Frightening Events Experts Predict Are Coming Up In The Future

Frightening Events Experts Predict Are Coming Up In The Future

– [Narrator] The universe
is a terrifying place. Out there, events are in motion that will eventually lead to not
only the death of humanity, but the death of the universe itself. Even on our own pale blue dot, we are in constant danger
from above and below. Our survival so far is extremely unlikely, and things aren't going to change. Here are 10 upcoming events in the near and distant future that are
gonna keep you up at night. (vibrant music) (bubble bursting)
– Amazing! – [Narrator] Number 10, the singularity. With artificial intelligence becoming a growing concern in recent years with the unbound efficiency
of neural networks inadvertently becoming
wound up in the world of politics and social media, many people have begun to speculate on where AI might be headed. This has led to some terrifying theories, that as AI grows more advanced and is able to improve
itself automatically, the self-improvement will rapidly escalate to a point of near infinite efficiency. With enough sophistication, an AI could theoretically
not only become self-aware, but also reach a level
of god-like intelligence far beyond human comprehension. At this point, referred
to as the singularity by Google's head of
engineering, Ray Kurzweil, we will have reached a turning point, and our fate will no
longer be in our own hands. Our survival will be at the discretion of the super intelligent
beings we construct. Whether our digital gods
choose to keep us around or decide that we're too much of a burden to allow to continue to
exist, this could prove either the next stage of our evolution, or our extinction. Kurzweil believes this
event will occur by 2045, so you'd better start minding your Ps and Qs around your laptop. Number nine, incurable infections. Irresponsible doctors
and risky self-treatment have contributed to an
issue that is quickly becoming one of the most serious threats to human civilization,
antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The unnecessary
over-prescription of antibiotics has led certain strains of deadly bacteria like E. coli and
mycobacterium tuberculosis to develop genetic
properties which make them essentially invincible to antibiotics. Through natural selection,
the strains that gain these traits through mutations
tend to survive longer and pass their traits
onto their offspring, rapidly multiplying and quickly becoming a terrifying threat. What makes this issue so alarming is that these bacteria
could turn a routine operation into a medical emergency with highly increased levels
of mortality worldwide. If we don't act quickly, by 2050, antibiotic-resistant
superbugs are forecasted to kill more people per year than cancer. To help combat this, you should avoid taking antibiotics unless
absolutely necessary, and aim to purchase organic meat, which is less likely to be
pumped full of antibiotics. Man-made bioweapons
manufactured to be untreatable and relentlessly lethal
present a similar threat. The accidental release
of these could rapidly spread into a worldwide pandemic, possibly even an extinction event. Statistics show that without
restricting these experiments, there is a one in four chance of a breach occurring within the next decade which could easily wipe
out 60% of humanity. Number eight, at war with the universe. Have you ever wondered what causes those huge craters on the moon? The answer is comets,
asteroids, and meteors. The reason earth doesn't
suffer quite as badly from cosmic acne is
thanks to our atmosphere, which deflects space debris. The stuff that does get through is usually traveling fast enough to
ignite the air in front of it, vaporizing rocky invaders
before they can do much damage. Only the fastest, largest,
and most cohesively structured intruders make it to touchdown, which can be cataclysmic and is thought to have caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs approximately
65 million years ago. In 1950, astronomer Carl Wirtanen spotted an asteroid a mile in diameter traveling at 38,000 miles per hour on a collision course with earth. While there is a less than 1%
chance of a direct collision, the possibility cannot be ruled out, and must be taken seriously. The asteroid is expected to
reach us on March 16th, 2880, which gives us 35
generations' worth of thinking to come up with a solution. One solution may be to cover the asteroid in reflective material,
which will transfer the sun's light energy into a force
known as the Yarkovsky effect, nudging it off-course. We need a solution because if the asteroid makes it to earth, it will hit the ground with a force of a half million megatons, 10,000 times more than the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated on earth. Everything within a hundred-mile
radius would be flattened. The destruction would easily extend hundreds of miles further, and the ensuing atmosphere dust cloud would have worldwide repercussions. If a 40 meter-wide asteroid can do this, imagine what a mile-wide object could do. While some life may survive, earth certainly wouldn't be
a pleasant place to live. Number seven, doomed by nature. As human beings, our optimism
is what has accelerated our species forward at
such an incredible rate, particularly within the past 200 years. We often fantasize about a
future amongst the stars, exploring the depths of outer space, but what if that doesn't happen? We can very well be held back by a little thing called human nature. These traits are in our DNA. They're leftovers from a
time where being cautious of change and suspicious of others was critical to our survival. These characteristics
are what will separate us from any artificial
intelligence we may create. It makes us who we are, but now, these traits work against us. And unless we force ourselves to change, they could be our downfall. This is the outline of
Enrico Fermi's Fermi paradox, which asked the question,
if sentient lifeforms are capable of interstellar travel, and there are billions
of earth-like planets in the universe, why
haven't we made contact? One of the most likely answers is that intelligent life
tends to destroy itself before it's able to make
contact with other lifeforms. If this wasn't depressing enough, another physicist, Frank Drake, has estimated using data on stars and habitable planets that the upper limit for survival of a technologically advanced civilization is 10,000 years. But this is all theoretical. For all we know, ET
could be here in a week. The universe is almost infinite after all. I won't be taking down my
aliens welcome flag just yet. Number six, super eruptions. Some of the biggest
threats to our survival actually come from the earth itself. Volcanic super eruptions are terrifying, and have posed serious
threats to life in the past. One of the earth's most
powerful super volcanoes lurks under the cracked surface of Yellowstone National
Park in Wyoming, USA, and its underlying heat can be constantly witnessed in the bubbling mud puddles, bursting geysers, and
steaming hot springs. The volcano has erupted
three times in the past, 2.1 million years ago,
1.3 million years ago, and 664,000 years ago. The decreasing gap between each subsequent eruption has led many to believe that we are long overdue for the next one, which is a terrifying thought. If the volcano were to erupt, it could launch up to
240 cubic miles of ash and rock into the surrounding area, burying almost half of
North America in harmful volcanic ash, and absolutely
devastating the closest states, burying the Northern Rockies
in three feet of ash. This event would send debris barreling into the atmosphere with
a persistent ash cloud, which could trigger a six
to 10-year global winter. Even if Yellowstone doesn't erupt, and some scientists suggest it may have already had its final eruption, there is still a massive risk presented by other volcanoes around the world. A super eruption could happen at any time, and is estimated to occur
within the next 100,000 years. Number five, hellfire from the heavens. At some point in the next 300,000 years, a three-star system known as WR-104 in the next galactic town
over 7,500 light years away is expected to destroy itself, exploding in a supernova. When this happens,
unfathomable amounts of energy will be released into
the surrounding galaxies, which unfortunately, includes ours. This energy will take the
form of gamma radiation. And if the burst aligns with earth, it will enter our atmosphere
in substantial quantities. Luckily for us, we may be safe at first, as our atmosphere is extremely effective at absorbing high energy
electromagnetic radiation, like x-rays and gamma rays, however, gamma rays in
these quantities will, over time, trigger chemical
reactions in the atmosphere, gradually converting nitrogen and oxygen molecules into nitrogen oxide gas. This may cause a
photochemical smog to block out certain wavelengths of
sunlight from reaching us, cooling the earth into a cosmic winter. The earth's ecosystem will be thrown into disarray as toxic nitric acid rain would devastate amphibian life. And rising levels of ultraviolet light would drastically increase
DNA damage and cancer levels. In spite of its explosive beginnings, the aftermath of the WR-104 supernova would be slow and almost unnoticeable, but would eventually be
responsible for the painful deaths of many of earth's inhabitants. Number four, roses are
dead, violets are too. In 600 million years, the earth will look very different indeed. As the earth's core
loses energy over time, it will cool, and eventually, tectonic plates will stop moving. This will mean no more earthquakes, but also no more volcanoes. And that might seem like a good thing, but volcanoes help to regulate carbon dioxide in earth's atmosphere. Without these, most of earth's CO2 will become trapped in rocks. As CO2 levels dramatically fall, plants will be unable to photosynthesize, which means they're unable
to turn sunlight into food. The plants die out, and not only does earth's renewable source
of oxygen disappear, but also the major foundation of earth's food chains and ecosystems. Without plants, any living
organism that doesn't live off fungi will
starve into extinction, and that includes us
if we're still around. Without the plants, earth
will quickly transform into a barren desert wasteland. If we hadn't left already,
this event would leave us with no choice. So begins the end of life on earth. But it's okay, I hear they have cookies just a couple galaxies over. Number three, a life well lived. Let's fast forward. Whatever happens to human beings, assuming we don't blow
planet earth up ourselves, life will most likely
continue for a long time. Life finds a way. Eventually, however, all good things must come to an end,
including life on earth. As the sun expands into a red giant, earth's surface temperature will increase to an average of 296 Fahrenheit, or 147 Celsius, even at the poles. When this happens, 2.8
billion years from now, the last remnants of life,
single-celled organisms clinging onto life in the boiling oceans or deep trenches will
die off as the earth's solidifying core stops
offering the nutrients and energy that are critical to life. These single-celled organisms,
known as prokaryotes, will likely be similar
to the first lifeforms to emerge on earth. And so life comes full circle
and goes to sleep forever. Probably for the best,
considering what comes next. Number two, red giants and
white dwarfs: no fairytale. The sun, like most stars, is
essentially a giant furnace, only it burns hot enough for
a nuclear fusion to occur. This is when elements
smash together so hard, they form new elements. This is fine with the lighter
elements like hydrogen, but eventually, stars begin
to fuse metals like iron. When this starts to happen, the star becomes inefficient at its job and begins to expand,
losing massive amounts of energy in the process. When this happens to our sun, in around seven billion years, it will consume the earth, the moon, and all the other planets in
the solar system along the way. Once the sun stops expanding, it will shrink down into a stable state, becoming something known as a white dwarf. The sun will remain this size, very similar in diameter to the earth, and will sit alone in its
once bustling neighborhood. A sparkling earth-sized beacon, the only reminder of the
pale blue dot that once was. (sniffing) I'm not crying. You're crying. Number one, this is the end. In the finale of all finales, once the earth has been gone
for several quintillion years, yes, that's a real number with 18 zeros, the universe as we know it will die. Physicists have argued fiercely for generations over how this might occur. One theory suggests that eventually, the universe will be
dominated by all-consuming black holes sucking up
everything in sight, even space itself. Eventually these black
holes will disappear as their energy is
released into the universe as Hawking radiation, leaving
no solid matter behind. This is known as the Big Freeze theory, and it has an evil twin
known as the Big Rip. The Big Rip would involve all forms in the universe being ripped apart into elementary particles and radiation by a mysterious force
known as dark energy. Some even theorize that as the universe is brought together into a chaotic soup, quantum randomness may spontaneously cause multiple new big bangs. This isn't just science fiction. Quantum randomness can easily be observed in the behavior of electrons, which can undergo a bizarre teleportation process called quantum tunneling. Through these methods,
which admittedly sound like something from a 1950s B-movie, the universe may be able to be reborn in the biggest comeback since Jesus. So, there you have it,
some really terrifying events predicted for the future. Will these thoughts keep you up at night? Are you happy leaving these issues to future generations to solve? Or perhaps you think there are other more frightening events I didn't mention? Tell me in the comments
section down below. Thanks for watching.


37 thoughts on “Frightening Events Experts Predict Are Coming Up In The Future”

  • Arsomoru Maitoyame says:

    12:45 who the fuck are you talking too? that was funny xD i should've start watching yall sooner…….. i use to skip over you guys…….

  • Ques what?
    We will be dead by then unless we somehow become immortal or something so why
    do we care about life in bilions of years!

  • Ryu Sky Walker says:

    For the meteor make a laser cannon and it will explode or use spaceships with lasers blasters should explode if we make it

  • joshua raglin says:

    Call me crazy but I don't think A. I. is capable of being self aware, it s not a living organism, it's an amalgamation of plastic chips, it has no motivations, no drive, no inclinations, it's code wrote by people.

  • Chris Li Loia says:

    8:30– Did he just say gamma radiation? OMG, are we all going to turn into Hulks?… bc that would be FUCKIN' AWESOME!!! Everybody would be nice to one another bc if you got the other mad then they'd just go on a typical Hulk rampage and destroy the local area… It would be the solution to world peace….. OR the world would be a barren wasteland bc of everybody fighting constantly lol… Which do you think would happen? haha

  • Chris Li Loia says:

    4:22– how the fuck would you cover an asteroid in any material when it's moving at 38,000+ mph? lol… Idk maybe somebody smarter then me has an answer but I think it's physically impossible

  • Do people actually care about the heat death of the universe besides the people who want to learn about it? Like I get being scared about the end of humanity, or the end of earth. Because humanity is what we are here to help. Even when we die, our contributions will help in some way. So I get that. I even get the earth, since we will have left our mark on the earth. But worrying about the heat death of our universe is stupid in my opinion, since theres no chance whatsoever that the human race will see it.

  • Words of Wizdom says:

    I've always had this theory that an asteroid skimmed Mars giving it that huge canyon like structure along it then slammed into the yucatan peninsula killing off the dinosaurs

  • 1:44 this tell him, when you keep such company, to them all one for all except the money 3:16 Highly doubt that we are now working on this. If they will start will be just before the collision and zero before, as always

  • Last winter i had a very painful experience with a mutated e-coli bacteria infection. The worst problem is when you get medication and the doctors realize its resistance after 3 days of being sick.

  • DJ Wise Pariah says:

    The singularity is such a dumb idea. It's 2019 and Microsft still manages to fuck up every new iteration of Windows, at this rate, we'll die out before sentient AI becomes a thing. Also, the most likely "extinction" of humans will come from us evolving into the next step.

  • Youggle-It ....... if-n ya can't fix-it. says:

    no, no, no. we have more than a billion an a ahalf years on this earth still, than the mere 600 million years when you say the core will cool and we all die. i've found the original warranty and it's paper work on this earth in an old earthen vessel. so no, you are most very wrong "Be Amazed."

  • You Don't Need To Be Frightened This Will Happen In A Billion Years and While Your Still Alive You Should Enjoy it

  • Earth is protected from large asteroids by the gravitational effect of the outer giant planets like Jupiter. Objects entering our solar system get caught by the massive gravity generated by the large planets and those planets take the hit rather than Earth.

  • What is unnerving is the fact that at the moment becomes self-aware it will have the combined knowledge of all mankind. Imagine a child at birth having the knowledge of all mankind.

  • Your Local Brown Guy says:

    I just can't believe we're almost going to be in the 2020's. Like, who else is here watching in 2019? ???

  • Supreme Shrimp says:

    Then what happens once we all die? Do we go to heaven? And will he’s an even be around after all of this will all forms of life be dead. Will our souls and spirits that once lived in heaven die off alongside the universe

  • Gamergirl 123 says:

    Globally, about 80% of Antibiotic use is by agriculture/livestock, and mostly because it boosts animal growth and therefore profits. The USA just changed laws in 2017, other countries like Canada had banned it long ago, but places like China still do it. Yes, world wide, massive corporations are allowed horribly irresponsible practices to make billions, but let's call the Dr's irresponsible, lest we actually assign the blame correctly and cut their profits further. Human misuse is a drop in the bucket

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