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The Great Filter (Drake/Fermi)

The Drake Equation provides us a means to predict how likely it is that intelligent civilizations may exist. The L-Factor in the Drake Equation represents the length of an intelligent civilization. This is the most significant single factor in the equation. The L-Factor Limits Contact With ET Aliens The Length of a Civilization should be […]

The Singularity is an Ascension

An Ascension is the act of an individual or group or species collectively raising their level of consciousness away from simple physical existence and toward spiritual existence. Because this describes an ascending beyond our current state, it is difficult to define. In science fiction, it ranges from a fairly static physical form with greatly enhanced […]

The Length of a Civilization

The Drake Equation attempts to estimate how many intelligent civilizations may have developed over time in a given area of space. One of the most important factors in the equation is the length (L) of time that a civilization exists. This is wide open to speculation and it is tempting to assume that an advanced […]

Imagine a Pea in a Swimming Pool

The standard size for an Olympic swimming pool is 50 meters long and 25 meters wide. Imagine a square pool half that size; 25 meters by 25 meters and around 9 feet deep. Throw into that pool a pea. The average pea is about 1/8 inch in diameter. The pool represents our galaxy, the Milky […]

Origin of Life Could Predate Earth

Moore’s Law postulates the growth rate of a particular subset of technology. Geneticists are suggesting that a similar approach can map out the growth rate of genetic complexity, helping to predict when our genetic timeline began. And it works pretty well, matching up some key points on the timeline, but there’s just one problem – […]

Ethics and the Singularity

Ethics may be the most important single factor in the singularity. It has the ability to trigger the singularity explosion and it may also determine the final outcome of the singularity. ETHICS CAN TRIGGER THE SINGULARITY A positive feedback cascade effect of improved ethics (see link below) can produce an increase in intelligence that will […]

Kardashev Scale Meets Fermi Paradox

for background info, SEE ALSO: The Kardashev Scale Singularity Theory May Explain Fermi Paradox The Evolution of Civilization The Kardashev scale describes the evolution of civilizations according to a grand scale of energy consumption. Stage I civilizations can consume energy on a planetary scale, Stage II on a stellar scale, and Stage III on a […]

Search for Old Intelligence

Our Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) programs scan the cosmos for tell-tale electromagnetic traces of other civilizations. They hope to find a beacon announcing the presence of an intelligent species out among the stars, but they also are looking for any signal that might indicate intelligence even though it is not intended as an announcement. […]

Singularity Horizon

The “Singularity” describes a future event in human history where intelligence and ability are being replicated and growing so fast that a hyperbolic curve is created where there is one general growth rate before the singularity and a completely different growth rate after the event. The turning point, where the growth rate changes dramatically, can […]

Explore the Scale of the Universe

Use the slide bar below the picture frame to move across the scale range and explore groups of objects found in similar size ranges. From strings and quantum foam at the low end to measuring galactic superclusters in “yottameters” (10^24th meters) and whatever is beyond the limits of our vision in time. Scale of the […]