Claudia Duczkowska's illustration with photo-collage was inspired by articles about futuristic civilisation types and the world of Star Trek.
The Kardashev scale is a method to measure the technological advancements of societies.
Type III civilisations have overcome the state of living in a mortal shell and moved on to robot bodies. They are able to harness the energy from the whole galaxy they live in.
At the moment, the earth is a type 0,7 civilisation.
This retrofuturistic piece shows the process of absorbing energy.