What will happen after 10,000,000,000,000,000 years, i.e. what will the fate of humans, the earth, technology, and everything else, be?

Well, Lee Ballentine answered this very nicely. We don’t even know if the universe will still exist in 10 quadrillion years. As far as we know, the universe is between 12 and 14 billion years old. You can fit ten million billions in 10 quadrillion. So 10,000,000,000,000,000 years from now is thousands of billions of years more than the age of the earth is now. There will be no Sun or Earth. If the present rate of expansion of the universe continues, you will no longer see stars. If mankind somehow survived that, they would likely have evolved or devolved on some distant planet into something not resembling humans of today, and would have had to jump from solar system to solar system as millions of suns came and died. However, as billions of years goes by the stars get further and further away, making hoping from one solar system to the next more difficult.

Therefore it isn’t likely humans will exist by then, what to speak of the earth, the sun or even what remains of Andromeda and Milky Way merged and then dissipated.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

1 thought on “What will happen after 10,000,000,000,000,000 years, i.e. what will the fate of humans, the earth, technology, and everything else, be?”

  1. The problem with a number that size is that there is no way to truly comprehend it, let alone the fate of the universe so many years out. From an astrophysics point of view, we could moderately assume that all hydrogen and helium will have been consumed by stars into heavier elements (perhaps all that is left at the end of time is lead). Even if there were hydrogen and helium, likely all material in the universe would have dispersed so much that it could never be pulled back together by gravity to form new stars, the furnaces that produce and rebuild the cosmos. There would be “nothing,” defined as the dispersion of all atoms to infinity.

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