This is for determing how long something will last from now,
by simply knowing how old it is.
It is based upon the latter of the two forms
of an article by J. Richard Gott III:
Gott, Richard, J III. (1993, vol 363).
Implications of the Copernican principle for our future prospects
Nature pp 315-319
Gott, Richard, J III. (1997, November 15). A Grim Reckoning
New Scientist pp. 36-39
Enjoy! |
Glossary
- Input; the scalar age of something
- Min.; it will last at least this long
- Max.; it will last at most this long
- Recalc.; allows simple recursive calculations.
Takes an output, and adds it to input. |
Note: These calculations are based upon probability. Calculations
for things which are known to have finite age limits such as a
lifespan, will generate unrealistic answers for the Max. values.
Disclaimer: The author shall not be liable for any damages, losses,
or other undesirable happenings incurred through the use of this
calculator or the information it provides. |