martedì 23 febbraio 2016

11 Scientific Predictions About The Future That Are Seriously Crazy

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The future is terrifying, but also kind of cool?

Having a humanity-wide party as Earth is narrowly missed by a huge asteroid.

Having a humanity-wide party as Earth is narrowly missed by a huge asteroid.

How long you'd have to live to see it happen: Until March 16, 2880.

Why it might happen: According to super complex calculations, a one-kilometer asteroid named (29075) 1950 DA has less than one percent chance of colliding with Earth during a 20-minute window on March 16, 2880. Luckily there is a more than 99 percent chance that this will not happen, and what better excuse for a party than an apocalyptic near-miss?

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Watching Mars develop some Saturn-esque rings.

Watching Mars develop some Saturn-esque rings.

How long you'd have to live to see it: 20-40 million years.

Why it might happen: Mars' moon Phobos is slowly drifting closer to Mars. Scientists predict that instead of it crashing into the planet, it will break apart into countless tiny bits to form rings.

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Saying "peace" to Saturn's rings.

Saying "peace" to Saturn's rings.

How long you'd have to live to see it happen: No more than a 100 million years.

Why it might happen: Scientists estimate that, at most, Saturn's rings will last another 100 million years before all of that rocky material is pulverized into nothingness.

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Being able to low-key creep your way through an archive of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE.

Being able to low-key creep your way through an archive of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE.

How long you'd have to live to see it happen: About 300 years.

Why it might happen: Because Google said so, that's why. Back in 2005, then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt made the bold claim that it would take the company about 300 years to "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."

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