Dr. Albert Einstein once said: "I know not what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
This pessimistic quote refers to our propensity to fight over natural resources and religion on a grand scale cloaked under the guise of freedom.
It is also a reflection on the evolutionary state of our civilization considering mankind as a whole species.
Visionaries and advanced scientific thinkers and Professor Michio Kaku, New York University, have loosely classified our world civilization progress to other probable civilizations in other parts of our galaxy.
Class 0 Civilizations
We are at this stage on the planet Earth. We have learned over the past 150-5,000 years to use natural resources such as fossil fuels, mining and mass manufacturing. We have accelerated the process of war.
Class I Civilizations
We are not there yet. These are civilizations who have survived the destructive nature of Class 0 civilizations. Class I civilizations have unified highly intelligent populations that have overcome violence and are able to travel at will to other planets and colonize those planets.
Class II Civilizations
Class II civilizations use the resources of their entire solar system. They begin to colonize other solar systems. They understand the futility of war and violence.
Class III Civilizations
Class III civilizations are exploring beyond the borders of their resident galaxy. They are able to bend space and time at will. They probably can move back and forth through time.
Class IV Civilizations
Class IV civilizations use the entire resource of the Universe. They may be beginning to explore the dimensions of trans-dimensional space and whatever else might present.
If we are to advance out of a Class 0 civilization, we better pay more attention to the educational, science and physical environments and less attention to war. The odds are on failure.