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November 5, 2009

lim x -> 1.0?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1257465543 ) Play

(1) developed a scale commonly depicted as (2). (3) extrapolated it and says that we are approximately around 0.7 on that scale today. This scale is a staple theme in sci-fi. Identify 1, 3 and the scale.

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Answer:

  1. Nikolai Kardashev
  2. Kardashev Scale
  3. Carl Sagan

(1) devised (2) asĀ  a scale to measure the “state” of technological advancement of civilizations. (3) put earth at a “0.7” on this scale.

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