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Ask Hentzau: Peak Science.

Princess Josh asks:

Do we have any idea when we will run out of science?

I mean, the rate of scientific progress is generally considered to have increased exponentially over the course of the last six to eight millennia, to the point where we’re learning more about physics and the universe each decade than we did in the entire millennium from 0AD (that may be only approximately true, but you get the idea). Does human science progress have an answer to the question of what the limits of human scientific progress might be? Is there a risk of a dead end that humans, no matter how ingenious, will never be able to circumvent?

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