If you’ve ever wondered what the Earth will look like in a billion years time, then this impressive new video will do the job for you.
This jaw-dropping video has simplified down the hard job of imagining it for you though and the changes that are apparently in store for us are pretty staggering.
YouTube channel RealLifeLore posted the video – unveiling their predictions for the planet – which are both disturbing and mind-blowing in equal measure.
The clip starts 10,000 years into the future and suggests human’s will encounter a huge technology meltdown.
The video explains:
Software that encodes the AD calendar year as a four digital decimal will no longer be able to encode dates starting at 10,000 AD.
It will be a real Y10K.
At this point in the Earth’s life-time, people’s genetic appearances – such as skin and hair colour – will be spread around the globe and not exclusive to just one area.
Fast forward to 20,000 years and global languages will have evolved out of all recognition, combining together and containing very few words from our present vocabulary.
At this stage, the Earth will fall into another glacial period, resulting in the disappearance of the Niagara Falls and the lakes on the Canadian Shield.
Skip forward to 100,000 years time and the star constellations we see today will be completely different.
In 250,000 years time, the landscape of the world starts to change and the Lo-ihi Volcano will be seen emerging out of the sea.
Double that length of time again and things start to get really scary, as experts predict the Earth will be hit by a huge asteroid- although this could potentially be stopped by human intervention.
In 950,000 years time, a meteor crater in Arizona will have disappeared and worryingly, a major volcanic eruption is predicted while the huge star, Betelgeuse, will transform into a supernova.
In two million years, the Grand Canyon will have eroded into a cavern and it’s thought humans will have left to set up homes on other planets, meaning the species will have evolved ‘completely’.
In 10 million years time, East Africa will have broken off forming a new ocean basin, and at 50 million years hell will break loose when Mars disastrously collides with its moon.
At this point, yet another asteroid is thought to be headed towards the Earth and in 250 million years time, after thousands of years of separation, the continents will join forces once again.
Between 400 and 500 million years the so-called ‘supercontinent’ will break apart again, before a deadly gamma ray burst will cause extreme damage to the ozone layer, causing mass extinction across the globe.
The video’s authors explained:
Plate tectonic movements will stop at this point, and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will decrease dramatically.
C3 photosynthesis will no longer be possible at this point and 99% of current plant life on Earth will die.
The sun’s increasing power will also cause major problems for the planet and at 800 million years, CO2 levels will have plummeted to such an extent, photosynthesis will not be able to take place.
And at one billion years time it’s a dry and barren looking place, with the sun’s luminosity having increased by 10 per cent from where it is now.
The video added:
The surface temperature on Earth will rise to a sweltering 117 degrees Fahrenheit 47 degrees Celsius on average.
The atmosphere will turn into a moist greenhouse and the world’s oceans will evaporate away.
Pockets of liquid water may still exist at the Earth’s poles, however, which means that they will probably become the last bastion of life on our planet.
Here’s the full video for you to take a look for yourself:
So it seems if we’re somehow lucky enough to make it to a billion year’s time – not us personally, but you get what I mean – there won’t exactly be much left.
Of course that’s even if we get anywhere near that point, as Stephen Hawking said recently humanity could end as a species in as little as 100 years. Fantastic.