Top 10 Hypotheses About The Earth’s Future

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Following the Industrial Revolution, the world started to change at a rather quick pace. In fact, if in the past century the outlook of the world was somewhat still predictable, nowadays the future of mankind and of the planet are very hazy. Considering the population’s constant state of tension and the scarcity of resources nowadays, some experts even go so far as to state that a third world war that has the potential to destroy our civilization can begin at any moment.

Nonetheless, most people prefer to see the future in a positive light and some of them even dare to dream about prospect accomplishments that will solve the world’s current problems once and for all. So, what will be world be like in the future?

 

1. Earth’s imminent destruction

From nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands to giant asteroids hitting the Earth at any moment, it is clear now the planet is exposed to several major risks that can bring its destruction. While you can surely blame this pessimistic view on all gloomy realities present these days, it is important to note that all religious holy books foresee a dark future for Earth and its inhabitants.

 

2. Effective and environmental friendly energy solutions

At this point, most people and governments are aware that our hectic consumption behavior has a negative impact on the environment and is possibly the main cause of the extreme climate changes. However, even as we speak efforts are being made in indentifying a renewable, less polluting source of energy to meet the entire globe’s needs. Take the European Union for instance, whose experts are working diligently on finding a method to employ wind and solar power throughout all member states.

 

3. The population’s incredible growth will not be a problem anymore

As the population on Earth hit 7 billion inhabitants, more and more analysts claim that there is literarily not enough food to support such a high number of people. Given the latest rumors on the limited natural resources and fresh water supply, you have to admit that they make a good point. On the other hand, the good news is that numerous scientists have already started experimenting with engineered food, an invention that might just solve the world’s biggest issue, if it will prove effective.

 

4. Contact with alien civilizations

Even with the currently limited technology, NASA experts have managed to create a space shuttle that has recently left the solar system. Going beyond the familiar neighborhood opens up a real possibility to explore other planets and find life. In fact, the topic of coming into contact with other races and alien civilizations has received a lot of hype after Curiosity reached Mars. Several of the photos sent home by Curiosity really sparkled people’s imagination as they keep finding Egyptian statues, footprints and mummified fingers in the pictures.

 

5. Living among robots

Irrespective of whether we will encounter other life forms beyond the solar system, a vast percentage of people believe that in the future we will be living among intelligent robots. Furthermore, it is commonly accepted that these robots will surely be more intelligent than people and the only way we can coexist with them is to keep up the pace with the technology we create. The bottom line is that people will shift the paradigm in the evolution of life by creating such intelligent machines.

 

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