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The fate of the planet

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From engineered pandemics to city-toppling cyber attacks to nuclear annihilation, life on Earth could radically change, and soon. Scientists will forecast the fate of the planet at a press conference during the 2021 APS April Meeting.

"Our Earth is 45 million centuries old. But this century is the first when one species--ours--can determine the biosphere's fate," said Martin Rees, the United Kingdom's Astronomer Royal and a founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risks at Cambridge University.

"Our globally-linked society is vulnerable to the unintended consequences of powerful new technologies--not only nuclear, but (even more) biotech, cyber, advanced AI, space technology," he added.

EurekAlert

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Dreamer screamer
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Scientists will forecast the fate of the planet at a press conference during the 2021 APS April Meeting.

 

So when is the date they say we're all going to die then?   :sleepy:

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ted hughes
1 hour ago, Dreamer screamer said:

 

So when is the date they say we're all going to die then?   :sleepy:

This article rather unhelpfully says 0-several billion years: BBC - Earth - How long will life survive on planet Earth?

I always think that things that will happen a million or so years in the future probably won't affect me personally.

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Myles

We can slow it down but not stop it.   The population is too much.   There has been 42,000,000 people born this year so far.    17,000,000 have died, so 25,000,000 people added.   That's more than the population of Mexico City.  

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