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Who would have thought... If you had the patience to play Civilization 2 long enough you would become a veritable Nostradamus and predict humanity's future. An anonymous geezer going by the nickname of Lycerius, who's quite the passionate Civilization 2 fan it seems, has recently posted on Reddit the current status of an ongoing Civilization 2 game which has been lasting for no less than... ten years. 

I didn't know particle accelerators were such a big fuss until I heard of the Large Hadron Collider myself 5 days ago. Can't say I'm really psyched about it ("Que sera, sera"), but one thing is certain, people are acting much more interesting than they did before the imminent "Apocalypse" had been announced. It's like they're all reaching out to grasp for air, like they suddenly become alive and shake off their solid contemporary-specific boredom. I even met a couple who had decided to engage (or that's what they were joking about) because they didn't want to die and end it all without taking this step.