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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 22nd century · 23rd century · 24th century
Decades: 2200s 2210s 2220s 2230s 2240s
2250s 2260s 2270s 2280s 2290s

The 23rd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2201–2300 of the Gregorian calendar.

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Predictions for the 23rd century

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Astronomical predictions

  • 2221: Triple conjunction between Mars and Saturn.
  • December 2, 2223: At 12:32 UTC Mars will occult Jupiter.
  • 2238/2239: Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn (last triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn was in 1981).
  • August 12, 2243: At 04:52 UTC, Venus will occult Saturn.
  • June 11, 2247: Transit of Venus.
  • March 4, 2251: At 10:52 UTC, Venus will occult Uranus.
  • In 2252, the planetoid Orcus will have completed one orbit of the Sun since its discovery in 2004, based upon current orbital measurements which give it a period of 248 Earth years.
  • August 1, 2253: Mercury occults Regulus (last occultation of Regulus by Mercury was on August 13, 364 BC).
  • June 9, 2255: Transit of Venus.
  • 2256 to 2258: Eris will reach perihelion for the first time since discovery.
  • October 6, 2271: Close conjunction between Venus and Regulus, perhaps occultation of Regulus by Venus.
  • 2279: Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 2281, 2282: Grand Trine of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This last occurred in 1769 and 1770.
  • Sunday, August 28, 2287: Closest approach between Mars and Earth since Wednesday, August 27, 2003.
  • In 2288, the planetoid Quaoar will have completed one orbit of the Sun since its discovery in 2002, which, based upon current orbital measurements, gives it a period of 286 Earth years.

Other predictions

  • 2300: The United Nations projects that life expectancies in most developed countries will be 87–106 years, and slowly rising, though rising more slowly than before. However, these projections also show that life expectancies in poor countries will still be less than in rich countries in 2300, in some cases by as much as 20 years, and the UN itself mentioned that gaps in life expectancy so far in the future will likely not exist, especially since the exchange of technology between rich and poor countries and the industrialization and development of poor countries will cause their life expectancies to fully converge with those of rich countries long before that point, similarly to how life expectancies between rich and poor countries have already been converging over the last 60 years as better medicine, technology, and living conditions became accessible to many people in poor countries. The UN has warned that these projections are uncertain, and caution that any change or advancement in medical technology could invalidate their projections. In addition, the U.N. projects the world population in 2300 to be about 9.0 billion, but any changes in future birthrates or in projections of future life expectancy could invalidate those projections as well.[1]
  • 2300: Google's plan to index all the world's information and make it searchable could be achieved, according to Eric E. Schmidt.[2]

Easter

Unless changes are made in the religious calendar, in 2285, the Western Easter will fall on March 22 for the first time since 1818, the earliest possible date on which Easter can occur.

Religious predictions

  • According to the Jewish interpretation of creation, Adam was created in 3761 BC. It will have been 6,000 years since then in 2240, thereby initiating a spiritual Sabbatical on a global scale lasting a thousand years (the 7th Millennium on the Hebrew Calendar).[3] On the same basis, the common assumption in 16th-century Europe was that the current world would end in 2242, and even Nostradamus's well-known prediction that his prophecies would run out in 3797, first made in 1555 (see Nostradamus source-list), would seem to fit this tradition (3797 - 1555 = 2242).[4]

See Eschatology: Judaism.

  • According to Rashad Khalifa, a man who claimed to be a messenger of God, and claimed to discover a divine mathematical miracle in the Quran[5], used the Mysterious Initials in the Quran to predict that the world will end in the year 2280.[6]

Science fiction set in the 23rd century

Literature

Television and film

Star Trek

  • Montgomery Scott, born 2222.
  • Leonard McCoy, born 2227.
  • Spock, born 2230.
  • James T. Kirk, born on March 22, 2233.
  • Hikaru Sulu, born 2237.
  • Nyota Uhura, born 2239.
  • Pavel Chekov, born 2245.
  • USS Enterprise is launched in 2245.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (pilots 2254 and 2265, series 2266–2269)
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series (2269–2270)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2272, two-and-a-half years after the end of the series)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (2285)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (2285)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (2286)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2287)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2293)
  • (In Part) Star Trek Generations (2293)

Other television and film

  • 2201: F-Zero: GP Legend, a videogame and TV-series.
  • 2204: home time of the Futurians in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
  • 2205: Bicentennial Man: Andrew Martin dies only hours shy of his 200th birthday.
  • 2208: Futurama' backstory: Scientists increased the speed of light in 2208.
  • 2222: Quark (TV series)
  • 2222: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series episode "Terminator Tomato from Tomorrow" takes place in the year 2222, where humanity has been enslaved by robots resembling giant tomatoes.
  • 2225: most of Infinite Ryvius
  • 2251: Skyland, a TV show on Nicktoons Network.
  • 2257: Forbidden Planet
  • 2258–2262: Babylon 5
  • 2263: The Fifth Element. The full date is seen in the post-it-like clock, when the protagonist presses it to stop its beeping.
  • 2293 A.C.: Zardoz

Music

  • In the music video for Will Smith's song "Will 2K" from his album Willennium, one of the years he goes to is 2222.

Games

Computer games

  • Quake 4 is set in the year 2245, as stated in the USS Hannibal's terminals.
  • Wipeout Pulse takes place in the year 2207.
  • StarQuest Online is set around 2216.
  • In the StarCraft series, the United Powers League is said to be founded on Earth on November 22, 2229.
  • Aliens versus Predator 2, a computer game, is set between November, 2230 and January 7, 2231.
  • Fallout 2, set 80 years after the original Fallout, begins in 2241.
  • Fallout 3 begins with the birth of the player character in 2258, though the events of the main game begin in 2277.
  • Unreal II: The Awakening is set around 2251.
  • Unreal (series) The New Earth Government legalizes no holds-barred fighting 2291.
  • Independence War (aka I-War), a large-scale spacecraft game is set in 2268.
  • Freelancer 's introduction takes place in the 23rd century.
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the sandbox version of the game starts in 2225 and the campaign for the most part in the late 2220s.
  • Malice takes place in the 23rd century.
  • The Longest Journey takes place in 2209, and its sequel Dreamfall in 2219.
  • Ogame is based around 2250.
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla takes place in 2208.
  • Lego Rock Raiders takes place in 2200.

Arcade and console games

  • RayStorm, also known as Layer Section 2, takes place in the 23rd century, including a stage in August 5, 2219 among others.
  • In Einhänder the Earth and Moon are at war, the events of the game transpiring sometime in 2245.
  • Chrono Trigger, one of the time periods of this game is set in the year 2300, where the Earth is a post-apocalyptic, barren wasteland.
  • Mega Man X: Command Mission takes place sometime after 2202, officially in 22XX.
  • Megaman Starforce takes place in the year 220X.
  • Mega Man Star Force 2 takes place in the year 220X.
  • Mega Man Star Force 3 takes place in the year 220X.
  • Silver the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat from the Sonic the Hedgehog series live approximately 200 years in the future. (Around about 2206)
  • Wipeout Pulse takes place in 2207.
  • In Star Trek: Tactical Assault, the Starfleet campaign is set in 2284.
  • Phalanx, a SNES game, takes place in 2279.
  • In the Halo universe, humans invent the slipspace drive in 2291.
  • Timesplitters: Future Perfect levels The Machine Wars and Something to Crow About take place in 2243.
  • The Timesplitters 2 level 'Return to Planet X' is set in the year 2280

Other games

Decades and years

References

  1. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. World Population to 2300. 2004. Executive Summary, Page 2.
  2. ^ Mills, Elinor (2005-10-10). "Google reveals its 300-year plan". CNET News.com. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39228011,00.htm.  
  3. ^ Bromberg, Irv. ""The Rectified Hebrew Calendar."". http://individual.utoronto.ca/kalendis/hebrew/rect.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-31.  
  4. ^ See, for example, Lemesurier, P., The Unknown Nostradamus (O Books, 2003).
  5. ^ "One of the great miracles" ""Mathematical Miracle of the Quran."". http://www.submission.org/quran/app1.html.  
  6. ^ Khalifa, Rashad ""The End of the World."". http://www.submission.org/quran/app25.html.  

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