 septillion you're welcome
Krubb 12 timmar sedan
Why are every human displayed in this video a female?
Justine Kyle Hernandez
Justine Kyle Hernandez 12 timmar sedan
Aliens watching this with advance alien technology: hehe, That's cute
Bodylifter NL
Bodylifter NL 14 timmar sedan
Maybe the smartest alien civilsations think there is nothing to be gained from expanding to other Solar systems. Maybe they are just Living in Peace at their home planet. Think about it, why are we already worrying about finding a new home when we don't even try our fullest to build a little paradise on earth. If we keep going like this, then finding a new planet might be the only option for us. But I think before worrying about that, we should put our focus more on trying to make our only real home a Little bit more beautiful and habitable for every human being and all of nature every day. I know that as Humans we are curious and we want to explore and build stuff, but is ruling over a big part of the universe gonna bring us or aliens more fullfilment, is there some price to be won for the species that can Conquer the biggest part of the universe? We don't even understand ourselfves for the most part. We haven't even mastered our own Internal world yet and are still filled with greed and hate towards each other which we don't have to feel. We don't even understand ourselfves for the most part. So what are we seeking outside? (I am not saying that all people are like that, because there are lots of people spreading love and peace fortunately) And we definitely are making changes but we aren't yet completely moving towards a sustainable earth. We could very well be the last generation to make a change guys, before A.I might take over and we lose our humanity. Or before we've gone past a critical point in Climate change or before wars for resources break out or before who knows what's going to happen. And we have the power to make this change guys, we just gotta take it step by step and day by day Let me know what you guys think. I found it difficult to really put my thoughts in words so I hope everything makes sense but I tried my best Anyway, good video Kurzgesagt!
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Malaikas bankolas 15 timmar sedan
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Flex Operations
Flex Operations 16 timmar sedan
The world not ready for aliens a lot of people are BOZOS !
endm 16 timmar sedan
You’d think if all Type 4 civilizations had developed like we have it’ll be morally messed up for them to harm a developing society. Of course it’s totally possible type 4 have different morals in general, but everyone starts from somewhere. Kind of like throwing away a baby just because the baby isn’t yours or it looks weird.
Tyler's Dad
Tyler's Dad 21 timme sedan
Us: Obviously, there are no Type 3 or 4 civilizations near us, because we'd see their handiwork everwhere. Type 4 Civs: Uh who tf you think flipped a switch and made all these galaxies, doofus
k c
k c 21 timme sedan
Science coming full circle and acknowledging the possibility of a god or gods.
Myles Telemaque
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Teej 1000
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Prismo Pizza :)
Rui Luz
Rui Luz Dag sedan
As a type Omega God, I must say humanity stimulates my infinite curiosity.
Karla Krem
Karla Krem Dag sedan
my favourite episode of the series.
{Captian Titan}
{Captian Titan} Dag sedan
Every cell has a universe in it
Karl Eunbie_04
Karl Eunbie_04 Dag sedan
Plot twist: We are the first type to exist. we keep growing and moving further then the new types will be born
Crusafix Shands
Crusafix Shands Dag sedan
5:00 is it just me or does this frame kind of look like the troll face?
Type 4 is god
No Name
No Name 6 timmar sedan
Type 5 is
Nvm type 5 is Elon musk
SilentGaming Dag sedan
6:22 sums up the british government perfectly
Zachery Bush
Zachery Bush Dag sedan
So type omega would basically be gods so humans in far future might become gods themselves.
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I can do this thing in spore
Brandon Breeden
Brandon Breeden Dag sedan
Solar panels might give us a jump then id imagine
Martin Dag sedan
What if a civilisation exist right in our backyard but they live and act in lets say 3 different dimensions other than the ones we can percive?
MrCakeJake Dag sedan
I'd like to think that we can just exist from this point on without worrying about further external irritations. What, don't trust me then.
Hudokus Dag sedan
There are no type 3 and 4 civilizations because there is always a point where a civilization destroys itself. This is a process that will repeat itself endlessly. Sadly quite depressed but the dark truth of the universe. At least that's how I think about it.
Citaro SR
Citaro SR Dag sedan
We can't make full use of energy from earth yet so we aren't 1 but we can already use energy from asteroids, the moon and Mars. It just doesn't make any sense
dhrupad yadav
dhrupad yadav Dag sedan
can omega civilization be the god as the Indian ancient philosophers say there is one god 'Lord Krishna ' who started it all but it is hard to believe if you support that theory too
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Not only content His voice is so satisfying too😁
illustrious me
illustrious me Dag sedan
Kurzgesagt literally called humanity greedy and shit heads in every possible language. Ngl we all our frustrated where humanity is going.
Yeet An Ostrich
Yeet An Ostrich Dag sedan
what if we die and we lose our memory and move up to like type 2
Imran Ghaznavi
Imran Ghaznavi Dag sedan
There is another rather less optimistic theory about alien civilizations- The Dark Forest Theory - that there is life everywhere in the galaxy, but owing to exponential growth and limited resources, the incentive is very high for each galactic civilization to preemptively kill any others. Novels by Liu Cixin, The 'Three Body Problem' and 'The Dark Forest' explain it very well. While the Kardashev scale is talked about, this dark forest theory is just as if not more instructive, and cause for caution for why we should not broadcast our location.
RichHomie Kel
RichHomie Kel Dag sedan
What if there are certain phenomena caused by alien species that we believe occur naturally in space?
Infinity Cold
Infinity Cold Dag sedan
That would be so cool if someone made a game about this
Denny Jo
Denny Jo Dag sedan
I like that small Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy easter egg
Jack D
Jack D Dag sedan
what if there are type three civilizations but because they're so far away their light hasn't reached us so we can't see them
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marque2127 Dag sedan
Got to love that probability drive!
Owen Toneido
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Kevin Duliesco
Kevin Duliesco Dag sedan
Chernobyl Reactor in 2100:Kaboom?
Kevin Duliesco
Kevin Duliesco Dag sedan
Aliens watching this:Were in danger
Coleman Schatz
Coleman Schatz Dag sedan
aliens watching this video in the future and thinking its racist
IccyChilled 2 dagar sedan
The only reason i would ever want to be immortal/ a ghost is to see all of this sick technology advance.
Drew Erlandson
Drew Erlandson 2 dagar sedan
10:19 pp
Sarat Nair
Sarat Nair 2 dagar sedan
Type omega civilization wondering why their car battery isn't working one day..
Alik 2 dagar sedan
The almighty creator (Allah) created the universe and the 7 heavens.
Jonki Supreme
Jonki Supreme 2 dagar sedan
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Koazzy R6
Koazzy R6 2 dagar sedan
i just found this channel and i love it TIME TO BINGE UNTILL 4 AM
Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic 2 dagar sedan
People in earth when we reach type 2 civilizations be like: Hon, where should we spend the summer? Uhh maybe on uranus.
The Hybrid Chosen One
The Hybrid Chosen One 2 dagar sedan
40 billion Earths. You can either go to a better or worse earths after death depends on how you lived.
Samuel Fletcher
Samuel Fletcher 2 dagar sedan
I love how he draws aliens and space
Angelo Ghost
Angelo Ghost 2 dagar sedan
God created the universe he created everything
Mal Grave
Mal Grave 2 dagar sedan
I loved this!
HOURS Gameplay
HOURS Gameplay 2 dagar sedan
I love the last few seconds of the video the music is so calming
BARRY COLE 2 dagar sedan
My better sensibilities seem to automatically reject cartoons to communicate this type of information. I live in my perception and it takes me for the ride. A photo montage might have worked better.
Brad 2 dagar sedan
Society if we just watched Kurzgesagt instead of going to school
fransisca vaillant
fransisca vaillant 2 dagar sedan
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Ivan Garcia
Ivan Garcia 2 dagar sedan
Maybe the type 3s there are, are just hiding their presence from us extremely hidden
Sneha Bagaria
Sneha Bagaria 2 dagar sedan
I watched 6:53 it gave me goosebumps the music is great!
Tsintsinnastya B
Tsintsinnastya B 2 dagar sedan
What if we are the technology of the third type of civilization?
Hasmi Hassan
Hasmi Hassan 2 dagar sedan
I think the reason we haven't found type 2 civilization is because what we are seeing at the sky is the past. They might be already ahead of us at this time, its only that the light haven't reach us yet. Its probably like thousands or million light years away, and the light that we are seeing now is the light that they were getting started.
Thomas Moulton
Thomas Moulton 2 dagar sedan
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Idiotic Corn
Idiotic Corn 2 dagar sedan
What about the “forever gone area” they could be in there
bLoWc16 2 dagar sedan
A sick joke of space is an advance civilization out different species in different galaxies and see who can advance the fastest FOR FUN.
Pimp Boss
Pimp Boss 2 dagar sedan
Ants like sugar, just give us some boost like sugar for ants hey!
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor 2 dagar sedan
I have seen, quite often, that this issue is treated as if it was unimaginable that there are not civilizations much older than ours. They act as if the universe is quite old. Actually it isn't. If you consider the amount of time that the universe can support life like us, we have barely just begun. I think it is entirely possible, even likely, that we are among the first generation of advanced beings to evolve. We don't see other advanced civilizations because none have formed yet to the point where we could see them. I would not be surprised if, when we make our fist contact with intelligent aliens that we are their first contacts as well. I strongly believe that if we don't destroy ourselves first that we will find an extra-solar civilization within the next 100 years. And I'll bet they are not that much more advanced than we are.
Aidan Zlogar
Aidan Zlogar 2 dagar sedan
What I want to know is what number is starwars
hikingtotoro 2 dagar sedan
Are we not type 1? I thought we could have been 2 initially but 4:00 says we will reach type 1 in the next few hundred years x_x Update : found out we are 0.75 4:54 is sad 😔 lol I don’t like type 2 and type 3 is much scarier. I love the graphics tho Is type 4-5 / omegas civilizations and not gods? lol I am so scared
Aaditya Kekre
Aaditya Kekre 2 dagar sedan
Maybe we are one of the first? That makes us farther ahead of others, and means we can't find them, and by the time they reach our current stage, we will be too ahead...
xXHybridXx3019 2 dagar sedan
10:21 this is what I believe, but with type three not type two.
Charly Vega
Charly Vega 3 dagar sedan
This guy figured out type omega. Wait what if... Huh 😳 this guy is one of them
StarBoy 3 dagar sedan
Why everyone thinks aliens should be visible with naked eyes? I think there are invisible aliens! Something like a ghost?! Or maybe made of dark matter? Who knows 😅
Giuseppe D. P.
Giuseppe D. P. 3 dagar sedan
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Isahi Castillo
Isahi Castillo 3 dagar sedan
Sad? Man.. no! That means the galaxy is ours! Humanity first suckers!!
Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez 3 dagar sedan
Gabi Perez
Gabi Perez 3 dagar sedan
Wow I wanna be an omega type citizen
Michael Antonio
Michael Antonio 3 dagar sedan
Maybe a blackhole is a machine built by a type 3 civilization.
Luke Glass
Luke Glass 3 dagar sedan
Bro I bet the Karen's would be alien racists
Paul jayaventhan
Paul jayaventhan 3 dagar sedan
Mam ny watching your vedios I thought for a second I was playing a game😂😂
MC wolfie
MC wolfie 3 dagar sedan
Is it possible to be jumping a few sub categories?
a Stealthy guy
a Stealthy guy 3 dagar sedan
Why do people assume aliens will be friendly do us? were humans ever friendly to each other when they colonised??
xavertha 3 dagar sedan
"type Ω civilization is the might be creator of universe" whic mean jesus is type Ω alien
S L 3 dagar sedan
Type Omega just sounds like religion with extra steps.
Vishnu Prasanna
Vishnu Prasanna 3 dagar sedan
Oh that transmittion to the merch segment was smooth.
Theo Taras Melnyk
Theo Taras Melnyk 3 dagar sedan
Am I the only one that spotted the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy reference?
ZUZU 3 dagar sedan
Maybe Humans have this all wrong, and there thinking is all wrong. Humans ONLY think of Consuming, Absorption, and Power of literally Everything... Maybe more “Advanced” Civilizations don’t do that at all 😊
Chris M
Chris M 3 dagar sedan
"All we really know is we havent seen anyone yet" This is actually a huge assumption. If these type 3 civilizations and beyond really do exist, how would we know if whether or not they have manipulated our planet? If they are highly intelligent and far superior than us, they could easily run experiments on us without us knowing their presence.
Hylerian Gaming
Hylerian Gaming 3 dagar sedan
$10 says that Dark Energy is just Pollution of Type 4 Civs. And they have "Universe Expansion" deniers.
Darth Parallax
Darth Parallax 3 dagar sedan
We don't have any One World Government which almost seems like a prerequisite for Type 1. We could have done it Morals Off decades ago but we had morals on handicapping us and it's unclear if Morals On can even do Type 1. Type 2 is just porting Type 1 to any other planet though and if we Terraform Earth we can Terraform Mars. (get rid of the Sahara, regrow the Amazon and the Barrier Reef) Type 2 is going to be easy if we make a few more breakthroughs. Type 3 it's very hard to picture enough material in the Inner Planets to make a proper Dyson Sphere.
Midnight-Rider 3 dagar sedan
Fake news. Aliens are all over. We are all one (God). And they have been here. We also have ability to travel the stars
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