The Universe Is Collapsing! The Universe Is Collapsing!

from the friday-posts dept

Okay, so maybe I’m just a little punchy today following the events of the amazing disappearing Techdirt database last night, but I feel the need to post this article about the fear (oh my!) that the universe may start to implode when it’s twice its current age. This very concerned (almost Onion-like) quote makes it all worthwhile: “A few years ago, nobody would even think seriously about the end of the world within the next 10 to 20 billion years, especially since we learned that the Universe’s expansion is accelerating,” says Andrei Linde of Stanford University. “Now we see it is a real possibility.” The world may end in the next 10 to 20 billion years? Forget this work stuff, I’m going out to loot and pillage.

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