The End of the World

Scientists Used A Computer To Predict Exactly When Society Would Collapse

Claire Reid
Published 20:00, 25 January 2022 GMT

Back in the 1970s, scientists used computer modelling to predict when the fall of society would kick off and according to their findings, you might not want to make any long-term plans.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) looked at data patterns from a variety of different factors, such as population, natural resources and energy usage to find out when we’d experience full societal collapse.

The prediction made by the researchers was that this fall of society would hit near the midpoint of the 21st century – 2040, to be exact.