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August 7, 2011
Type 2 by ~Equiliari Today ends the countdown to DeviantArt's Birthday. Today we celebrate 11 years of a community which fosters and nurtures the artist in all of us. To celebrate that forward looking approach I give you the Eleventh First Timer DD in a row. "Visions of a future world in which civilization advances beyond its own world out into the Universe beyond. Wonderfully done, you can almost imagine you are there."
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Type 2

Type 2
The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring an advanced civilization's level of technological advancement. The scale is only theoretical and in terms of an actual civilization highly speculative; however, it puts energy consumption of an entire civilization in a cosmic perspective. It was first proposed in 1964 by the Soviet Russian astronomer Nikolai Kardashev.
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A type 2 civilization has created large machines that extract and store solar energy.
The machines themselves are no larger than a planet about the size of 5 Earths, however they are able to directly extract energy from suns, and use this energy to create new microsuns by... well its a friggin type 2 civilization! We can't grasp how the hell they do it so its pretty much "magic" to us! :O
Ahem... Regardless... the civilization is by their own definition peaceful, they gather lone suns, and make sure they are not innhabited by sol class lifeforms.


I like the exsistence of the scale (or a scale in general to define civilization tecchnological levels), however I disagree with certain points in it. While the scale explains the ammount of energy harnessed, it says nothing about energy efficiency or how this energy is used. Regardless, I decided to call this image Type 2, because it encompasses the very core of a type 2 civilization: Harnessing the energy of an entire sun.


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Original Size: 5120 x 3200
Time Spent: 6 Hours

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very nice! by the way, those who want to know more about the Kardashev Scale can check out this video: