TIL Isaac Newton studied the occult and predicted the end of the world as we know it to happen around the year 2060. He believed humanity would then progress into an era of divinely inspired peace.

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I’ll have to make a point of sticking around to experience the divinely inspired peace


ya. Newton was pretty much the typical mad genius, which was possibly at least somewhat caused by mercury poisoning.


The end of humanity in 2060, followed by relative peace for the rest of the planet, seems like a reasonable possibility.


Well yeah Zefram Cochrane will invent the warp drive around then so it seems plausible


That’s similar to the timeline Technological Singularity believers have scribbled down