The earth is the homeland of mankind, born 4.6 billion years ago, and mankind was born in this homeland for only a few million years. The birth of mankind has brought earth-shaking changes to the earth, especially after entering the industrial age, the rapid development of science and technology is constantly changing the earth.
Of course, the current changes made by human technology to the earth are not toward good methods, but the ecological environment is constantly deteriorating. If we compare the current earth with photos of the earth 50 years ago, you will find that the earth now is obviously much dimmer than the earth in the past. This is the result of industrial pollution.
In addition to human activities that will continue to change the earth, the earth’s own geological activities and environmental changes will also continue to change the earth. So someone asked the question: What will the earth look like in another 100 million years? Scientists have also put forward various views on this issue. Some science believes that in 100 million years, the earth may be covered by science and technology.
One hundred million years is an extremely long time for human civilization, and it is also not a short time for the earth’s 4.6 billion years of age. A hundred million years can change a lot of things, and the earth will naturally change. We all know that since the day the earth was born, the ecological environment has been changing.
Especially after the birth of life, the earth’s ecological environment basically changes dramatically every 100 million years or so. Take the life history of nearly 400 million years as an example, there have been five mass extinction events. Every mass extinction is caused by drastic changes in the ecology of the earth. If the ecology has undergone tremendous changes, then the overall image of the earth will naturally change greatly.
Of course, the past five mass extinctions did not involve humans, but after the mass extinction of dinosaurs, humans were born. Since then, the destiny of the earth has also been closely linked with mankind. Therefore, what the earth will become in 100 million years depends to a large extent on how mankind will develop, and what will be the destiny of mankind?
I believe my friends all know that after human beings enter the era of science and technology, the demand for resources is increasing. The earth’s resources are limited, and with the rapid development of science and technology in recent decades, the consumption of resources is also accelerating, and many of these resources are already facing the risk of exhaustion. Scientists have predicted that the earth’s non-renewable resources may be able to be used by humans for hundreds of years at most.
Hundreds of years later, the earth’s resources are depleted. For human development, other sources of resources are needed, and this source can only be obtained from space. Therefore, under normal human development, space mining will become the mainstream in the future. The rapid consumption of the earth’s resources will bring about the rapid deterioration of the ecological environment. According to the current situation of continuous deterioration of the earth’s ecology, it is possible that after hundreds of years, the earth will no longer be suitable for human survival.
At that time, humans need to choose a new home, and the current goal of this new home is Mars. Of course, if Mars wants to become the new home of mankind, it needs continuous transformation. We can imagine that in the future, the earth will become a desolate planet like Mars, and Mars will become a new green and habitable planet.
Of course, if the above possibility will happen, it will be a matter of hundreds of years. And what we are going to discuss now is what the earth will look like 100 million years from now. So when the earth’s ecology has completely deteriorated and is no longer suitable for human survival, is it possible for the earth to recover? The answer is yes. First of all, we must understand that the earth itself has a very powerful ecological restoration capacity.
You know, there have been many ecological drastic changes in the history of the earth, and each time almost completely wiped out life, the earth at that time was a hell-like planet. However, after the drastic ecological changes, with the passage of time, the powerful repair capabilities of the earth itself have continued to play a role, and the earth has been restored to a beautiful planet.
However, the natural restoration of this kind of ecology requires a long process, ranging from tens of millions of years to hundreds of millions of years. Even if the earth’s ecology is completely deteriorated after hundreds of years, and humans have to move to Mars to survive, then the earth’s ecology will be repaired little by little after there is no human damage. So 100 million years later, the earth may be a more beautiful ecological primitive planet.
Of course, this is only a natural restoration without the intervention of human technology. However, in the actual development process, human beings have strong scientific and technological strength, and will not wait for the earth to repair itself for a long time, but will join in through the power of science and technology to accelerate the restoration of the earth’s ecology. It may only take about 10,000 years to fully recover the earth and human beings will return to live on the earth again.
Another possible big change for the earth after 100 million years is that the number of land plates may increase. I believe my friends all know that there was only one huge plate land on the earth 300 million years ago, which we call Pangu continent. Later, the huge plate movement split one plate into the current seven plates.
What kind of force is it to split one plate into seven? Scientists believe that it is mainly the influence of the moon’s gravity. We all know that the moon is the only natural satellite of the earth. As a satellite, its mass is incredible. It is precisely because the moon is too large relative to the earth, so it has a very obvious tidal force.
The gravitational force between the earth and the moon not only slows down the rotation of the earth, which is more suitable for the birth and ecology of the earth’s ecology, but also constantly changes the ecological changes of the earth. It can be said that in the long years of the earth, some periodic huge ecological changes have often occurred, which to a large extent have a certain relationship with the moon.
Under the influence of the moon’s gravity, the Pangea continent gradually appeared cracks, and finally split into seven major plates, forming the current seven continents and four oceans. Since the moon still exists, it will continue to affect the movement of the earth’s plates in the future. Therefore, scientists speculate that the earth’s plates will split in the future, and it may be part of the fusion and then split. Among them, the most likely ones are South America and North America. After 100 million years, there may be no North and South America on the earth, and only the unified American continent will remain.
In addition to these possibilities, scientists have another very likely speculation about the Earth 100 million years later, that is, to put on the cloak of technology. How to understand this? The so-called technological mantle means that the earth will be completely transformed by mankind and become a technologically-oriented earth.
We must know that if human technology continues to develop, how strong it will be in 100 million years is beyond our imagination. But one thing we can be sure of is that at that time, there was a high probability that human beings were already powerful interstellar civilizations in the universe. For an interstellar civilization, it was not difficult to transform a planet.
Then why should human beings transform the earth? In fact, it is also for the safety of the earth and mankind. It is necessary to know that whether it is the geological activities of the earth itself or various dangers from outside the earth, it will bring many troubles and disasters to the earth and mankind. If we want to make the earth a safe home for mankind, it is inevitable to transform the earth through the power of science and technology.
It is possible that the interior of the earth 100 million years later is no longer the current magma matter, but human science and technology machinery and equipment. The entire earth looks like a planet on the outside, but the inside is no longer a terrestrial planet. If we complete the transformation of the earth’s interior with science and technology, then geological activities will basically cease to exist, and there will be no more earthquakes.
The ecology of the earth can also be adjusted freely, which is more conducive to the survival of human beings on the surface of the earth. In addition to the technological transformation of the earth’s interior, there will also be a large number of technological transformations on the surface. In addition to living facilities, there will also be some special buildings to protect the earth. The transformed Earth is also a planet that can move and wander.
If there is an irreversible catastrophe in the solar system, such as a helium flash in the sun, then humans will have to leave the solar system. At this time, we can also pack the earth away, instead of leaving the earth to destroy. It can be seen that the power of science and technology not only determines the fate of future mankind, but the end also determines the fate of the future earth.