DailyDirt: The End Of The World As We Know It

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Predicting the end of the world has been a famously difficult calculation. Population growth trends have not proven to follow a continuously exponential path, so we've easily avoided previous calls of Malthusian catastrophe. However, it's still possible that we've only managed to postpone the sixth major extinction event, and our technological cleverness won't be able to save us next time. Here are just a few modern predictions of doom that could ruin some retirement plans. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: civilization, doom and gloom, global climate change, green revolution, malthusian catastrophe, population growth
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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Mar 2014 @ 8:14am

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    "Y2038 problem"

    You would hope that most hardware will be 64-bit compatible by then and that the more archaic hardware has long been replaced.

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