[INTRO] 2200 AD Traditional employment is becoming obsolete A trend which began during the Industrial Revolution has now reached its ultimate conclusion. Working hours had gradually declined over the centuries. This process of falling employment was, of course, by no means a smooth transition. It caused profound economic and political disruption throughout the 21st and 22nd centuries. 2210 AD A global rewilding effort is underway Human activity in the 19th through 22nd centuries led to catastrophic damage of the natural world. Pre-Holocene Rewilding. would involve the recreation of extinct animals and plants, brought back to life by a combination of fossil records, DNA samples, computer models and molecular engineering. 2220 AD Mind uploading is available to a multitude of platforms The mind uploading process of a century earlier has been perfected by now, giving citizens access to a dizzying array of options. 2227-2247 AD Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune Pluto takes 248 Earth years to go once around the Sun. Its orbital characteristics are substantially different from other planets, which follow nearly circular orbits around the Sun close to a flat reference plane called the ecliptic. In contrast, Pluto’s orbit is moderately inclined relative to the ecliptic and moderately eccentric (elliptical). This means that for periods of 20 years, it comes closer to the Sun than Neptune. The last time this occurred was from 1979 to 1999; it happens again between 2227 and 2247. 2230 AD Antimatter-fueled starships The fastest of today’s spacecraft are now capable of sustained travel at between 0.9 and 0.99c (90-99% lightspeed). This is fast enough to reach nearby stars within relatively short timeframes. One of the more common ship designs is a “ring” containing matter-antimatter fuel, purposefully collided to release vast amounts of energy for thrust. 2240 AD Christianity is fading from American culture After centuries of decline, Christianity is on the verge of disappearing from American culture. The vast majority of the US population is now atheist or agnostic. This same trend was witnessed in Europe at a far earlier date. However, religion was so deeply embedded in the American psyche that it took substantially longer to reach this stage. 2250 AD Humanity is a Type 1 civilisation on the Kardashev scale By this date, virtually all of the Earth’s natural energy is being captured and harnessed in some way. Vast swathes of land, sea and atmosphere have been transformed into a series of enormous power grids using wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal technologies. These are supplemented by fusion and antimatter, along with wholly new forms of energy production that were unknown to scientists in previous centuries. 2257 AD Eris reaches perihelion The orbit of Eris is highly eccentric – ranging from 97.56 astronomical units (AU) at its furthest point, to 37.77 AU during its closest approach to the Sun. It last reached perihelion in 1699 and aphelion in 1977. Eris has an orbital period of 558 years. It returns to perihelion in 2257. 2260 AD Accelerated development of the Solar System With humanity shifting its focus beyond Earth, a veritable gold rush is taking place throughout the Solar System. Countless technological and engineering marvels are now possible in space, aided by the vast growth of AI which is dominating planetary and interplanetary government. 2280 AD Microbial life is confirmed on an exoplanet Antimatter propulsion has allowed much of the local stellar neighbourhood to be explored. By the end of the 23rd century, the first direct confirmation of alien life is obtained. [OUTRO] Subscribe for more! Thanks for watching!