Wouldn’t that just be humanity’s luck? An asteroid hits earth and wipes out the human race just 9 years before the Singularity comes to pass and we all would have been made immortal.
From AOL News:
Not to alarm you, but Russian scientists estimate Earth will be hit by an asteroid on April 13, 2036. Should we start packing our bags now? And where would we go?
In 2004, NASA suggested the possibility that the asteroid called Apophis, bigger than two football fields, might collide with our planet in 2029. Further computations changed their minds about that prediction.
And now, Russian figures give us a new date for a possible encounter with the giant rock from space.
“Technically, they’re correct — there is a chance in 2036” that Apophis will hit Earth, Donald Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program, told the Life’s Little Mysteries website.
But Yeomans added that the odds of this happening are only 1 in 250,000.
Last month, Leonid Sokolov of Russia’s St. Petersburg State University announced that “Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000 to 38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029. Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036.” . . .
The Russian researchers theorize that the nearly 1,000-foot-diameter Apophis might pass through an area in space called a gravitational keyhole in its 2029 pass of Earth. This keyhole might alter the asteroid’s course and aim it for a more direct hit of our home planet.
Yeomans explains that NASA isn’t concerned about Apophis coming too close to us in 2029.
“We’ve already ruled out the possibility of it hitting at that time,” he said. “On the other hand, if it goes through what we call a keyhole during that close Earth encounter … then it will indeed be perturbed just right so that it will come back and smack Earth on April 13, 2036.”
Then read Time Magazine: 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal
We are going to have to run a whole gauntlet of apocalypses. First comes Rev. Camping’s prediction that the Rapture will happen on May 21 of this year (just three months left!). The Mayans predicted that the world will end in 2012. Then we have April 13, 2036 for the Asteroid. And 2045 for the Singularity. At least it’s not just Christians or semi-Christians who are making these kinds of predictions now.