Taken from here: The Extraterrestrial Type V civilizations may not be as old as you can think compared to that of us. Human brain is a product of evolution that depends much on pattern recognition for its behavior and analysis. The advanced extraterrestrial brain far less dependent on pattern matching. The pattern matching actually is far more common in animals than humans. It is far less common among advanced extraterrestrial beings than humans. The pattern matching activities in the brain shows how weak the brain is. The advanced brain structure is not dependent on pattern matching and can make decisions even when pattern are unavailable. When human being make decisions when precedence is not available, it tends to guess. Some human brains are advanced. When you hear something like ‘intuition worked’, you know the brain worked in a very advanced mode and that is why the brain could predict things miraculously. As human civilization advance, either human beings will evolve as more intelligent beings where the brain depends less on pattern matching or a new species will come into existence that has an brain structure. According to extraterrestrial civilization trackers, a typical advanced extraterrestrial civilization who has mastered the universe and live in the Hyperspace recycling their integrated Zero Point Energies through physical planets like our self is perhaps a million years ahead of us. Interestingly civilizations evolve exponentially. That means the advancement of intelligence and less dependence on pattern matching is very rapid in later part of evolution. It means we can catch up to those advanced extraterrestrial civilizations soon in relative terms.