Page 303. " The notion that other civilizations would be much more highly advanced than ours was further emphasized by Nikolai Kardashev, a brash young astrophysicist and star student of Shklovskys "

Grinspoon tended to describe Nikolai with ample praise and thus influenced me to learn more about him with interest. Once I researched about him; I learnt that he is an accomplished Russian astrophysicist, doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and is the deputy director of the Astro Space Center (Russia) and the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.