posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 01:23 AM
a) We invent AI. We chock it full of safeguards to appease the party poopers and doomsayers. As the years wear on, those safeguards start being taken
down in the name of efficiency and eventually, morality. AI either wipes us out maliciously or simply becomes a more successful species and humanity
b) We find definitive proof of the simulated reality argument. We attempt to contact our Programmers using out own technology. We either reach a state
of mutual scientific/philosophical interest, or out Programmers freak out and shut us down.
c) Studies into quantum physics make a meaningful transition into the realms of neurobiology and the heart of the experience of consciousness. Rather
than a dismissive, black-box take on the human experience, with it's every day wonders, science is used to explore (particularly in the paranormal
areas of precognition, ESP, astral travel and the like) and reveals these to be potentials of the human mind to travel anywhere, at any speed and to
manipulate the reality of a profound non-physical shadow world which it turns out, we are actually from.
d) Space/exoplanet colonies help save humanity from mass extinction events.
I predict any of the above four, or perhaps all four, within the next hundred years. And to future readers studying this thread, I apologize in
advance for my hilarious inaccuracy