25 Utterly Staggering Predictions Of Things To Happen In The Next Billion Years

11. In 2110, a 6,560-foot tall Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid in Tokyo Bay will be constructed.

12. In 2160, the first 150-year-old human will die.

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13. In roughly 100 million years Earth will likely be hit by an asteroid as big as the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

14. In 2177, Pluto will have completed its first full orbit around the sun.

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15. Around the year 3000, the average human could be 6.9 feet tall.

16. Between 2030 and 2036, the sun’s activity will drop by 60%, leaving the Earth in a second ice age.

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17. In 2038, NASA will send a submarine to Jupiter’s moon Titan in search of other life forms.

18. In 2040, there will be satellites collecting solar power in orbit and sending it back to Earth.


19. Sometime in the 2050s, the Red Sea will dry out.

20. Around the year 20,000, the historically abandoned site of the Chernobyl disaster will once again be habitable for humans.

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