A classification system for civilizations based upon energy usage.
The interesting property of this scale is that it
avoids any attempt at predicting the exact technologies
that any civilization might use since such predictions would undoubtedly be wrong. Instead it focuses on relatively objective physical measurements of the energy usage of a civilization which should be completely independent of technology.
Humans are currently a Type 0 civilization, using less than the full resources of the Earth.
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