by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
In "The Physics of Extraterrestrial
Civilizations" Professor Michio Kaku promotes an important typology
for extraterrestrial civilizations.
The typology is
based on current physics theories on different energy sources, and
how technology evolves to tap into and use these sources. There has
been accumulating evidence over the last sixty years that points to
extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth, and using energy at
very different levels based on their technological sophistication.
Tomorrow, for example, witnesses the
60th anniversary of the famous Roswell news release of July 8, 1947,
that a flying saucer had crashed. The Public Information Officer
responsible for releasing the story to the press, recently confirmed
that it was an extraterrestrial vehicle after all, and not a weather
balloon as later announced by the military (click
The flying saucer crash was very likely related to
the powerful thunderstorm activity associated with that area of New
Mexico, and signified the technological limitations of visiting
Kaku's typology is very helpful for
discerning different categories of extraterrestrials based on their
observable behaviors in terms of energy consumption and needs,
interaction with natural planetary forces, and negotiations with
Some extraterrestrials appear to very interested in specific
physical and/or biological resources, while others appear to be more
interested in macro planetary resources such as seismic and
geo-thermal processes, ionospheric activity, etc.
The latter often
appear to operate under some kind of non-intervention creed, but it
may be that they are simply operating at a technological level that
we cannot fully fathom in terms of their energy needs. The former
group of extraterrestrials, on the other hand, appear to need
physical and organic resources for energy consumption.
Kaku's typology was first proposed in 1964 by the Russian physicist
The typology suggests there are four
different levels of energy manipulation by advanced civilizations
whose total energy use is separated by a factor of several billion.
Type 0 civilizations would be similar to our own in that energy
consumption primarily comes from fossil fuels, and organic life.
Extraterrestrials operating at this level of energy consumption
would be very interested in what humanity has to offer in these
areas given the diversity of species and resources around the
planet. Such extraterrestrials would find that much of the planet's
resources at this energy level are controlled by political elites at
the national and global levels.
Consequently, Type 0 extraterrestrials would be interested in
trading their more advanced technology for whatever physical and
biological resources political elites are willing to exchange. This
is likely the source of agreements with national governments that
some whistleblowers claim are based on technology resource exchanges
with visiting extraterrestrials.
Extraterrestrials operating at this
level would be considered to have advanced negotiating skills for
achieving their goals. They might easily appear to be manipulative
and unprincipled in their efforts to gain energy sources for their
needs from negotiations with political elites that are opaque and
not officially disclosed.
Phenomena such as cattle mutilations,
abductions, underground extraterrestrial bases, etc., might be
evidence of Type 0 extraterrestrials fulfilling their energy needs.
Type I civilizations have technologies that work at the level of
planetary energies such as seismic and geo-thermal power, ionospheric energy, etc.
An example, would be Nikola Tesla's
wireless energy transmission that taps into the abundant energy in
the ionosphere. Unfortunately, Tesla was curbed in popularizing this
form of energy consumption at the beginning of the 20th century, and
we still rely on fossil and organic fuel sources.
Kaku argues that while humanity displays
signs of becoming a Type 1 civilization in terms of a planetary
language (English), planetary communications (internet), planetary
economy (e.g., European Union), and planetary culture (Hollywood,
mass media, etc.). However, based on our total energy output,
humanity is estimated to be still up to 200 years from becoming a
Type I civilization.
An extraterrestrial civilization that is at the Type I evolutionary
level, would be interested in planetary processes and use these for
their own energy needs.
They would have less need for agreements
with political elites at the national/global levels that have little
control over the weather, geo-thermal processes and the oceans
abundant hydropower. Such extraterrestrials might be interested in
preventing disruptive processes that might threaten the stability of
They might discourage, for example, the
development of destructive energy sources such as thermonuclear
weapons. The destructive power of such weaponry could significantly
threaten the integrity of the biosphere and thus deny such
extraterrestrials an important source of energy. Evidence for such
motivations appear in testimonies of whistleblowers concerning the
deactivation of nuclear facilities by UFOs/extraterrestrial vehicles
Nevertheless, political elites may attempt to deny such
extraterrestrials access to such planetary energy sources by
creating a global shield around the planet. A Space Shuttle mission
in 1991 (STS 48) captured live video footage of what appeared to be
a UFO being targeted by advanced weapons.
This might be evidence of
an undeclared national security policy to deny extraterrestrials
access to the planet's resources (see below video).
Evidence of Missile Strike Against
during NASA mission STS-48
Type II civilizations work with stellar
energies wherein solar flares, the solar wind, stellar fusion
processes, etc., are used for energy purposes.
would be able to tap into energy sources that are vastly beyond the
capabilities our present technologies. Type II extraterrestrials
would likely appear to be non-interventionist since they are have
little need for energy resources offered by our planet.
in any communications or interaction with our planet's political
elite or national citizenry, appear to be highly principled.
This level of extraterrestrial contact
may be evidenced in the testimonies of individuals who have
experienced direct physical contact or communications. This level of
extraterrestrial civilization would be viewed by those that come
into interaction with it as benevolent and non-interventionist.
cites estimates that humanity will take 3200 years to reach Type II
Type III civilizations work with energies at a galactic level which
would be using the energy of entire solar systems and the galactic
They might be interested in how an individual planet operates
in order to harmonize the energies of a solar system. So disruptive
processes that might threaten the stability of a planet and even a
solar system might attract the interest of such extraterrestrials.
They might discourage, for example, the development of destructive
energy sources such as thermonuclear weapons or anti-matter
The destructive power of such weaponry might not only
threaten the integrity of the biosphere, but could also
significantly disrupt the solar system.
Kaku cites estimates that
humanity will take 5800 years to reach type III status.
Kaku's promotion of a typology for extraterrestrial civilizations
based on physics theories is very helpful since it provides a means
of understanding the possible ways that humanity would interact with
visiting extraterrestrial civilizations.
There has been growing
evidence that interaction has occurred on the political and
individual levels but this information continues to be withheld form
the general public.
Some governments such as France have
recently taken the initiative to disclose evidence of UFOs and the
unexplained nature of these (click here).
disclosures help confirm the reality of the UFO phenomenon and some
of the activities of extraterrestrial visitors. They also help
provide raw data for discerning the motivations of extraterrestrial
Kaku's typology gives a way of discerning the
motivations of visiting extraterrestrial civilizations from their
That will be critical as we move closer
to official disclosure of advanced extraterrestrial life, where we
will need to understand which among the many visiting
extraterrestrial civilizations are most beneficial for our evolution
as a species and planet.