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For the day that’s in it, YouTube learning channel Kurzgesagt explores the possibility of humanity progressing from a near Type I planet harvesting civilisation (on the Kardashev scale) to a Type II star harvesting civilisation.

It’s easy. All we need to do is build a Dyson Sphere, or Dyson swarm around the sun and tap its power.

Next Tuesday alright for you?

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The Great Filter – one possible reason why we may never detect another extraterrestrial civilisation in the observable universe (everyone chill, it’s just a theory). Kurzgesagt says:

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news – or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.

Hurray!

Oh wait now.

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