Millions of years ago, after billions of years of evolution and evolution on the beautiful planet of life, the earth finally gave birth to intelligent life human beings. After the birth of mankind, after millions of years of evolutionary evolution, it finally entered the era of primitive civilization 10,000 years ago.
Through continuous efforts, human civilization finally entered the road of technological development hundreds of years ago. The power of science and technology has also ushered in a period of rapid development of human civilization, especially since the last century, human science and technology have achieved a qualitative leap, and finally allowed mankind to realize the dream of flying out of the earth and begin to explore the universe.
Technology has brought huge opportunities to human civilization, and the age of technology has also shown us the importance of time. After mankind has not entered the age of science and technology, every century or a thousand years ago, human civilization will not have much progress, because that is the age of cold weapons. In the era of cold weapons, no matter how human civilization develops, there will be no qualitative leap.
But after entering the age of technology, let alone a hundred years, a thousand years, even if it is only a ten-year gap, great changes will occur in technology. What the human science and technology looked like 100 years ago, and what the human science and technology will look like 100 years later, I believe my friends will understand that it is a world of difference. This is the infinite possibilities that science and technology bring to mankind. So a friend raised the question: In 1000 years, where will human civilization develop?
If we are to predict the human world in 10,000, 100,000 or even 100 million years, I believe no one can make it clear. 99% of the predictions will fail, but if we are to predict the human world 1,000 years from now, I believe some of it may become a reality. 1000 years is a very short time for the history of human civilization.
Although 1,000 years is a very short time for the history of human civilization, for the advancement of human science and technology, 1,000 years are enough to cause earth-shaking changes in human civilization. Scientists once divided the strength of cosmic civilization into several levels. According to this level, the current civilization strength of mankind is about 0.7, which is less than the first level civilization.
The standard of the first-class civilization is to be able to use all the energy on the earth. I believe many friends know that the development of science and technology is actually the development of energy. The rapid development of human science and technology is still our research and application in energy applications. Fast forward. If energy cannot be broken, it will be difficult for science and technology to make a qualitative breakthrough, and human civilization cannot be completely upgraded.
There are many types of energy on the earth, and now we commonly use fossil energy such as coal, oil, and natural gas. In addition to these energy sources, there are combustible ice, geothermal energy, volcanic energy, etc., and these energy sources are still very few used by humans, and even some energy sources cannot be truly applied with human technology.
Only when we apply all these energy sources on the earth, it also marks that human beings have been upgraded to a first-class civilization. Starting from the first-class civilization, it also marks that mankind will initially get rid of the shackles of the earth and be able to initially use space resources outside the earth. . From the current 0.7 level civilization to the first level civilization, some scientists speculate that it may take 100-200 years to develop at the current rate of human development.
In other words, human civilization is hopeful to be upgraded to a first-class civilization within 200 years. After entering the first-class civilization, the earth’s resources may have been almost exploited by humans. Mankind will face the danger of exhaustion of resources. Even if the earth’s resources are not exhausted at this time, mankind will no longer explore, but will target the huge resources of the solar system.
From the first civilization to the second civilization, it is the stage of initial exploitation and application of space resources. When we can fully utilize all the resources and energy of the solar system, human beings will also be upgraded to the second civilization. And all the energy of the solar system naturally includes the energy of the stellar sun. At this time, many people think of Dyson balls.
The Dyson sphere is a kind of huge man-made object that scientists suspect. Its function is to surround the star and collect and utilize the energy of the star. When we become a second-class civilization, we will be able to build this Dyson sphere and absorb and utilize the energy of stars. When human beings enter the first-class civilization, the planets and asteroids in the solar system are our important resources for exploitation.
At that time, mankind will fully develop the solar system, mobilize the resources of the entire solar system to promote the rapid advancement of human science and technology, and continue to advance to the second-level civilization. Of course, it takes a lot of time to upgrade from a first-level civilization to a second-level civilization. Scientists estimate that it may take 300-500 years.
If so, it will take about 600 years to upgrade from the current 0.7 level to the second level civilization. After entering the second-level civilization, humans will also go out of the solar system and begin to develop into other galaxies, while the third-level civilization means that the resources of the entire galaxy can be used, that is, the humans can use the resources of the entire galaxy.
We must know that the diameter of the Milky Way has reached at least 100,000 light-years. If we want to use the resources of the entire Milky Way, we need to achieve a qualitative leap in speed. This speed is not sub-light speed or light speed, but super-light speed. Only by achieving super-light speed can we freely cross the Milky Way, and be able to exploit and utilize all the resources and energy of the Milky Way.
In addition to resources and energy sources such as stars and planets in the Milky Way, what is more important is the energy of the supermassive black hole in the center, which means that the third-level civilization can use black hole energy. The human civilization at this time may already be the overlord of the galaxy, even if it is not the overlord, it is also a powerful civilization standing at the top of the pyramid.
I believe that everyone expects that human beings can become a powerful third-level civilization, but it is not easy to move from the second-level civilization to the third-level civilization. At the very least, a super-light-speed flight technology may be a hurdle that we need to spend a long time to cross. Scientists estimate that it would take thousands of years for mankind to move from a second-level civilization to a third-level civilization, and it may take tens of thousands of years or even hundreds of thousands of efforts.
Therefore, after 1000 years, human civilization may have been upgraded to a second-level civilization, and it is precisely to make continuous efforts to advance to a third-level civilization. In any case, if human beings can really use a thousand years of time to enter the second-level civilization, it is actually a very remarkable thing. The second-level civilization can also be regarded as the middle-level civilization of the universe, possessing the ability of primary interstellar navigation, and can exploit and utilize the energy of galaxies near the solar system.
Of course, the above-mentioned development of mankind in the next 1,000 years is only a possible result of the smooth sailing of human civilization. If the development of human civilization does not go smoothly in the next 1,000 years, there may be some major changes. We must know that the earth’s ecological environment is rapidly deteriorating. If this deterioration trend cannot be changed in the future, it is possible that after hundreds of years, the earth will no longer be suitable for human survival.
Hundreds of years are not enough for human beings to have the ability of interstellar navigation, that is, we cannot leave the solar system to survive in other galaxies. At that time, humans may only be able to survive on the modified Mars, and human technology may slow down amidst such changes.
There is also a possibility that asteroids will bring a major crisis to the earth and mankind. None of us can guarantee that in the next 1,000 years, the earth will not encounter a large asteroid impact. If one day in the future, the earth is unlucky and is hit by an asteroid with a diameter of more than 10 kilometers, then 65 million years ago, the afterlife crisis encountered by dinosaurs will repeat itself in human civilization.
Of course, human technology may resist some of the impact of the impact, and human civilization can still survive. Even so, the mass extinction event caused by the collision will also cause great challenges to the survival and development of mankind, thereby greatly continuing the advancement of human science and technology. Therefore, it is still hard to say where the human science and technology will develop after 1,000 years. The future is full of too many unknowns.