Will the world end in 2022? Here are some of wild conspiracy theories predicting our demise

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WE may have survived all the apocalypse and Doomsday 'predictions' of 2021 but the conspiracies will certainly continue in 2022.

Some conspiracy theorists use ancient texts like the Mayan Calendar or predictions made by 16th-century French astrologer Nostradamus to support their wild theories.

Some people think Nostradamus predicted the future with his book 'Les Propheties' written in 1555.

His poetic text predicts devastation caused by asteroids, global warming, and even a technology takeover.

These things haven't caused Doomsday yet so they are often used by conspiracy theorists as 'proof' of upcoming doom.

Artificial intelligence takeover

Nostradamus wrote: "The Moon in the full night over the high mountain/ The new sage with a lone brain sees it/ By his disciples invited to be immortal/ Eyes to the south/ Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire."

Some people think this reference to immortal beings could refer to robots that we build ourselves.

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With Elon Musk's Tesla Bots set to launch this year, some people are making the parallels between this Doomsday prediction and the AI humanoid bots.

One conspiracy theorist recently shared a link to a Tesla Bot article and tweeted: "Looks like some of the Nostradamus predictions might come true."

Global warming

Nostradamus also predicted that world temperatures would rise so much, fish would "half cook" in the sea.

That's why you may see the astronomer's name referred to in articles about warming sea temperatures.

He also predicted floods, drought and wildfires.

Asteroid strike

Nasa always has its eye on 'close approach' asteroids but none of them are predicted to strike Earth in 2022.

Nostradamus predicted mass death caused by an asteroid strike at some point in the future.

It's unclear when he thought this would occur.

Mayan Calendar

When it comes to Doomsday conspiracy theories, the Mayan Calendar can't be left out.

Around December 21 each year there seems to be a mention of the end of the world due to the Mayan Calendar ending on that date.

After claims the world would end on December 21, 2012 – when the Mayan calendar ran out – came to nothing, conspiracy nuts now say the date was miscalculated.

2020 was filled with claims that the Mayans actually believed our world would be snuffed out eight years later, on December 21.

When that didn't happen there was a suggestion that the Mayans may have made an error when noting down the end of the world.

Will the world end in 2022?

Although no one can ever say for sure, we don't look like we're on course for Doomsday in 2022.

The conspiracy theories and predictions you may see throughout the year are just theories and should always be taken with a pinch of salt.

In other news, cryptocurrencies crashed across the board earlier today.

Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed its Vision EQXX electric car.

It's time to say goodbye to BlackBerry phones as the company has pulled the plug on its once extremely popular handsets.

And, an urgent Android warning has gone out to millions of users after malicious apps were detected in the Samsung app store.

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