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A method for measuring a society's level of technological advancement.
In 1964, Russian astrophysicist Nicolai Kardashev created the Kardashev scale.
The main idea behind the scale is that the status of a culture, as a whole, depends on two primary things: Energy and technology. Kardashev theorized that a civilization’s technical advancement runs parallel to the amount of energy that the civilization is able to harness and manipulate. Essentially, the more energy that a society can produce, the more technologically advanced they are.
In other words, according to this theory, a culture’s development is a product of energy and of technology. Through technology, energy is harnessed, and as social systems are expressions of this technology, the status of a culture is determined by the amount of energy that is harnessed.
The scale has a number of levels of classification. In recent years, scientists have expanded this scale to measure hypothetical civilizations—civilization
We use the abstract principals behind the Kardashev scale as a guiding theme in our investment thesis. The Kardashev scale encourages us to lean in to startups and teams that have the ability to progress humanity through technology.