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Have you heard about the Kardashev Scale? If not, you are certainly in for a treat. 

For us mere mortals on Earth, the Industrial Revolution was a huge step up for humanity and caused massive socio-economic and geopolitical changes forever. But just imagine what would happen if we were able to develop our technology to such an extent that we could actually leave Earth?

How about colonizing our Solar System? Better yet, the entirety of the Milky Way? 

Whilst normally the stuff of science fiction, it might just be a reality for humanity, someday. But are there any civilizations out there that have achieved these incredible feats? 

In short, we have no idea, but there might be some candidates.

The Kardashev Scale is a purely hypothetical scale for measuring a civilization's technological prowess based on the amount of energy it has available to it. It was devised in 1964 by a Soviet Astronomer, Nikolai Kardashev.

It first appeared in his paper, Transmission of Information by Extraterrestrial Civilizations.

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Category: Science