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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:29 am 
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A nice summary for what's coming. Beginning 10 years from now, ending 10 billion Years down the road when the Sun goes red giant.

Utne Reader: 10 Billion Years From Now.

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Ebb and flow. Ebb and flow. Over eons the Earth and it's animal population increases and decreases. It's climate changes from tropical to mild to freezing to mild to tropical etc, etc, etc....

The link reminds me of Issac Asimov's novel Foundation in which a young mathematician named Hari Sheldon convinced the emperor the empire would devolve and there would be a dark age lasting 10,000 years. Sheldon convinced the emperor to establish a Galactic Encyclopedia on a isolated planet to preserve knowledge and reduce the dark age to a single millennia. I wonder if mankind would have the foresight to do something similar and preserve mankind's knowledge to adapt to the changing Earth.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:45 pm 
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A nice summary for what's coming. Beginning 10 years from now, ending 10 billion Years down the road when the Sun goes red giant.

Utne Reader: 10 Billion Years From Now.

The comment by a Patrick Olson in the link was appropriate. What intelligent species?

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If it survives 10 billions years from now, the human race may no longer be the human race.

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I have wondered if by that point we might actually even have the technology to reverse the sun becoming a red giant. ... Who knows? That might just be beyond the reach of anyone or anything.

At some point, we are going to need to get interstellar, or at least intra-solar. As far as living anywhere else in the solar system ... it will require some terraforming. OR changing human biology, or incorporating some cyborg technology.

A Monolith could always help, of course. ;)

There's that entropic heat death of the universe problem, but that's even many many more billions of years off.

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when native vegetation is methodically stripped from 90% of the planet...finding another planet
with no vegetation does not help.

we're all gonna die, its just a matter of how and at what point.

that article makes it sound as tho...existing humanoids will be still working on interstellar travel 100yrs from now.
i doubt that. in 100yrs human will be lucky to find any green plant anywhere. heat stress is a human killer.
its killing the trees today, it kills humans today.
imagine another 20degrees.

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