In 1973, an MIT computer predicted the end of civilization. So far, it’s on target.

by Ezra Buckley on September 1, 2018

In 1973, a computer program was developed at MIT to model global sustainability. Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization would end. While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right?


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