You might want to check out stash's write-up first

It always seems like this. Because "progress" is always happening. And as the population of the earth increases then the rate of change increases (so far) - but why do you think that means the end of the world in 13 years? By the same logic I can say that from the perspective of 1900 the end of the world will probably be 1915

The only time in European history I would have worried about the end of the world was when 1/3rd of the population was wiped out in the mid-14th Century. Nothing like that happening right now. Either you embrace change or you get scared by it but I don't think you can stop it or predict exponential leaps in the nature of human consciousness that result in some kind of apocalypse