|There are several ways in which a
civilization can develop in the future. With these
possibilities it is like with the civilization levels 9
and 10, which can be considered, but we lack the
experience or we simply do not know if this is possible
Besides extinction, degeneration and military
dictatorships, in our view there is a first choice for a
civilization to choose a technological path or an
ecological path. Therefore, civilizations can be divided
into two groups:
Bioconservative civilizations are cultures that live in
harmony with nature and from renewable energies. No
overexploitation or overpopulation and planetary
structures are more agrarian. Such civilizations have a
more spiritual or ecological attitude.
Technocratic civilizations enable civilization
development through technological progress. There are the
following possibilities of further development:
- Nomadic Civilization
- AI civilization
- Robot Civilization
If a civilization has long enough interstellar
space travel, it is quite possible that it will go all
the way into space. Therefore, extraterrestrial
civilizations may exist that favor life in space,
generational spaceships or flying cities or the like on
Technological civilizations can be represented like in
many SF movies, e.g. Star Trek or Stars Wars. Such
civilizations have the attitude that civilizational
development is made possible by technological and
scientific progress at all levels.
A civilization that has decoded DNA is entering the
autoevolutionary level. Through DNA manipulation, it is
possible to follow a completely unique evolutionary path.
In an auto-evolutionary civilization, there is a danger
that it will steer itself into a genetic impasse.
In an AI civilization, machine intelligence and human
consciousness are coupled or fused together. Coupling
should be possible in any case, but it is questionable
whether a merge is feasible at all consciousness and AI
could be so incompatible that uploading or copying a
consciousness into memory simply does not work. It is
also questionable whether AI can create a real
Otherwise there are hardly any limits to development.
Cybernetic organisms could then also exist in hardware
such as software.
Pure robot civilizations are still conceivable. One
possibility would be the development from an AI
civilization. Another possibility would be the
development and production by a species and subsequent
separation from it. However, here too it is questionable
whether such a thing even exists.