With the discovery of the plethora of exo-planets available in the cosmos, researchers want to look for those with an exo-biosphere capable of hosting an exo-civilisation. Their goal is to determine how they have managed to survive climate change — that's assuming they survived at all. The theory is that any civilisation that drives its planet into climate change either finds a way to continue their growth in a sustainable manner or will perish: can we see any out there?
We’re interested in how exo-civilizations develop on their planets. Given that more than 10 billion trillion planets likely exist in the cosmos, unless nature is perversely biased against civilizations like ours, we’re not the first one to appear. That means each exo-civilization that evolved from its planet’s biosphere had a history: a story of emergence, rising capacities, and then maybe a slow fade or rapid collapse. And just as most species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct, so too most civilizations that emerged (if they emerged) may have long since ended. So we’re exploring what may have happened to others to gain insights into what might happen to us.
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