25 Terrifying Dark Predictions About The End Of The World

Posted by , Updated on October 30, 2018


When someone mentions the end of the world, it’s usually not a cheery topic. Still, scientists, religious leaders, and world experts pour gas on the fire with their dark predictions. From asteroids annihilating the planet to a devastating flu pandemic wiping out the human race, there’s unfortunately plenty of terrifying ways the world can end. You might even find a few that you had no idea were possible. While some of these scenarios could be imminent, others aren’t going to happen for some time. Either way, it doesn’t stop the existential dread from taking over your thoughts. You might even become a doomsday prepper after this. Here are 25 Terrifying Dark Predictions About The End Of The World.

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WR 104 Explosion

supernovaSource: https://www.space.com/5081-real-death-star-strike-earth.html

Scientists have warned that if the star WR 104 exploded into a Supernova, which it’s expected to do, it would release a powerful and deadly Gamma Ray Burst toward the Earth, destroying the ozone and killing all life as we know it.



volcanoSource: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Education-and-Careers/Resources/Papers-and-Reports/~/media/shared/documents/education%20and%20careers/Super_eruptions.ashx

The Geological Society estimates that within a million years, the Earth will have undergone an eruption of a super-volcano. It would be large enough to spew 3,200 km3 in hot magma. This would be comparable to an event that happened 75,000 years ago, causing a volcanic winter of six to ten years.  


Isaac Newton's Prediction

isaac newtonSource: https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/isaac-newton-predicted-the-world-will-end-in-2060/

Famed mathematician, physicist, and philosopher Isaac Newton believed, after extensive study of the Bible, that catastrophic wars would eventually destroy the Earth in 2060. However, he also believed the world would be made anew by God, ushering in a new divine era.



killer robotSource: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/this-new-form-life-stephen-11453107

While science fiction authors have been saying robots will take over the world for years, physicist Stephen Hawking claims it’s no laughing matter and is based in reality. He said if artificial intelligence replicates itself, it’ll eventually overpower humanity and wipe us out.


MIT Prediction

MITSource: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43e8yp/the-uns-devastating-climate-change-report-was-too-optimistic, https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/in-1973-an-mit-computer-predicted-the-end-of-civilization-so-far-its-on-target

MIT developed a computer program called “World One” in 1973 to help predict the end of the world. It used data like pollution levels, population growth, the amount of natural resources, and quality of life. It predicted that civilization will end by 2040 with 2020 being the critical point when things start to go downhill.

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