Last year, Alexander Berezin, a theoretical physicist at Russia’s National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), came up with an answer that says we are “first in, last out.”

Berezin’s idea is that, as civilizations evolve and grow, they tend to become more advanced technologically. At first, they are the ones leading the way, with the most sophisticated technology. But eventually, other civilizations catch up and overtake them. This phenomenon is called technological convergence. Berezin’s Theorem In a recent paper, Berezin proposed a new […]