Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is typically the domain of science fiction, and we're usually only worried about the next few hundred years at best.

But what about thousands and thousands of years from now? What will happen then? It turns out that thanks to various tools from science, a few things in the distant future can be predicted with surprising accuracy.

Based on what we know about life, the Universe and everything, some scientific predictions in fields like astrophysics and evolution can actually reach hundreds of thousands of years ahead of our time.

You can find several riveting far future timelines on Wikipedia, including one that draws heavily on sci-fi and popular fiction.

But let's have a look at what science says will happen in the nearest of these far futures - roughly 10,000 years from now.

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