Oxford's Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes -- both natural and self-inflicted -- that could kill off 10 per cent or more of the human population. It's a real buzzkill of a report and it says that any of these catastrophes could happen within the next five years.
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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.