Imagine a world where you’re not even human. You can create universes with ease and control time. This could be a reality in an incredibly advanced, and I mean an incredibly advanced, civilization. We’ve talked about What If humanity reaches type 1 through type 5 civilizations. But what if we take it a step further? What if we become a type 6 or 7 civilization? What would life be like then? Is a type 7 civilization even possible? What would humans look like? And why might something like this be a terribly bad idea?
Okay, before we start, let’s quickly recap the types of civilizations we’ve covered so far. I’ll make it quick.
Type 1 Civilization: Humanity gains control of Earth, and we’re able to access all the power on the planet.
Type 2 Civilization: We harness the power of the Sun and start to populate other planets like Mars and Venus.
Type 3 Civilization: Now humanity is controlling the entire Galaxy. Commanding the power of black holes, multiple stars, and all other celestial bodies.
These civilizations were conceived by Nioklai Kardashev, who created the Kardashev Scale. It’s a hypothetical framework used to measure a civilization’s ability to harness technological power. Civilizations 1 to 3 were developed by Kardashev himself, but the list has since expanded, in a more speculative manner, to add types 4 through 7. Here are some of them in fast-forward.
Type 4 Civilization: Humanity gains the ability to populate and control the entire Universe.
Type 5 Civilization: Now, humanity is controlling multiple universes. We’ve become a multiversal civilization.
So, that’s one through five. What happens next is pretty ridiculous. And we should preface that this goes beyond the expanded Kardashev scale, making these next civilizations purely speculative. They’re also getting so advanced that scientists claim these civilizations are hard to even comprehend. We’ll be dealing with problems we don’t even know about yet. But hey, you guys asked for this, so let’s strap in. Things are about to get weird.
TYPE 6 CIVILIZATION
A type 6 civilization will see some significant upgrades from our type 5 civilization. Instead of controlling parts of multiple universes, we can now control everything. We can instantly create or destroy any universe of our choosing. Not only that, but time would become a new toy for us to play with. We can now manipulate it any way we want.
Feel free to create multiple timelines. Maybe I’ll create one where I’m the president. Or I have blonde hair. Or maybe one where I’m super jacked. And with all these multiverses, humanity wouldn’t be the only civilization. By now, there’s a good chance we’ve discovered or even created multiple civilizations of other new species across different universes.
Ones that range from type 0 to type 5. And, of course, with us at the top of the food chain, humanity would be the rulers of these civilizations. Or, we might view them as cultures that are lesser than us. Maybe we’ll just observe them in the same way we do with ant colonies or zoo animals. And what would you look like in a type 6 civilization? Definitely not like you do now. Or I guess you could if you wanted to. Let me show you some examples.
You’d have the power to control reality and matter, so if you wanted, you could look like you do now. Or you could look like the Rock. There’s also a chance that we would no longer be biological beings. As we’ve progressed through these civilizations, technology and AI have only been getting more advanced. We may have fused with artificial intelligence, becoming robo-human hybrids. Maybe we’ll look like this:
And if you’re more creative, who knows what else you could be? You could be an alien. A god-like giant. Or go a more efficient route and become a ball of energy. One that could move around universes with ease.
If you think a type 6 civilization sounds nuts, wait ’til you see what’s next.
TYPE 7 CIVILIZATION
As we’ve progressed through these civilizations, things are only getting more ridiculous, weird, and confusing. We’re now officially at the point where this civilization is almost entirely beyond human comprehension. We’d have the ability to create, alter, and destroy more universes. Ultimately controlling everything. One of the key differences between a type 6 and 7 civilization would be us being able to control the omniverse.
Again – this is entirely speculative, but the omniverse is even bigger than the multiverse. It contains an infinite amount of universes, both real and fictional. It shows every conceivable timeline and contains realities we can’t even understand – yet.
Humans – or whatever we’re called at this point, would be able to transcend any form of physical or metaphysical reality. Our new forms are unimaginable, at least with our current knowledge.We’d be past the point of having to worry about dying or any form of suffering. Instead, humans might exist in a state of constant bliss, enlightenment, and euphoria. We might be able to exist simultaneously in multiple realities and timelines. Able to see everything in the past, present, and future.
With all this incredible power, it begs the question, would humanity even want to get to this point? Would we even be considered human? Society has progressed so far that we’re not even experiencing the things that make us who we are. Instead of hanging out with our loved ones and following our passions, we’re now invincible beings who have transcended our current feeble human needs and ideas. We’re now building new realities and playing god.
We’d also have plenty of existential challenges in this period. With humanity being so powerful and controlling everything, what would there be for us to do? We’ve already conquered Earth, the Universe, and now the omniverse. Where does humanity progress, and what would we have left to accomplish? We wouldn’t experience any adversity or challenges – two essential aspects of our human life.
So, as exciting as some of these things sound. Would it be worth it? Maybe we should go back and experience what life would be like if humanity turned into a type 1 civilization.