Physics of Type I, II, and III Civilizations

          Specifically, we can rank civilizations by their energy consumption, using the following principles:

          1) The laws of thermodynamics. Even an advanced civilization is bound by the laws of thermodynamics, especially the Second Law, and can hence be ranked by the energy at their disposal.

          2) The laws of stable matter. Baryonic matter (e.g. based on protons and neutrons) tends to clump into three large groupings: planets, stars and galaxies. (This is a well-defined by product of stellar and galactic evolution, thermonuclear fusion, etc.) Thus, their energy will also be based on three distinct types, and this places upper limits on their rate of energy consumption.

          3) The laws of planetary evolution. Any advanced civilization must grow in energy consumption faster than the frequency of life-threatening catastrophes (e.g. meteor impacts, ice ages, supernovas, etc.). If they grow any slower, they are doomed to extinction. This places mathematical lower limits on the rate of growth of these civilizations.


synchronicity by ~x55 on deviantART

This is what we have for now
Lines flash across the atmosphere
Spark, speak! But not!
With the immediacy
That my desire needs

Fix it now, oh fix it!
Shared dreams
(such we have the time for)
Fix it now oh Fix it!
No gods answer still

To Darkness, Truth and Ironic Beauty

To Darkness,
Had I allowed you this
And for that falseness nearly
Sprayed herself across this field
Had I grown weary of truth
Surrendered to you once more
And let destruction loose, I am sorry

To Truth,
My painful service continues
It came of my own making
Then darkness clouded the field
For I had grown weary of you
And surrendered my thoughts
And sought destruction, I am sorry

To Ironic Beauty,
Thoughts played themselves
Mingling false with true
This weapon nearly took the field
In weariness I did grieve for you
But you surrendered thoughts to me
Your destructive soul, I am, and I am sorry

Eos – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          Eos is the daughter of Hyperion and Theia (or Pallas and Styx) and sister of Helios the sun and Selene the moon, "who shine upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods who live in the wide heaven" Hesiod told in Theogony (371-374).


          And Eos bare to Astraeus the strong-hearted winds, brightening Zephyrus, and Boreas, headlong in his course, and Notus, — a goddess mating in love with a god. And after these Erigenia (16) bare the star Eosphorus (Dawn-bringer), and the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned.

          Hesiod, Theogony (ll. 378-382) Personalized Recommendations to Help You Discover the Best of the Web

          It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head,
          So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.
          And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
          I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
          Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight."

          Wonderful Tonight

    Luci doesn’t know it but she put this there for a reason

    rest well for now
    the line is drawn thin
    and will fix itself
    rest well for now
    and it will be all right
    be well

Sri Lanka : refugee camp 2 by ~Archange on deviantART


Change your life once
You will see,
And they will tremble
And you will bring them
To your table
So that they may eat from you
And they are then your own

Words. Sometimes,
They tumble onto the page
Rearrange themselves
Speaking magic