2018 - U.S. Policy Shift / Cluster Bombs? - 2018: "[....] The policy shift, outlined in a three-page memo signed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, would require that after 2018, more than 99 percent of the bomblets in a cluster bomb must detonate. [....] Also, by next June  the Defense Department will begin to reduce its inventory of cluster bombs that do not meet the new safety requirements." [Based on: News Services article (Pentagon changes rules for bombs after 2018), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 07/08/08]
2018 - Trivia / Mercury Emissions, U.S.A. - "A new rule  cutting power plant mercury emissions in half in the next 15 years will likely face legal challenges, because environmental groups say the plan isn't strict enough. [....] Under the new regulations, utilities would be required to reduce mercury emissions from the current 48 tons a year to 38 tons by 2010. This would be accomplished through air pollution controls required under the Clean Air Interstate Rule, a separate rule issued last week aimed at cutting fine particles from sulfur dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides. In the second phase, starting in 2018, utilities would have to cut emissions down to 15 tons a year. The EPA designed a 'cap-and-trade' approach that sets a maximum on how much pollution should be allowed, then lets companies trade credits within those limits. Critics say that could lead to local 'hot spots' of mercury, and they want each plant to be required to install the 'maximum achievable' pollution controls. EPA said the rule would reduce emissions by 70 percent from current levels, but agency officials said Tuesday [03/15/05] it would be sometime after 2020 when that actually happened." [Based on: article by Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 03/16/05]
2018 - Solvent? / Medicare Trust Fund, U.S.A. - "The trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs said Monday [05/01/06] that the trust fund for Social Security would be depleted in 2040 - a year earlier than expected - and that Medicare would exhaust its trust fund just 12 years from now. [....] The trust funds contain the equivalent of government IOUs. To raise the actual cash to meet obligations, the government must either borrow more money from the public by issuing marketable Treasury securities, raise taxes or cut spending in other programs. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Solvency shortened for Social Security, Medicare), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/02/06]
2018 - Status? / Social Security Trust Fund, U.S.A. - "Social security is projected to fall into the red in 2018 and to use up its surplus in 2042." [Knight Ridder Newspapers article by Ken Moritsugu, March 2004]
2019 - Nuclear Storage? / Missouri - May 29th, 2011: "As spent fuel pools fill, debate intensifies over nuclear storage / Callaway will run out of room in 2019; crisis in Japan, fear for terror attacks raise stakes." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/29/11]
2019 - Medicare Status / United States - "WASHINGTON - Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, will fall into deficit this year  and exhaust its surplus funds by 2019, seven years earlier than expected, according to new projections released Tuesday [03/23/04]." [Knight Ridder Newspapers]
2020 - Status? / Voyager 1 - "NASA's venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft appears to have reached the edge of the solar system 28 years after its launching , scientists said Tuesday [05/24/05]. [....] When it entered the heliosheath, Voyager 1 was 8.7 billion miles away - the farthest any manmade object has ever traveled. Its speed is 46,000 mph. The craft is expected to operate until 2020, when its battery will fail. [....]" [Based on: News Services, 05/25/05]
2020 - End? / Atomic Energy, Germany - "In Germany Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder agreed with heads of the nuclear power industry to end the use of atomic energy. With an expected life span of 32 years closure would occur by 2020." [S.L.P.D., 06/14/00]
2020 - Trivia / Mercury Emissions, U.S.A. - "A new rule  cutting power plant mercury emissions in half in the next 15 years will likely face legal challenges, because environmental groups say the plan isn't strict enough. [....] Under the new regulations, utilities would be required to reduce mercury emissions frim the current 48 tons a year to 38 tons by 2010. This would be accomplished through air pollution controls required under the Clean Air Interstate Rule, a separate rule issued last week aimed at cutting fine particles from sulfur dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides. In the second phase, starting in 2018, utilities would have to cut emissions down to 15 tons a year. The EPA designed a 'cap-and-trade' approach that sets a maximum on how much pollution should be allowed, then lets companies trade credits within those limits. Critics say that could lead to local 'hot spots' of mercury, and they want each plant to be required to install the 'maximum achievable' pollution controls. EPA said the rule would reduce emissions by 70 percent from current levels, but agency officials said Tuesday [03/15/05] it would be sometime after 2020 when that actually happened." [Based on: article by Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 03/16/05]
2020 - Trivia / Greenhouse Gases, U.S.A. - March 4th, 2007: "By 2020, the United States will emit almost one-fifth more gases that lead to global warming than it did in 2000, increasing the risks of drought and scarce water supplies. [NP] That projection comes from an internal draft report from the Bush administration that is more than a year overdue at the United Nations. The Associated Press obtained a copy Saturday [03/03/07]. [NP] The United States already is responsible for about one-quarter of the world's carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for global warming. [NP] The draft report, which still is being completed, projects that the Bush administration's climate policy would result in the emission of 9.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases in 2020, a 19 percent increase from 7.7 billion tons in 2000. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. projected to spew more greenhouse gases) by John Heilprin, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/04/07]
2022 - Nuclear Power? / Germany - "Germany plans to rid nation of nuclear power [by 2022]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/31/11]
2025 - AIDS Toll? / Africa - "More than 80 million Africans might die from AIDS by 2025, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday [03/03/05]. And infections could soar to 90 million - or more than 10 percent of the continent's population - if more isn't done soon to fight the disease, the report said. More than 25 million Africans have been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. UNAIDS estimated that nearly $200 billion is needed to save 16 million people from death and 43 million people from becoming infected, but donors have pledged nowhere near that amount. [....]" [Based on: News Services, S.L.P.D., p. A4, 03/04/05]
2025 - Clean water shortages? - "U.N. warns of shortages of clean water daily by 2025 / Boliivian leader cites 37 conflicts since 1947 related to water issues" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/17]
2025 - Power Over Oil / Middle East - "The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration projects that in 20 years [2025?], the Persian Gulf will supply between one-half and two-thirds of the oil on the world market - the same percentage as before the 1973 embargo. Fifty years later, in other words, the Middle East will have regained all its old power over oil - and the U.S. government knows it. Whether or not Washington's war in Iraq was directly motivated by oil, American planners clearly hoped it would lay the groundwork for a stable, democratic Middle East - which, among other benefits, would in Washington's view put the world's oil supply in more trustworthy hands." [National Geographic Magazine, p. 108, June 2004]
2026 - Shortage of Soldiers? / Europe - "Europe's declining population will leave its armed forces facing a manpower shortage in 20 years, forcing governments to shrink their armies, develop more robot weapons or outsource military tasks, according to a report. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Study says Europe will face shortage of soldiers), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/03/06]
2026 - U.S. health care tab to keep rising, federal report says - Febuary 15th, 2018: "[...] And by 2026, health care spending will account for almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, a record. [...] From 1990 to 2007, health care spending increased 7.3 percent a year on average, far outpacing economic growth. [... .]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/15/17]
2029 - Near Earth Asteroid? / 2004 MN4 - April 13th, 2029: "An asteroid expected to fly past Earth in 2029 will be visible to the naked eye .... [....] The rock, catalogued as 2004 MN4, was discovered last June . It was seen again in December, and for a time scientists said it had the highest odds of hitting Earth ever given to a space rock. Subsequent observations refined the future path and eliminated those odds for the 2029 flyby. It won't hit the Moon, either. This week [February 2005] , NASA scientists used new observations from the Arecibo Observatory to further pin down the track of 2004 MN4. On April 13, 2029, it will be about 22,600 miles (36,350 kilometers) from Earth's center. That is just below the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, which hover in fixed perches above the planet to communicate with and collect data on half the globe at all times. [....]"
[Based on: http://www.space.com/spacewatch/050204_2004_mn4.html]
*Trivia: "Twenty years from today [04/13/09], on April 13th, 2029, asteroid Apophis will buzz Earth only 18,300 miles above the planet's surface - well inside the belt of geosynchronous communications satellites. At closest approach, the 300-meter-wide asteroid will shine like a 3rd magnitude star, visible to the unaided eye from cities in Africa, Europe and Asia. There is a small chance (1 in 45,000) that the 2029 encounter will bend the asteroid's orbit so that it returns to Earth and actually hits the planet on April 13th, 2036. Experts believe that future observations will probably rule out a collision. Nevertheless, NASA and others are thinking about asteroid deflection strategies ... just in case."
[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=13&month=04&year=2009]
2030 - Water shortage? - March 21st, 2015: "Dramatic water shortfall predicted within 15 years / UN urges usage changes, regulations in face of expected population growth" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/21/15]
2030 - Wind Power? / U.S.A. - "Report [U.S. Energy Department - 05/12/08] forsees wind providing 21 pct. of U.S. energy by 2030 / House is expected to consider extending credits to renewable energy companies." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Cox News Service article by Bob Keefe, p A5, S.L.P.D., 05/13/08]
2030 - Trivia / Cancer Deaths? - "Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, the World Health Organization said in a report released Tuesday [12/09/08]. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (ATLANTA / Cancer destined to be top killer, report say), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/10/08]
2030 - Heart Disease Trivia / U.S.A. - "There's a new  forecast of the cost to treat heart disease in the U.S. over the next 20 years - and it isn't pretty. [NP] According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the annual cost to treat heart disease - including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease - including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and other conditions - will triple by 2030, from $273 billion to $818 billion (in 2008 dollars). [NP] U.S. medical expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2008, the authors reported. [NP] To generate the forecast, researchers took current disease rates and applied them to population estimates suggested by census data. They assumed no major changes in treatment. [NP] Today, 36.9 percent of Americans have some form of heart disease. By 2030, 40.5 percent - about 116 million people - will, according to the Circulation study. Cases of both stroke and heart failure were projected to rise about 25 percent. [NP] The most expensive condition to treat will remain hypertension, because of its prevalence. Hypertension is a risk factor for stroke, coronary heart disease and heart failure. [NP] Shortages of doctors or nurses could push costs even higher, the study authors wrote. [NP] Continued rises in rates of diabetes and obesity could too, they said." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Costs to treat heart disease in U.S. are expected to triple by 2030) by Eryn Brown, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]
2030 - No. 3 Cause of Death Worldwide / HIV/AIDS? - "Within the next 25 years, AIDS is predicted to join heart disease and stroke as one of the top causes of death worldwide, according to a study published online Monday [11/17/06]. [....] Currently ranked fourth behind heart disease, stroke and respiratory infections, AIDS is set to become No. 3, say researchers in a new report in the Public Library of Science's Medicine journal. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (AIDS may climb to No. 3 global cause of death) by Maria Cheng, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/28/06]
*Trivia: "HIV/AIDS ranking - A Public Library of Science Medicine journal report indicates HIV/AIDS may surpass lower respiratory infections to become the third leading cause of death. Causes: Heart disease 2002 (1), 2030 (1); Cerebrovascular disease 2002 (2), 2030 (2); Lower respiratory infections 2002 (3), 2030 (5); HIV/AIDS 2002 (4), 2030 (3); Bronchitis, emphysema 2002 (5), 2030 (4); Perinatal conditions 2002 (6), 2030 (9); Diarrheal diseases 2002 (7), 2030 (16); Tuberculosis 2002 (8), 2030 (23); Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 2002 (9), 2030 (6); Road traffic accidents 2002 (10), 2030 (8). [Based on: Illustrated chart for A.P. article (AIDS may climb to No. 3 global cause of death) by Maria Cheng, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/28/06] - [Source: Public Library of Science Medicine Journal / AP]
2035 - Trivia / U.S. Retirement Benefits - "Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday [08/27/04] that the country will face 'abrupt and painful' choices if Congress does not move quickly to trim the Social Security and Medicare benefits that have been promised to the baby boom generation. [....] In his remarks, Greenspan said that the projected doubling of the U.S. population over the age of 65 by 2035 would add to the government's budget deficit problems. [....] Greenspan acknowledged that any decisions to trim benefits or boost payroll taxes could be difficult politically, but he said those decisions must be made and made quickly to give baby boomers time to adjust." [Based on: A.P. article by Martin Crutsinger, 08/28/04]
2036 - Asteroid Apophis? - "Twenty years from today [04/13/09], on April 13th, 2029, asteroid Apophis will buzz Earth only 18,300 miles above the planet's surface - well inside the belt of geosynchronous communications satellites. At closest approach, the 300-meter-wide asteroid will shine like a 3rd magnitude star, visible to the unaided eye from cities in Africa, Europe and Asia. There is a small chance (1 in 45,000) that the 2029 encounter will bend the asteroid's orbit so that it returns to Earth and actually hits the planet on April 13th, 2036. Experts believe that future observations will probably rule out a collision. Nevertheless, NASA and others are thinking about asteroid deflection strategies ... just in case."
[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=13&month=04&year=2009]
2037 - Social Security Trust Funds? / U.S.A. - "Sick and getting sicker, Social Security will run at a deficit this year  and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037, congressional budget experts said Wednesday [01/26/11] in bleaker-than-previous estimates. [....] This year alone, Social Security will pay out $45 billion more in retirement, disability and survivors' benefits than it collects in payroll taxes, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. That figure nearly triples - to $130 billion - when the new one-year cut in payroll taxes is included. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Bleak prognosis leaves Social Security drained / Trust funds are estimated to be emptied by 2037.) by Stephen Ohlemacher, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/27/11]
2039 - Social Security Cuts? / U.S.A. - "Social Security benefits promised to retirees would have to be cut by nearly a third by 2039 if no changes are made to the system to keep it afloat, congressional investigators said Tuesday [8/29/03]." [Based on: The Associated Press]
2040 - Solvent? / Social Security Trust Fund, U.S.A. - "The trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs said Monday [05/01/06] that the trust fund for Social Security would be depleted in 2040 - a year earlier than expected - and that Medicare would exhaust its trust fund just 12 years from now. [....] The trust funds contain the equivalent of government IOUs. To raise the actual cash to meet obligations, the government must either borrow more money from the public by issuing marketable Treasury securities, raise taxes or cut spending in other programs. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Solvency shortened for Social Security, Medicare), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/02/06]
2042 - Social Security Surplus? / U.S.A. - "Social security is projected to fall into the red in 2018 and to use up its surplus in 2042." [Based on: article by Ken Moritsugu, Knight Ridder Newspapers, March 2004]
2046 - Astronomic Configuration - Uranus-Pluto [Virgo/Pisces] opposition [2046-2048]. 1965 Uranus-Pluto conjunctions and oppositions might bring sudden and radical changes, like a cathartic diarrhoea, yet their full integration takes ages."
2047 - Temperatures expected to go off the charts about 2047 - "Temperatures expected to go off the charts about 2047" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/10/13]
2050 - Status / Alpine Glaciers - "Rising sea levels, disappearing glaciers in the Alps and more deadly heat waves are coming for Europeans because of global warming, Europe's environmental agency warned Wednesday [08/18/04]. The European Environment Agency said much more needs to be done - and fast. Climate change 'will considerably affect our societies and environments for decades and centuries to come,' its 107-page report says. It says rising temperatures could eliminate three-quarters of the Alpine glaciers by 2050. [....]" [By Jan M. Olsen, A.P., 08/19/04]
*Trivia: "Report warns of glaciers' loss / They may be gone from the Alps in less than 50 years, experts predict" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/23/07]
2050 - World Population Forecast - "A Census Bureau report [March 2004] forecasted that there would be 9.1 billion people by 2050, a nearly 50 percent increase from the 6.2 billion in 2002."
*Trivia: "The next 40 to 45 years will be the most important in human history because all of the arable land will be settled and countries like China and India will become industrialized, a leading analyst of global agricultural issues said Tuesday [05/17/05]. With an estimated world population of 9.6 billion by mid-century, 'We will have completed the taking of this Earth,' said Frank Tugwell, chairman and chief executive of Winrock International, a nonprofit that works in energy, environment and rural development. 'There will be one human being per arable acre,' Tugwell told participants on the second day of the three-day World Agricultural Forum at the Chase Park Plaza hotel [St. Louis, Mo.]. [....] In an interview, Tugwell stressed that with about 3.6 billion more people on the planet by 2050, 'We'll see the end of the fossil-fuel economy. We know the population will increase by 50 percent, so we'll need to produce 50 percent more food because people want to eat better.' [....] Tolman [chief executive of the National Corn Growers Association, Rick Tolman] and other panelists noted that U.S. automakers haven't made it easy for motorists to use ethanol in their cars because they haven't installed devices that allow the vehicles to burn 85 percent ethanol fuel. Major oil companies also have been reluctant to add ethanol to their gasoline, panelists said, even though no harm is known to be caused by the corn-based fuel. [....]" [Based on: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 05/18/05]
*Trivia: "[....] Last year , the Census Bureau [U.S.A.] projected that whites and minority groups overall would be roughly equal in number [in U.S.A.] by 2050." [Based on: A.P., 06/09/05]
2050 - Trivia / Alzheimer's Disease - "More than 26 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease, and a new forecast says the number will quadruple by 2050. [NP] At that rate, one in 85 people will have the brain-destroying disease in 40 years, researchers at Johns Hopkins University say. [NP] A recent U.S. study estimated that this nation's Alzheimer's toll will reach 16 million by 2050, compared with more than 5 million today." [Based on: Title for News Services article (Alzheimer's cases expected to rise sharply), p A3, S.L.P.D., 06/10/07]
*Trivia: "[...] Dementia rates in people over age 65 fell to 8.8 percent in 2012 from 11.6 percent in 2000 [...] Up to 5 million Americans today [November 2016] suffer from dementia, a number that is expected to triple by 2050. [... .]" [Based on: Kaiser Health News article (Dementia rate declines, but aging America may slow or halt trend / More education, better heart health can ward off disorders of the brain, researchers say), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 11/22/16]
2050 - Plastic 'plague' in our oceans? - "U.N. official warns of plastic 'plague' in our oceans ['... one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. [... .]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/17]
2050 - Most Populous Country / India? - "According to Carl Haub, a demographer with the Population Reference Bureau [March 2004], The population of India is expected to rise more than 50 percent to 1.6 billion in 2050, surpassing China as the most populous country."
2050 - Science refreshes its view of aging - "[...] Experts say that by 2050, for the first time in history, the proportion of adults over age 60 is expected to match the number of people younger than 15, each group representing 21 percent of the population. [....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (Science refreshes its view of aging / For Silver Tsunami, it's never too early or too late to work on it.), p. B1, S.L.P.D., 02/20/14]
2050 - Status / Natural Disaster Insurance - "A 2002 report issued by reinsurance behemoth Munich Re Group notes that insurance payouts for natural disasters are rising as climate change kicks in and more people in disaster-prone areas buy policies. If the trend continues, by 2050 payments will exceed the combined current GNP of every nation on the planet, no asteroid required." [Wired News, April 2004]
2050 - Minority Population / United States - "WASHINGTON - For as long as there has been an America, whites have made up a clear majority. But that will change by 2050, when minority groups will be 49.9 percent of the population, the Census Bureau says." [Genarco C. Armas, A.P., 03/18/2004]
*Trivia: "Whites will lose majority in 2050" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/17/09]
2050 - Endangered Coral / Great Barrier Reef - "A new report warns that rising ocean temperatures will kill most of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef by 2050, an official said Sunday [02/22/04]." [A.P.]
2050 - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology? / U.S.A. - "Hydrogen fuel cells could slash oil need / Technology could prevail by 2050, study [a government-backed study released 07/17/08] says" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 07/18/08]
2050 - Aging world population creates potential crisis - "[...] By the year 2050, for the first time in history, people over the age of 60 will outnumber those under the age of 15. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Aging world population creates potential crisis / New report urges nations to come up with solutions more quickly.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/01/13]
2050 - Looming Funding Crisis? / British Pension System - "The British government said Wednesday [11/30/05] it would consider raising the retirement age as high as 69 as recommended by a panel commissioned to avert a looming funding crisis in the state pension system as people live longer and have fewer children. The Pensions Commission, appointed by Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2002, also said the state pension should be increased and proposed creating a National Pension Savings System in which every worker would be enrolled automatically. [....] But Hutton [Work & Pensions Secretary, John Hutton] said changes have to be made. He noted there will be 50 percent more pensioners by 2050 and said nearly 10 million people of working age are not saving enough for their retirement. Britain's state pension, currently [2005?] paid to women beginning at age 60 and men at 65, is $138 a week." [Based on: A.P. article (Britain may raise retirement age), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/01/05]
2065 - Asians to be dominant immigrants / U.S.A. - "In 50 years , Asians to be dominant immigrants [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 09/28/15]
2078 - Astronomic Configuration - "Uranus-Neptune [Capricorn/Cancer] opposition [2078-2081]."
22nd Century A.D
2100 - PH Status / Earth's Oceans - "Whether or not carbon dioxide contributes to global warming, it is turning the oceans acidic, Britain's leading scientific organization warned Thursday [06/30/05]. [....] The burning of fossil fuels by cars and power plants releases more than 25 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year. Roughly a third of that is absorbed by the oceans, where the gas undergoes chemical reactions that produce carbonic acid, which is corrosive to shells. [....] Depending on the rate of fossil fuel burning, the PH of ocean water near the surface is expected to drop to 7.7 to 7.9 by 2100, lower than any time in the last 420,000 years, the Royal Society report said." [Based on: New York Times, 07/01/05]
2104 - Astronomic Configuration - "Uranus-Pluto [Taurus] conjunction. Uranus-Pluto conjunctions and oppositions might bring sudden and radical changes, like a cathartic diarrhoea, yet their full integration takes ages."
2154 - Astronomic Configuration - Uranus-Pluto [Sagattarius/Gemini] opposition [2154-2155]. Uranus-Pluto conjunctions and oppositions might bring sudden and radical changes, like a cathartic diarrhoea, yet their full integration takes ages."
2061 - Perihelion? / Halley's Comet - July 28th, 2061 A.D.: "Next perihelion predicted 28 July 2061"
[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley%27s_Comet] - [T.D. - 06/12/07]
2165 - Astronomic Configuration - "Uranus-Neptune [Aquarius] conjunction. Uranus-Neptune energies work surreptitiously. They influence awareness and the inner movies playing within the world psyche."
23rd Century A.D
2200 - Age of Aquarius? - According to one report: "The Age of Pisces ends and the Age of Aquarius begins." [Links: 1, 2]
24th Century A.D
2376 - Age of Aquarius? - "Vernal Equinox enters the constellation of Aquarius as defined by the sidereal zodiac of Fagan and Bradley."
2384 - Configuration - "Neptune-Pluto [11-12 Gemini] conjunction. Neptune-Pluto cycles last about 495 years - half a millennium. They characterise an underlying driving-force behind history, an undertow of reality which marries the inevitable ram-force of Pluto with the imaginal, ideational power of Neptune. This combined force helps us define our underlying historical reality on a collective-unconscious level - this world-view and body of collective experience being a combination of actualities and perceptions." [Link: 1]
34th Century A.D
3370 - Astronomic Configuration - "A Stellium, includes three or more planets conjunct each other within close succession. Amongst the outermost planets, this happened only once in recorded history, in the 570s BCE - though within only three years. 1989 saw a stellium involving Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and stelliums of this kind are more common. A stellium represents a tremendous ending and new beginning, a concurrence of three or more cycles. The past is lost, and a journey into a wide-open future follows.
121st Century A.D
12,004 - Trivia / Nuclear Waste, United States - "Scientists agree that some radionuclides to be kept at Yucca Mountain would reach their peak of danger well beyond 10,000 years. But the EPA maintained that computer models for any time beyond that are unreliable and essentially useless." [Based on: H. Josef Hebert, A.P.,07/10/04]
1546th Century A.D
154,587 - Trivia / Mayan Calendar - November 22nd, 154,587: According to one report, the Mayan calendar does not end on December 23, 2012, but continues on until the date November 22, 154,587 A.D.
4289th Century A.D
428,898 - Maha Yuga - "Theoretical date for the end of the current Maha Yuga, or Great World Age. The end of this cycle will reportedly initiate another 4,320,000-year great [Maha] cycle [Yuga]. According to tradition, the ages alternate between cosmic 'Days' and 'Nights' where each cycle [Manvantara?] represents a multiple of 4,320,000 years." [Link: 1]
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