What have the prophets said about 2022?
2022 - Nectarios of Optina
End of humanity
2022 - The Year of Total Darkness
2023 - Economic crisis
Not so surprising
2023 - Little Apocalypse
2025 - The arrival of aliens
Baba Vanga saw them coming
2026 - The end of the world, according to 'scientific method'
Nostradamus: the Tartars
2028 - Exploring Mars and Venus
2028 - New energy source
2029 - The Great Age of Virtual Reality
2029 - Artificial Intelligence
2030 - Immersing ourselves in the virtual world
2031 - Growing and Transplanting Human Organs
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What have the prophets said about 2022?

It's only human to be curious about what the future has in store for us. For centuries and across cultures, we have resorted to visions of the future from prophets, saints, and gurus. Here is a selection of predictions for 2022 and the years to come.

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2022 - Nectarios of Optina

More than a century ago, the Russian spiritual leader Nectarios of Optina made a prediction that shocked everyone who got word of it. According to reports at the time, God told Nectarios in a dream that mankind would end in the year '22.

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End of humanity

As Nectarios himself lived at the beginning of the 20th century, he thought that the end of mankind would come in 1922. As we know now, of course, that didn't happen. So what about 2022? Will this be the year in which the prophecy is fulfilled? Let's hope not.

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2022 - The Year of Total Darkness

Michel de Nostredame, aka Nostradamus, also referred to 2022. He described a year with three days of total darkness. Other seers added to this theory that a rain of fire would fall on the planet during those days.

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2023 - Economic crisis

In principle, if the world ended in 2022, we wouldn't have to worry about the next year anymore. But in case the previous predictions fail, the world should know that Nostradamus also predicted a major economic crisis for the coming years.

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Not so surprising

If that economic crisis actually comes, it would be the third major recession in twenty years. We could actually start speaking of a pattern rather than a shocking prediction.

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2023 - Little Apocalypse

Vasily Nemchin, a medieval seer, predicted the so-called Little Apocalypse for the year 2023. He didn't specify what it would be, so it could be anything. Or nothing. Some people say that his character was invented by Russian astrologers at the end of the 20th century.

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2025 - The arrival of aliens

And if the Little Apocalypse isn't bad enough already, some Orthodox prophets speak of 2025 as the year when aliens will reach the world. Of course it will not be a courtesy visit but a colonization of humanity.

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Baba Vanga saw them coming

The arrival of extraterrestrials was predicted by the Bulgarian prophet Baba Vanga, among others. She lived from 1911 to 1996.

More predictions by Baba Vanga and Nostradamus for 2022

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2026 - The end of the world, according to 'scientific method'

Austrian physicist Heinz Von Foerster (1911-2002) calculated - with what he considers a scientific method - that the end of the world would place in 2026.

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Nostradamus: the Tartars

At the same time, Nostradamus wrote in his quatrains, the Asian nation of the Tartars will become one of the most influential countries in the world. They allegedly succeed at this because they find a substance in their region that is valuable to the whole world. So 2026 promises to be an interesting year.

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2028 - Exploring Mars and Venus

Baba Vanga predicted that by 2028, humanity would be exploring Mars and Venus. One reason for our research on other planets is to develop a new energy source that we'd apply on Earth. Elon Musk no doubt likes this prediction.

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2028 - New energy source

The idea of a new energy source pitted two famous seers against each other. On the one hand, Baba Vanga thought it would have to do with nuclear fusion, and on the other, Nostradamus suggested that it would be generated from sound waves.

It is of course possible that both energy sources will be widely used in the future. But it's also possible that we will have been extinct for 3 years by 2028. Who knows!

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2029 - The Great Age of Virtual Reality

The famous American inventor Raymond Kurzweil developed several voice recognition systems and is also known for his scientific predictions about the advent of artificial intelligence, the internet and virtual reality. His 'prophecies' about technology are astonishingly accurate.

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2029 - Artificial Intelligence

Kurzweil predicted the invention of PCs, the Internet, and a wireless system for information transfer. For the future, the scientist predicts that artificial intelligence will be fully integrated into our daily lives by 2029.

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2030 - Immersing ourselves in the virtual world

By 2030, Raymon Kurzweil says, we will have completed our transition to a world of Internet technologies and products with artificial intelligence. We will be nearly completely absorbed in virtual reality and have fewer real social contacts.

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2031 - Growing and Transplanting Human Organs

In addition, Raymond Kurzweil predicts a scientific revolution in medicine and transplantation in 2031, when many clinics around the world will have access to equipment that can clone human organs for transplantation.

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