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centurial calendar

a lifetime of tasteful anticipation

Centurial calendar is placing your life in a greater context and looking forward to exciting, but distant events which are likely to happen within one's lifetime.

Eligible events should be placeable within at least a year with relatively high certainty. Hypotheticals are not allowed.


Louigi Verona's Centurial Calendar
Born in 1982. Will be 80 years in 2062.

                  2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039
2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049
2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059
2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069


Description

Nov 22, 2023
Predicting the future of technology with SoundCloud as an example.
A bet with Vincent Garrigues where I chose a conservative opinion that in four years (2023) most serious musicians will continue to use desktop for music production rather than mobile phones. The bet was worded to specifically address whether the amount of mobile uploads will beat the amount of desktop uploads on SoundCloud by November of 2023, with me betting on "No". The bet is important as an example of our usually poor ability to imagine and predict how technology will shape the future.

2026
The launch of the Dragonfly mission to Titan.
Dragonfly is a planned spacecraft and mission that will send a mobile robotic rotorcraft lander to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, in order to study prebiotic chemistry and extraterrestrial habitability at various locations. The year 2026 is the planned year of launch.
Sources:
• Dragonfly on Wikipedia
• Official website of the mission


2032
Transit of Mercury.
Transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred on November 11, 2019. The next will occur on November 13, 2032. A typical transit lasts several hours.
Sources:
• Transit of Mercury


2034
Dragonfly reaches Titan.

2061
Halley's Comet returns to the inner Solar System.
Last time Halley's Comet visited us in 1986, when I was 4 years old. The next predicted perihelion of Halley's Comet is 28 July 2061. By this time I will be 79.
Sources:
• Halley's Comet on Wikipedia