World One: “The end of our civilization began in 2020” (Video)
In 1973, a computer program was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) to calculate global sustainability. Instead, he predicted that 2020 would be the beginning of the end for our civilization, culminating in 2040.
It is true that many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that so far have not come true. But what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has come true:
Can the machine be right?
The prediction was made by a program called World One . It was originally created by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, who was hired by the Club of Rome to calculate how well the world could sustain its growth.
The Club of Rome is an organization composed of thinkers, former world heads of state, scientists and UN bureaucrats with the aim of “promoting understanding of the global challenges facing humanity and proposing solutions through scientific analysis, communication and advocacy”. .
What World One was that in 2040 there would be a global collapse
The model’s calculations took into account trends in pollution levels, population growth, the amount of natural resources and the overall quality of life on Earth.
The model’s predictions for worsening quality of life and declining natural resources have so far been strangely unbiased.
Indeed, 2020 was the first step planned by World One . That’s when the quality of life is supposed to drastically decline.
We all know what happened in 2020 and 2021..
The condition of the planet will become extremely critical
The pollution will become so severe that it will start to kill many people, which in turn will cause the population to decline, even to lower levels than it was in 1900.
“At this stage, between 2040 and 2050, civilized life as we know it on this planet will cease to exist.”
Alexander King, then president of the Club of Rome , weighed in on the results of the program to also warn that nation-states would lose their sovereignty, predicting a New World Order with corporations running everything.
World One , the computer program, saw the world as a system. The report called it “an electronic tour of our behavior since 1900 and where it will take us . The program produced graphs showing what would happen to the planet decades into the future.
It plotted statistics and forecasts for variables such as population, quality of life, natural resource supply, pollution, and much more. By following the trend lines, one can see where crises can occur.
As a measure to avert catastrophe, the Club of Rome predicted that some nations like the United States would have to curb their “appetite to devour” the world’s resources.
He hoped that, in the future world, prestige would derive from “low consumption”, a fact that has not yet materialized.
Currently, nine out of ten people around the world breathe air with high levels of pollution, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The agency estimates that 7 million deaths each year are due to pollution.
Furthermore, after the threat of nuclear war, human-induced global warming is the greatest threat to human life on the planet.
And worst of all, we are reaching tipping points, which occur when humanity fails to implement carbon emissions reforms before 2030.
This creates a greenhouse effect on Earth, which will lead to rapid sea level rise caused by the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and widespread loss of permafrost, drought and large-scale extinction in the Amazon.
In this scenario, the “Hothouse Earth” effect will see 35% of the global land area and 55% of the world’s population subjected to more than 20 days a year of lethal heat conditions, beyond the limits of what humans can withstand.
As a result, some of the world’s most populous cities will have to be abandoned due to their location in the tropics. Are we already living in “the last days”?