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In this section of the Institute we will explore the diverse combinations of individuals and civilizations that make up the community of sentients.
FIRST THE BASICS:
Memory Beta Planetary Classification (modified from Memory Alpha's)
reducing none oxidizing
normal dense tenuous normal thin variable
Si+ I E F
Si J G H
Si/H2O (inactive) K L
Si/H2O (active) M
H2O S N O P
non-H2O T U Q R
According to the handy Kardashev-Sagan socio-economic classification system, societies can be objectively designated by the two dimensions of their energy level and information level, which are usually but not always, correlated.
K = (log(E) - 6)/10 where E is in watts; S = log(I) - 6 where I is in bits, so that the 23rd-Century Federation ranks as 1.2S.
0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
F agricultural post-nuclear
G industrial post-industrial
The Smith-Kinnison classification system similarly codifies the diverse combinations of species' characteristics humanocentrically. 100% Human would be AAAAAAAA or briefly A8
air temp. torso head arms legs skin locomotion