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 theory that says we are “first in, last out.” The idea is that as civilizations expand and become more complex, they tend to collapse first. Berezin’s theorem suggests that this is because as civilizations get bigger and more complex, they create more problems than they solve. In fact, Berezin argues that the collapse of civilizations is inevitable.

What Berezin’s Theorem Says About the Human Race

Alexander Berezin is a theoretical physicist at Russia’s National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET). Berezin came up with an answer that says we are “first in, last out.” According to Berezin’s theorem, the human race will eventually disappear because it will be the first species to go extinct.

What Berezin’s Theorem Means for Future Generations

When it comes to the future of our species, Alexander Berezin has a pretty clear idea about what’s going on. His theorem, which he published in 2016, says that we are “first in, last out.”

This means that as populations around the world continue to grow and interact with each other more and more, we are increasingly at risk of becoming extinct. Berezin’s theorem is based on a mathematical model that predicts how populations will interact with one another. It’s not a prediction that we can easily change or predict the outcome of, but it is an important reminder of how our actions today will have an impact on the future of our species.

Berezin’s theorem also has implications for our understanding of evolution. It suggests that evolution occurs in bursts – similar to the way populations interact with one another – and that as a species, we are likely to become extinct within a relatively short period of time.

We need to be careful about how we use resources and how we interact with other species if we want to make sure that our descendants will be able to survive for long into the future.


Berezin’s work is based on the “Great Filter” theory, which posits that after the Big Bang and during the early universe, there was a period of exponential expansion and thermodynamic equilibrium in which only intelligent life could survive. According to Berezin, by the time we reach the end of our cosmic journey—due to our own actions—only humans will be left. This may sound alarming, but Berezin says it’s actually an opportunity: If we manage our resources wisely and steer clear of self-imposed extinction, perhaps we can leave behind a better world for future generations.