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What conditions are required for civilization to exist on this planet while the sun provides a suitable environment?
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What information may be derived from the [[assumption]] that civilization(s) continue for millions of generations?  Such information should help us better understand the conditions required for civilization to exist on this planet while the sun provides a suitable environment.
  
Predicting the future is rather difficult. But we may find information from the assumption that civilization(s) continue for millions of generations. Let us not (here) think about how (or if) we believe this can or should be reached.
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Predicting the future is rather difficult. Let us try to avoid making predictions. And let us not (here) think about how (or if) we believe the [[assumption]] can or should be reached. Please consider and cite [[Organizations concerned with related topics |work that has already been done]] where appropriate.
 
 
(Please consider [[Organizations concerned with related topics |work that has already been done]] to avoid repetition.)
 
  
 
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= If a civilization continues for million of generations... =
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What would its average rate of [[population growth]] be?  
 
What would its average rate of [[population growth]] be?  
  
What mechanisms could keep the population from falling [[lower limit of population|below critical limits]]?
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It managed to keep the population from falling [[lower limit of population|below critical limits]] and from rising [[upper limit of population|above critical limits]]. What can we learn from that?
  
What mechanisms could keep the population from rising [[upper limit of population|above critical limits]]?
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What [[threats]] did it have to survive? What information can be gained from the fact that it did survive the various threats?  
  
What [[threats]] would it have to survive? How could it do it?  
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Which threats may exist that are [[threats beyond control|beyond control]] of any civilization?  
  
 
How much would its average [[economic growth]] be?
 
How much would its average [[economic growth]] be?
  
Could it keep on increasing its [[knowledge]]? How?
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Could it keep on increasing its [[knowledge]]?  
 
 
How could it retain [[knowledge]]?
 
 
 
Where would such a civilization get its [[energy]] from?
 
 
 
What [[resources]] would it need? Where would they from?
 
  
How much of the vital [[resources]] can each generation consume?
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How would such civilizations  satisfy the need for [[energy]]?
  
What does [[sustainable]] mean?
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What [[resources]] would it need? How much of them can each generation [[consume]]?
  
What would influence the [[number of individuals in a population|number of individuals]] alive at any one time?
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What does [[sustainable]] mean for civilizations that continues for millions of generations?
  
Which threats may exist that are [[threats beyond control|beyond its control]]?
 
  
 
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Revision as of 09:08, 6 September 2008

What information may be derived from the assumption that civilization(s) continue for millions of generations? Such information should help us better understand the conditions required for civilization to exist on this planet while the sun provides a suitable environment.

Predicting the future is rather difficult. Let us try to avoid making predictions. And let us not (here) think about how (or if) we believe the assumption can or should be reached. Please consider and cite work that has already been done where appropriate.

If a civilization continues for million of generations...

What would its average rate of population growth be?

It managed to keep the population from falling below critical limits and from rising above critical limits. What can we learn from that?

What threats did it have to survive? What information can be gained from the fact that it did survive the various threats?

Which threats may exist that are beyond control of any civilization?

How much would its average economic growth be?

Could it keep on increasing its knowledge?

How would such civilizations satisfy the need for energy?

What resources would it need? How much of them can each generation consume?

What does sustainable mean for civilizations that continues for millions of generations?


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