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250MYF world map - terrain by Neethis 250MYF world map - terrain by Neethis
Heres a possible map of our world, 250 million years in the future, requested by :iconamongthesatanic: This is a map of the terrain of this future world, showing the arrangements of the continents (such as there are, what with this being a Pangean world) and the placement of mountains, icecaps and oceans.

The world is in the mid-glacial, like our own, but there is no longer a continent at the south pole; there isn't much of anything at the south pole in fact, only millions of square miles of sea-ice surrounded by great frigid circling currents, unbroken in their path around the pole. There is land at the north pole, however, as most of Eurasia has continued pushing northward over the eons, and a hefty ice cap sags over thousands of miles of what was once Finland, Siberia and Alaska.
The Himalayas have been worn away to lower Alp-like mountains; they were once down to foothills, after India stopped pushing north - they were only pushed back up by the breakaway margins of east Africa. The new "Roof of the World" is a great range which stretches from the 10km high ice-capped peaks formed by the Andes colliding with Mexico, to the great platau pushed up by Australia colliding with the Canadian Rockies.

Most of the rest should be pretty self-explanatory :) Feel free to ask any questions or comments.
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AlternatehistoryAM Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to use this? Can I?
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Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice are you still doing requests?
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Tomos2013 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Would humans survive or would there be a different species by then?
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Parasky Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could go either way, really. Humans, like all animals, still undergo evolution, but our unique lifestyle means that for the most part natural selection doesn't do much. We help those that would otherwise not survive a more primal lifestyle lead full and long lives, and technology gives us the ability to overcome events that could affect us, like outbreaks of disease. 250 million years is plenty of time for a significant amount of evolution to take place, so one of three scenarios seems plausible: humans remain largely the same biologically (civilization has been around for about 10,000 years, depending on who you ask, and the only significant changes in human physiology over that time has been that we have become larger and live longer lifespans, both results of increasingly effective medical technology, though 10,000 years is almost nothing in terms of evolutionary development); civilization collapses (perhaps multiple times) and humans evolve into a new species (or several different species) as they adapt to changing environments; or humans go extinct and a new intelligent species might evolve (though not necessarily, there's no reason that intelligent life must evolve). Of course, there's all kinds of stuff nobody can account for, so there may be more or fewer possible scenarios. Personally I think we'll still be around, and largely the same. There will probably be vastly different racial features, and we might have a few physiological differences by then: complete lack of an appendix, and the small toe might become much smaller (though not gone completely as the muscles connected to it are necessary for bipedal balance), more or less body hair depending on how the global environment changes (though the amount of body hair will likely still be a racial trait, much as it is today). Take all this with a grain of salt, I am by no means an expert, just a biology nerd, and nobody can know for certain what the future holds or how it might affect us or the planet.
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Tomos2013 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Wow, you really know your stuff!
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DrFuturism Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Writer
We've changed from monkeys to what we are now in around 5 million years, so in short, our civilization would be long gone from this planet, and possibly the universe, as we may turn into omnipotent immortal bodies by than, not needing to live on worlds or need resources to survive.
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Parasky Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I'm just making an educated guess based on what I do know. I'm sure a expert could pick my statements apart sentence by sentence, but thanks for the compliment!
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Rikitikiwiki Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I use your map for a Star Wars fanfic?
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
What parts are which modern places?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
The very western edge is essentially western Europe (britain to spain) with a 90 degree rotated africa to the east (the mountain range is where the mediterranean used to be). The southern fractured continent is Antarctica. The eastern side of the map is a warped eroded north america, while south america has rotated to slip up the west coast Chile-first. Asia and Eastern Europe sit over the north pole, bordering Africa and north america, and between North/South america and Asia is squashed Australia :)

Hope that's clear enough
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Taiwan2111 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
can you draw another Future Supercontinent map ??

like Pangaea Ultima.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I could, but I don't like Pangaea Ultima :P lol.

Which one anyway; the one with Austro-Antarctica or where Antarctica and Australia get combined with South America and Indonesia respectively?
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NazjaRaj Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i once preferred ultima, until i knew Novopangaea is better, so PACKED.
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Taiwan2111 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
so the Future Supercontinent is Novopangaea.

not Amasia or Pangaea Ultima ?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Here, yes :D

I've always prefered Novapangaea over the other options; Amasia leaves Antarctica where it is now, which if you ask me seems a little strange; the idea that the rifts would pump out enough new seabed to keep it perfectly still seems a little... stupid :P And Pangea Ultima requires the Atlantic to magically stop widening and seal back up, which again seems less likely than a continuing of the current state, given Earth's previous history. Also from an artistic viewpoint, Pangaea Ultima looks too much like Pangaea :P
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Mister-Ed-Fan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wouldn't there be a lot more deserts from the mountains causing a rain shadow effect? Plus the sheer land mass size.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
There would; there'd be a lot in fact, but I haven't included them in this map because...I'm lazy and I have no time? :P lol
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Mister-Ed-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
haha I can hear you there :P
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Zifker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Oh my god, you are AWESOME for giving us a Novopangea map!!!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Why thank you :D
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Zifker Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thank YOU. I have grown nauseated at the dominance of Pangea Ultima over Novopangea. I didn't think there was any hope left for future continental drift theory! So, THANK YOU!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Pangea Ultima always strikes me as boring :P also, while I understand the mechanics behind it, its always seemed a little too "neat" for me to see the Atlantic just close up again, when it's still expanding as of now...
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Only thing I dislike is that the Arctic isn't shown... moving the entire land mass down a little wouldn't be a problem, would it ? :shifty:
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
lol, there's not much that's missing there, but I'll show the area on the editable version I'm making for ya :P
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ah okay, but I personally prefer seeing the entirety of the world displayed at once, even if the missing bit is just ice.
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'm liking this. Hopefully it is re-editable in MS Paint...
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Bah, get GIMP :D takes a bit of learning to use well, but it's much better in the long run...
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I prefer MS Paint. It's working fine so it's all good :D
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VulcanTrekkie45 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite interesting. Though I think for extra clarification, I'd like to see indicated where some major world cities once stood.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Hmm perhaps... :P although you wouldn't be able to find any ruins in real life!
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VulcanTrekkie45 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh of course not. You wouldn't be able to find any ruins after a 250,000 years, let alone 250,000,000.
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KCammy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
:O Excellent work!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thank you :D
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Sweet! I'd want to live in that nice bay area in southwestern Antarctica. :D
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Neethis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
It's a nice temperate region, but lots of earthquakes! Antarctica is rifted, divided into three segments as it collides with where was once south-east asia/eastern africa.
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
So it's a bit like northern Japan, then?
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