These fancy gizmos and gadgets in the movies, along with tales of interstellar travel and relations with hot extra-terrestrials, only for the experts to say we'll never see such things in our lifetime. What a bummer.The oldest verified human being was Frenchwoman Jeanne Calvert, who died aged 122 in 1997. However, there have been as-yet unverified claims that an Indonesian man may have recently passed away at the age of 146.The Kardashev Scale is a way of measuring a civilization's technological abilities based on the amount of energy they can harness. Modern humans are at 0.73 on this scale, and experts have predicted that Type 1 status will be achieved within 150 to 200 years.In 1996 Google was a garage-based research project conducted by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and today it facilitates over 1.2 trillion search queries per year; but by the year 2300 they hope to go even further. Plastic bags have been used for about sixty years, but unless we find a way to break them down, this garbage will continue to pollute the Earth for at least five hundred years more. The world's leading linguists believe that within 1,000 years every language currently spoken on Earth will be vastly different.