Will humans survive as the dominate species longer than the dinosaurs?

Humans have been around for around 100,000 years. Counting apes that humans descended from, 6-8 million years. Dinosaurs had survived for 150,000,000 years. Looking at that, humans have accomplished a tremendous amount in a really short time. You think we can keep it up for another 100,000,000 years? I wish I could time travel. D:

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  • Humans will beat those dinos.
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  • Humans will destroy humanity before 1,000 more years.
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  • Dinos RULE! HUMANS DROOL!
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  • meteors asteroids or super volcanos or sumthin will extinct humanity b4 they beat dinos.
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  • nope. dinos win. RAWR!
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  • I think it's possible but highly unlikely that we'll make it. Most scientists agree that we won't make it. In fact, some scientists have calculated the odds and their results were that the chance of us still existing in 1,000 years are about 6% (that's already pretty small) and the chance of humans still existing in 100,000 years is around 0,1%. That's pretty devastating. Famous Japanese-American theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes that there are five stages in every civilization's development. Stage one is where small and independent tribes or people on a planet flourish and develop. They might be somewhat connected but they're still pretty independent. For humanity, this stage ended around the 17th or 18th century. Stage two (which we are in now) is the global culture. During this stage, all people on the planet begin to mingle and create one, large civilization. There might still be different nation states and cultures etc. but devices such as the internet and international affairs and diplomacy create a world where everyone sort of belongs to the same group. Stage three occurs when a civilization has used up all its natural energy resources that it can find on its planet and thus moves out to outer space and starts colonizing its solar system (nearby planets). According to Kaku, humanity will get to this stage around the year 3,000-3,200 IF we are still around by that time. Stage four happens when a civilization becomes so gigantic and so wasteful (in terms of energy) that even all the energy of its mother star is not enough anymore. Because such a civilization is also very technologically advanced, it has now the tools to go even beyond the solar system and begin colonizing its home galaxy (in our case the milky way). According to Kaku, this will happen in around 1-2 million years, IF we still exist by then. Finally, stage 5 would occur in about 100 million years from now. In stage 5, a civilization has become so huge and needs such massive amounts of energy that it begins to travel to other galaxies and look for new places to colonize outside its own galaxy. By that time, its technology is so far advanced that spaceships could also fly very, very past, perhaps 10-20% of the speed of light.

    Now, while other physicists, such as Hawkins, agree with Kaku that this sounds plausible, they also point out one big problem: The problem is that 99,99% of civilizations in our universe don't make it over stage 2. Almost all civilizations fail in their

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    • step upwards to stage 3 because they basically exterminate themselves some time during stage 3. Either by direct means such as (nuclear) war, or by indirect means such as global warming and all the wars, poverty, starvation, diseases etc. that this creates. In order to make it to stage 3, a global civilization such as our must learn to not only take care of its planet but also take care of itself. It takes a lot of solidarity, tolerance, innovative ideas, a will to work together instead of fight etc. to make it to stage 3. If humanity can really do this is rather questionable when we look at how humans treat each other and their planet at the moment. However, IF a civilization makes it to stage 3, chances are pretty good it can also go to stage 4 and perhaps even 5.

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  • Humans will destroy humanity before 1,000 more years.

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What Guys Said 3

  • Well for one the dinosaurs weren't a single species but an entire group of them. As a single species, even if we live on for millions of year, we won't then be the same humans as we are now and thus technically the answer to your question is no.

    Contrary to popular belief, humans have not stopped evolving. We continue on with every generation. And in the distant future, assuming we make it that far, we will be different.

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  • We'll make great pets... when the aliens come and take over the planet.

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  • If your facts are right we need another 149,000,000 years not 100,000,000. But yeah I think humans could last that long and travel far from earth

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