2040 the world will collapse — This MIT computer has confirmed it


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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   Marc Botha (Medium)

2040 the world will collapse — This MIT computer has confirmed it
A computer program developed at MIT predicts that we will see the end of our civilization in 2040. We must expect the first catastrophes already in 2020. MIT researchers originally developed the…

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A computer program developed at MIT predicts that we will see the end of our civilization in 2040. We must expect the first catastrophes already in 2020.

MIT researchers originally developed the "World One" program in 1973 to simulate global sustainability — instead, it predicted the end of the world. In contrast to various other theories about the end…

MIT researchers originally developed the “World One” program in 1973 to simulate global sustainability — instead, it predicted the end of the world. In contrast to various other theories about the end of civilizations and ultimately the world, the predictions made by the computer in the 1970s have so far proved to be true to an alarming degree of accuracy and variety.

The end of the world comes as a global collapse.

World One” had been commissioned at that time by the “Club of Rome”. The association is made up of thinkers, former heads of government, scientists and UN bureaucrats and has set itself the goal of “promoting understanding of the global challenges facing humanity and proposing solutions through scientific analysis, communication and representation of interests.”

2020 will be the first disaster milestone

The programme produced the required model, but in a form that the scientists had not expected. It predicted that population and industry expansion would lead the world to global collapse by 2040. The first milestone set by the algorithm in 2020 was an abrupt drop in the standard of living.

According to the Australian spin-off of ABC News, “around 2020 […] the state of the planet will be very critical. If we do nothing to stop it, the quality of life will drop to zero. Pollution becomes so serious that it kills people, which in turn will weaken the population, lower than in the year 1900. In this phase, around 2040 to 2050, civilized life as we know it on this planet will end. “

A computer model from 1973 may not be the best way to predict the future, especially since many factors have changed in the meantime. But: If not in 2040, then perhaps in 2070 or in 2100. At least if it wasn’t a third world war that had already caused us to bomb back into the Stone Age. Nevertheless, the model should make you think a little and make you think about your share in the future development.

Do we still have a chance of being rescued?

According to the experts of the Club of Rome, the collapse can only be prevented if nations like the USA and China stop devouring global resources. The time for action is limited: Nine out of ten people worldwide already breathe polluted air — according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Besides, the WHO attributes around seven million deaths a year to global environmental pollution.

“The sovereignty of nations is no longer absolute,” said Alexander King, the leader of the Club of Rome. “Gradually, sovereignty is gradually decreasing. This will also happen in the great nations.”

The end of the world is omnipresent

That people deal with their end is normal and omnipresent. Not only the “Doomsday Clock” points with 2 to 12 to the end of the world. NASA is also working on plans to prevent the end of the world by repulsing deadly asteroids. We regularly experience that this will be necessary sometime. Just this month a massive object from space will head for Earth. However, until then it is time to keep calm. Because if the end of the world really is threatening us, there is still enough time to panic.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

We were once famously told "A house divided cannot stand."

Did we really need an MIT model?

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1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

The folks at Predict are all over the place with theories of how and when. Betelgeuse is the we'll never know option if the Abrahamic God decides to do something the right way for once.

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1.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Hallux @1.1    2 weeks ago
A house divided cannot stand.

It learned to stand again elsewhere, in Yavneh and the Diaspora, the fall of a temple was not going to stop a courageous people.

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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

the amount of environmental concern by those supporting the carbon fuel conglomerates is in direct proportion to their likely-hood of their still being present on this planet when the catastrophic dominoes start falling. none.

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1.3  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago
"A house divided cannot stand."

This house, the US has been divided many times and it is still standing.

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2  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

I would not give this model serious consideration.    Reality is complicated and there is no way, IMO, for a computer model to make such specific predictions.

Show me a model that can predict the weather accurately or accurately predict the stock market before proclaiming something that can predict world reality.

I can see a 20th century model making predictions about over-population, food shortages, pollution, etc. using curve-fitting, etc.    Modern 21st century models would naturally employ machine learning algorithms to improve the accuracy by an order of magnitude.   But still, the problem is simply far too complex for even modern methods.   We can get approximations with degrees of confidence qualifications, but that is about it.

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2.1  Kavika   replied to  TᵢG @2    2 weeks ago

This nonsense is much like those that thought they understood the Mayan calendar and the world was going to end in 2012. 

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2.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Kavika @2.1    2 weeks ago

They now think the Mayan calendar meant 2021 would be the end of the world. 

Some people really just want the world to hurry up and get it over with.

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2.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

In reality, the Maya calendar goes on indefinitely.

The link is hilarious, these people are frcking nuts.

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3  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The purpose of the seeded article is to make fun of environmentalists. Once you understand that the content can be put in a proper perspective. 

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3.1  Hallux  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

I disagree, the purpose of this article is more likely in the quote: "A house divided cannot stand". Believe as the seeder does or the whole outhouse is coming down.

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4  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

The collapse of civilizations is nothing novel in human history.  Many civilizations have collapsed around the world.  And some of those past civilizations attempted to avoid collapse by becoming more global, too.  Those global civilizations of the past claimed sovereignty wasn't absolute, too.

Our modern global civilization is just another empire that will collapse under its own weight as many past empires have collapsed.  Not difficult to predict because it's happened many times before.  The One World Order will end just as SPQR ended; with self-inflicted, unsustainable complexity instead of a bang.

When any civilization begins creating more exceptions than rules then that civilization has fallen into the trap of unsustainable complexity and contradictions.  No civilization can govern itself with exceptions and contradictions; organized anarchy isn't sustainable.

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4.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Nerm_L @4    2 weeks ago

Keep in mind that an important aspect of extended civilization is to establish peaceful trade that provides access to resources that aren't available.  Protecting those resources by denying access defeats an important purpose for an extended civilization.  A global civilization is intended to give everyone access to all resources.

Protecting resources by denying access is an act of sovereignty.  Denying access to a resource requires a sovereign right to exert control over that resource.


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