How cool would it be if we could one day regulate our atmosphere, control the climate and maybe even blast threatening asteroids into stardust?

Well, to do those things would require A LOT of energy. Essentially, we’d have to be able to harness all the power from the Sun. According to the Kardashev scale that ranks planets according to their ability to harness the energy from their star and even their galaxy, that would make Earth a Type II civilization. What does that mean and how far away are we from achieving that level of uber energy capacity? You’ll have to tune in to find out as Peter and Richard welcome back Michio Kaku, physicist and science communicator extraordinaire to help us better understand “What If we became a type II civilization?”

Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.


Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
Executive producer: Steve Hulford
Supervising producer: Richard Garner
Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik
Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh
Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
Research: Jay Moon
Trailer: Evan Yue
Artwork: Alex Griffith
Production: Underknown

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