2001. NEAR spacecraft is the first manmade object
to land on an asteroid.
events from 2001: A Space Odyssey begin.
2003. End of the World predicted
by aliens called Zetas
2003. Cassini spacecraft arrives
2003, Mars at opposition. 34.6 million
miles. Closest to earth in last 3000 years
2004. Alderson Drive is perfected
and allows interstellar travel. (Jerry Pournelle)
2004, Transit of Venus (6/8)
2004. Superconducting Supercollider
creates a wormhole bridge (John Cramer.)
2004. End of the World predicted
by Arnie Stanton. Second Coming
2005. Eon. First expedition to
hollowed-out asteroid uncovers The Way. (Greg Bear)
2006. End of the World .
2007. End of the World . Rapture
2009. Flashforward. At the CERN
something goes horribly awry.
2010 World's oil supply will reach
its maximum production.
2010. Half of all automobiles and
trucks will be electric
2012. End of the World . Bible Code
shows earth hit by devastating comet.
2012 Great Cycle of the Maya is 5,125
years in length comes to an end.
2012. End of the World. The earth
enters the Photon Belt from the Pleiades.
2014. End of the World . Pope Leo
XIX prediction ca 1514.
2014. Planned launch of the Terrestrial
Planet Finder by NASA.
2015. Fossil industry will start
to feel the cumulative heat of dwindling oil supply,
2015. Greenhouse gas emissions in
developing world exceed industrialized world.
2016. End of the World . Biological
plague released that kills all of humanity.
2016. Possible date for the flyby
of the New Horizons mission with Pluto.
2017. End of the World . according
to Sword of God Brotherhood.
2018. End of the World . Comet or
Asteroid collides with earth.
2019. Cities in Flight. Gravitron
polarity generator invented (James Blish)
2020. About one-fourth of children
will live in poverty,
2020. Skill shortage of nine million
college educated workers
2020 Estimated population could be
at 8 billion people.
2020. Global natural gas production
is expected to "peak" by now.
2020 Massive and uncontrolled deforestation
2020. Government will owe the Social
Security Trust Fund $3 trillion,
2020. Minority students will represent
46% of all students in the United States.
2020 Mt. Kilimanjaro - complete loss
2020. Podkayne of Mars. Intra-planet
travel is commonplace. (Robert Heinlein)
2022. Soylent Green events begin.
2024. End of the World . Asteroid
2025. Childhood's End. 50 years
after the Overlords arrived in 1975, (Arthur C. Clarke)
2025. Milky Way invisible eastern
half of the United States
2025 Two out of every three people
on Earth will live in water-stressed conditions.
2028. End of the World . Asteroid
1997 XF11 within 600,000 miles. Could collide.
2030. End of the World . Predicted
by Sun Microsystems Chief Scientist.
2030 The projected insolvancy date
for the Medicare Trust Fund
2030. One in four American women
will be over the age of 65.
2030. Peak aging of baby boom generation.
Total population 50.8 million
2030. The world's automobile population
will surpass one billion,
2030. Global warming could flood
New York subways, airports coastal areas
2030. World population 9.6 billion.
96% of the addition in developing nations,
2030. The Star Dwellers. Haertel
faster than light drive invented (James Blish)
2036. The Light of Other Days.
'WormCam' invented (Arthur C. Clarke)
2038. End of the World. Massive starvation
and polar icecaps melt. 2038.
2040. No distinction between a commercial
airliner a commercial launch vehicle:
2040. Population of California will
essentially double to 60 million people.
2042. Timemaster. First expedition
to Alpha Centauri. Warpgate. (Robert Forward)
2047. End of the World . Predicted
by the Church of BLAIR.
2049. Robots will be doing many household
chores such as cooking, lawn-mowing,
2050. The impact of global warming
is expected to be obvious by now.
2050. People of color will comprise
nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population.
2050. U.S. Glacier National Park
will contain no glaciers.
2050. Jet contrails to be significant
climate factor by 2050
2050. Ozone layer will begin to
2050. The world population 9-11 billion
2050. World energy consumption will
double or triple by 2050
2050. Photovoltaic solar energy of
18% in the entire electricity
2050, Fuel-cell electric power will
2050. Petroleum reserves are finally
2050. Human population estimated
at 10-12 billion.
2050. Death of the Oil Economy.
2050. Earth-dwellers will probably
be able to travel to the moon
2050. Globe will warm up by 1.5 -
4.5 degrees Celsius if CO2 at 600 ppm
2053. Third World War. Zefram
Cochrane invents space warp drive (Star Trek)
2058. Lost in Space movie. Jupiter
2 is launched from Earth.
2060. Population of the United States
is now at 560 million Americans
2061. Babylon 5. First permanent
lunar colony established.
2061. Halley's Comet returns. This
is the 31st time
2065. Procyon's Promise. A Maker
ship enters solar system. (Michael McCollum)
2076. End of the World . Bede the
Venerable, an 8th Century christian theologian.
2083. Alien movie begin its history.
2084, Transit of Earth as seen from
Mars (November 10th)
2088 Computer will be twice as smart
and twice as insightful as any human being
2090. Great Lakes water levels will
likely be one to three feet lower;
2095. Chinese economy has grown by
a factor of more than 50,
2100. Two-thirds of the world's 6,700
languages will have died.
2100. Average temperature increases
worldwide of more than 3 degrees Celsius
2100. Population in the year 2100
may be in the range 10 to II billion.
2100 Sea level in 2100, would be
about 0.4 metres.
2100. Atmospheric CO2 will increase
to 700 ppm by Temps by 3.5 °F (1.9 °C)
2100. The Ring of Charon. Earth
is accidentally destroyed (Roger MacBride Allen)
2101. Babylon 5. First martian
2102. Polaris reaches its closest
position with respect to the North Celestial Pole.
2119. Orphans of the Sky. First
Proxima Centauri Expedition (Robert Heinlein)
2150. Dr Who and his traveling
companions use his time machine and visit Earth
2115. Childhood's End. All adult
humans are now extinct, (Arthur C. Clarke)
2125. Childhood's End. The Earth
is destroyed (Arthur C.Clarke)
2130. Rama Revealed. Alien artifact
enters the solar system (Arthur C. Clark)
2197. The Engines of God. The
Iapetus Expedition. (Jack McDevitt)
2199. The Matrix. the world is
now being run by an artificial intelligence..
2200. Galaxies Like Grains of
Sand. The Procyon Colony is settled. (Brian Aldis)
2218. Star Trek. First contact
with Klingon Empire
2245. Babylon 5. The Earth-Minbari
War begins with the death of Dukat.
2261. Babylon 5. The Shadow-Vorlon
war at Coridian.
2264. Star Trek. Captain Kirk
begins the historic 'Five year Mission'
2267. Babylon 5. Drakh release
plague on Earth. Humanity annihilated except Rangers.
2300. The End of Eternity. Humans
discover the Temporal Field. (Isaac Asimov)
2341. The Man-Kazin War begins.
2367. Star Trek Next Generation.
The Borg attack the Federation.
2375. Cities in Flight. Earth
cities wander the galaxy (James Blish)
2400. Eon. Humans hollow out the
asteroid Ceres and install The Way, (Greg Baer)
2439. The Sundered Worlds. End
of the universe. (Michael Moorcock)
2487. Buck Rogers TV series
2512. Antares Dawn (Michael McCollum)
2525. Zager and Evans: In the year
2600. The End of Eternity. Time
travel created (Isaac Asimov)
3001. Ring. Space travel with
GUT-drive and wormhole technology. (Stephen Baxter)
3100. Earth's next little ice age
3111. Cities in Flight. New York
is launched into space.(James Blish)
3175. A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Earth destroyed by nuclear war (Walter Miller)
3262. Babylon 5. On a decimated
Earth, monks collect artifacts to reconstruct past
3500. The Songs of Distant Earth.
The quantum drive is invented. (Arthur C. Clarke)
3620. Songs of Distant Earth.
Earth destroyed as the Sun goes nova. (Arthur C.Clarke)
3850. The Corridors of Time. Time
travel is invented. (Poul Anderson)
4000. The Chaos Weapon. Trans-continuum
drives. (Colin Kapp)
4000 Earth's magnetic field would
vanish, perhaps reversing polarity
4004. Cities in Flight. Rebirth
of the universe. (James Blish)
4874. Ring. Conquest of human
planets by Squeem. (Stephen Baxter)
5088. Ring. Conquest of human
planets by Qax (Stephen Baxter)
5500. Ring. Third human expansion
begins into galaxy. (Stephen Baxter)
10,000. Ring. Humans become dominant
species in galaxy (Stephen Baxter)
11,500. Because of precession, Earth
will then be closer to the sun in July
12,000. The Wizard of Linn. (A.E.
16,000. Vega is now the North Pole Star.
20,000. Global climate would be naturally
heading towards another ice age.
23,000. A full-scale glaciation, much
like the last one, will culminate
23,125,. The star Thuban is now the North
26,000. Hari Sheldon establishes the
Foundation. (Isaac Asimov)
26,390. Dune. House Atreides moves
to Arakis (Frank Herbert)
27,827. Polaris returns to its closest
offset from North Celestial Pole
30,000 Pioneer 10 passes close to nearby
star Ross 248, 10 light years distant
50,000 Solar system enters a piece of
80,000 Peak of the next ice age,
82,000. Galaxies Like Grains of Sand.
Space travel resumes.(Brian Aldis)
100,000. Ring. Human assaults on Xeelee
concentrations begins. (Stephen Baxter)
202,000. Return to the Stars. The
Empire battles the Dark Worlds. (Edmond Hamilton)
657,208. The Time Ships. The Morlock
civilization. (Stephen Baxter)