I read about this article in Daily Galaxy news. Its a pretty awesome site for daily update on whats happening in the universe. So here, the Institute for the Future is inviting the world to play Superstruct,the worlds first massively multi-player forecasting game. It’s not just about envisioning the future—it’s about inventing the future, creating superstructures to solve and counter super threats facing the planet.
It seems based on an year long Super-computer simulation, the Global Extinction Awareness System (GEAS) has reset the “survival horizon” for Homo sapiens from “indefinite” to 23 years. Yea… 23 years! The GEAS president Audrey Chen said “The survival horizon identifies the point in time after which a threatened population is expected to experience a catastrophic collapse, is the point from which it a species is unlikely to recover. By identifying a survival horizon of 2042, GEAS has given human civilization a definite deadline for making substantive changes to planet and practices.”
Well, 2042 is definitely not the end of the world for us. Obviously. But, it does emphasizes in changing our daily practices towards the environment. So definitely somewhere down the line, the human race will be extinct just like any other species. But, may that be in millions or billions and not just a few thousands. Even the Dinosaurs managed 88 million years of survival before, being supposedly hit by a meteor. We are only 200,000 years old!