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Every few months, a journalist asks a scientist about the looming threat of Armageddon. That scientist's quotes are then predictably blown out of proportion and turned into some iteration of "The End Is Nigh". In light of Asteroid Day, which was yesterday, we'd like to clarify some of the apocalyptic misinformation that's spreading. As badly as we all want an asteroid to strike us squarely in the face at this point, that probably won't be happening any time soon.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Every few months, a journalist asks a scientist about the looming threat of Armageddon. That scientist's quotes are then predictably blown out of proportion and turned into some iteration of "The End Is Nigh". In light of Asteroid Day, which was yesterday, we'd like to clarify some of the apocalyptic misinformation that's spreading. As badly as we all want an asteroid to strike us squarely in the face at this point, that probably won't be happening any time soon.