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LINK End of the world: MIT prediction from 1973 is proving true

Mark you calendar! This is not a prophecy but a prediction, a computer simulation.

An MIT model predicted when and how human civilization would end. Hint: it's soon.

In 1973, a computer program was developed at MIT to model global sustainability. Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization would end. While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right?

Why the program was created
The prediction, which recently re-appeared in Australian media, was made by a program dubbed World One. It was originally created by the computer pioneer Jay Forrester, who was commissioned by the Club of Rome to model how well the world could sustain its growth. The Club of Rome is an organization comprised of thinkers, former world heads of states, scientists, and UN bureaucrats with the mission to “promote understanding of the global challenges facing humanity and to propose solutions through scientific analysis, communication, and advocacy.”

The predictions
What World One showed was that by 2040 there would be a global collapse if the expansion of the population and industry was to continue at the current levels.

As reported by the Australian broadcaster ABC, the model’s calculations took into account trends in pollution levels, population growth, the amount of natural resources and the overall quality of life on Earth. The model’s predictions for the worsening quality of life and the dwindling natural resources have so far been unnervingly on target.

In fact, 2020 is the first milestone envisioned by World One. That’s when the quality of life is supposed to drop dramatically. The broadcaster presented this scenario that will lead to the demise of large numbers of people:

"At around 2020, the condition of the planet becomes highly critical. If we do nothing about it, the quality of life goes down to zero. Pollution becomes so seriously it will start to kill people, which in turn will cause the population to diminish, lower than it was in the 1900. At this stage, around 2040 to 2050, civilised life as we know it on this planet will cease to exist."
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The article states, "Life as we know it on this planet will cease to exist". That is not a definitive statement that life will cease to exist, but that life as we know it will cease. Maybe 3/4 of the population dies off and we have to become self reliant. Imagine living to exist and not to own new things. It would be difficult, but not the end. Maybe a rebirth and a chance to build a better society. IMAGINE, NO HELL BELOW US, ABOVE US ONLY SKY.

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They need to run the same simulation with today's data and computing power and see what it comes up with..................

Dhiltong Level 7 Oct 3, 2018

..... they did and the end is next year instead... joke.

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A computer program from 1973 couldn't have been too large. I can't imagine the computations were that detailed... With that said... Sound legit.

I'm waiting to see if we survive Trump. He's liable to start a nuclear war as a distraction. You can't leave a 10 year old in charge!

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After the planet shakes us off the reptiles will reign again. Go Turtles

According to alien conspiracy theories, the Reptilians already reign.

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Scary...but not surprising. I probably won't survive long term after it happens (I'm close to 50 already), but I have made a few preparations myself. Food, shelter, water...can be easily prepared for, at least here in the US. I feel sickness and disease will be a larger problem, along with growing and protecting long term sustainability in some areas. I'm in a rural area near the Mississippi River, so I foresee different circumstances from LA or NYC, Dallas or Arizona.

jondspen Level 7 Oct 3, 2018
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I couldn't access the video , but yes, 2040 sounds about right, after taking into account the way things are going presently. We're ignoring many clear danger signs, and continuing to procreate with total abandon !

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No surprise, right now it does seem like a race to the bottom of the well.

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Scary.

Umbral Level 8 Oct 3, 2018
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