Building a Type One civilization in 2018

Building a Type One civilization in 2018

The Practicality Of Creating A Type One Civilization In The 21st-Century
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The majority of scientists acknowledge that a Type One civilization (on the Kardashev scale of civilization) is likely to emerge around 2100 at the current course of “civilization progression“. If we reflect on the calculations done in the 1970s such as those conducted by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, we as a global civilization were at a 0.7 on the Kardashev scale as far as energy production required to achieve Type One status. It is therefore the responsibility of people in the year 2018 to recognize that the conscious and deliberate creation of a civilization is essential to achieve the necessary requirements to transcend our current Type Zero status. A key aspect of this is to recognize the impediments to creating a global civilization like a Type One; particularly our current economic system.

Capitalism as a system has suppressed renewable energy sources extensively throughout the late 19th century, the entirety of the 20th century, and continue to do so into the 21st-century; even with major advances in the technological use of renewable energies. The reason for this is that achieving 100% renewable energy is verbatim “free energy”. This is problematic to the entire monetary-market system that capitalism depends on given the potential energy of the human species collectively would surpass in output that which it invested into the technology by a high factor of magnitude. Through this means of energy production, the entire position and premise of private economies built on the grounds of scarcity becomes completely obsolete and incapable of holding any position of legitimacy as a philosophical argument. The implementation of a 100% renewable energy system organized in a global networked manner that draws from every community, would have the necessary requirements to facilitate the final transition of a Type One civilization. The energy production of a global networked energy grid has yet to be recognized in its full potential.

If one considers the energy expended during the world wars and the materials wasted have been statistically calculated to have been capable of producing infrastructure over the entire surface of Mars; one can only imagine the potential capabilities of a fully global mobilized economic system deriving its energy from a unified system. The industrial capabilities of fossil fuel mobilized systems during the world wars were capable of completely shifting economic focus from domestic production to war total mobilization within six months. If this level of coordination is applied to provide every community food, water, energy, infrastructure, knowledge, productive capabilities,etc; than the human species would be capable of legitimately forming a global collective. In which every community is represented on the world stage, and every individual has the means of survival and access to the rest of human civilization to help advance humanity in an ontological continuum.

Humanity stands at a crossroads when it comes to creating a Type One civilization. The logistics and practical means of consciously creating a civilization that functions as a global species wide system is not only possible; but is the only solution to solving the problems and impotence of our current Type Zero stature. The human species has been evolving for hundreds of thousands of years, and we have been cultivating civilization for a fraction of that time. And yet humanity has gone in the span of 10,000 years from learning the basics of agriculture, to exploring the solar system and beyond. In the coming decades, centuries, and millennia, the human race will be accelerating towards crafting civilizations that are not only global, but multi planetary, multi solar, and (possibly in the distant future) multi galactic. The notion of such a massive and complex civilization is not something to be taken lightly nor laughed off as improbable given the statistical reality that civilization complexity is inevitable; if a species does not kill itself off. Therefore it is the responsibility of every human to envision themselves not just now in our current Type Zero existence; but to plan and work towards the greater complexities that Type One, Two, Three etc. level civilizations that we as humans could cultivate as species.

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An Open Letter to the Person Who Still Uses the "R Word"

Your negative associations are slowly poisoning the true meaning of an incredibly beautiful, exclusive word.
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What do you mean you didn't “mean it like that?" You said it.

People don't say things just for the hell of it. It has one definition. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "To be less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one's age."

So, when you were “retarded drunk" this past weekend, as you claim, were you diagnosed with a physical or mental disability?

When you called your friend “retarded," did you realize that you were actually falsely labeling them as handicapped?

Don't correct yourself with words like “stupid," “dumb," or “ignorant." when I call you out. Sharpen your vocabulary a little more and broaden your horizons, because I promise you that if people with disabilities could banish that word forever, they would.

Especially when people associate it with drunks, bad decisions, idiotic statements, their enemies and other meaningless issues. Oh trust me, they are way more than that.

I'm not quite sure if you have had your eyes opened as to what a disabled person is capable of, but let me go ahead and lay it out there for you. My best friend has Down Syndrome, and when I tell people that their initial reaction is, “Oh that is so nice of you! You are so selfless to hang out with her."

Well, thanks for the compliment, but she is a person. A living, breathing, normal girl who has feelings, friends, thousands of abilities, knowledge, and compassion out the wazoo.

She listens better than anyone I know, she gets more excited to see me than anyone I know, and she works harder at her hobbies, school, work, and sports than anyone I know. She attends a private school, is a member of the swim team, has won multiple events in the Special Olympics, is in the school choir, and could quite possibly be the most popular girl at her school!

So yes, I would love to take your compliment, but please realize that most people who are labeled as “disabled" are actually more “able" than normal people. I hang out with her because she is one of the people who has so effortlessly taught me simplicity, gratitude, strength, faith, passion, love, genuine happiness and so much more.

Speaking for the people who cannot defend themselves: choose a new word.

The trend has gone out of style, just like smoking cigarettes or not wearing your seat belt. It is poisonous, it is ignorant, and it is low class.

As I explained above, most people with disabilities are actually more capable than a normal human because of their advantageous ways of making peoples' days and unknowingly changing lives. Hang out with a handicapped person, even if it is just for a day. I can one hundred percent guarantee you will bite your tongue next time you go to use the term out of context.

Hopefully you at least think of my friend, who in my book is a hero, a champion and an overcomer. Don't use the “R Word". You are way too good for that. Stand up and correct someone today.

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Sorry People, But #BelieveWomen Is #UnAmerican

Presumption of innocence is a core American value

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There's a saying: "Lack of faith and blind faith - both are equally dangerous". Believing sexual assault accusers who are women just because they are women besides being the very definition of sexist - prejudice based on sex - is setting a harmful precedent on the way justice is served in this country. See, what this movement has done is changed justice from "prove guilt" to "prove innocence", an important and incredibly dangerous difference. Where is the due process that our Founding Fathers envisioned, fought, and died for?

Due process is an integral part of the reason why we have the United States of America. It was so important to our Founding Fathers that they included it in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eight (the Bill of Rights), and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. It galls me to see how privileged modern day feminists are - so privileged they seemingly forget the freedoms this country affords them, so they may live their life, expect liberty, and be unhindered in their pursuit of happiness.

#BelieveWomen is a vigilante movement - and with vigilante justice the innocent always hang with the guilty, one of the very reasons for due process. I've heard the argument it's better to let innocent men rot in jail than have rapist men walk free, an argument, despite being incredibly moronic and unAmerican, that would not be made if the accused was a man close to the woman's heart. Because with the change to "prove innocence", the assumption will be guilt, and a confirmation bias will be created. Whereas if the assumption is innocence, the jury must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has occurred. I understand that a high percentage of rape accusations are truthful (I believe the number is in the high 90s), but the small percentage that are not means we cannot, in good conscience, assume guilt. To assume would damn some men to a fate they do not deserve, a fate they would have to endure simply because of their sex. Any real feminist should be appalled at how sexism is implicitly encouraged in this movement.

If you choose to #BelieveWomen in spite of everything I outlined, that is your prerogative, but you must #BelieveAllWomen. If your father, husband, boyfriend, or son gets accused, you must #BelieveWomen and stand with their accuser. Any less and your feminist privilege will show. Vocal #MeToo activist Lena Dunham has already shown her privilege - accusing actress Aurora Perrineau of lying about being assaulted by her friend Murray Miller. When the going gets hard, feminists rarely stick to their principles. And sadly, feminism - and the double standards it always brings - rears its ugly head once again.

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