This article is from the Prophecies of Nostradamus FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org.
I p 307 (cIV-25)
Mankind will begin to focus on developing himself spiritually. The
knowledge for the task has been in front of him but has not been
noticed or understood. When he begins to realize what is possible it
will astound him.
In the far future interstellar space travel will take place by mind
emanations and psi power, rather than mechanical means. I p 307
I p 308 (cI-17)
Long after the time of the Antichrist and the time of troubles a
"forty-cycle" drought will come about. People will survive only by
extracting water by melting ice at the poles and distilling it from
sea water. Later, the climate will become very wet and copious
flooding will occur. This is a natural cycle of the earth, and it
causes civilizations to perish during ice ages. "forty cycles" is
something like four thousand years. Man will cause the problems
because some aspect of his technology will be endangering the
delicate balance of the ecosystem enough to eventually trigger an ice
I p 311 (cX-74)
The "end of the world" will arrive after the seventh cycle which we
are currently living in. After this cycle is complete, man's
accomplishments on Earth will generally be complete, and even though
the Earth will exist for some time forward, the wheel of karma will
no longer send man to earth but to other locations.
Human civilization will have fallen down and been rebuilt several
times. Some of the old traditions of e.g. bloody, violent gladatorial
games will be passed down through the times into the far future.
I p 312 (cI-48)
If man can avert the wars, a extensive and peaceful space expansion
and exploration can take place, with times of growth and prosperity
for humanity. A base will be established on the moon, a major center
of communications and scientific research. The base's major purpose
is to develop freestanding or self-sufficient space stations in
various shapes. All have solar sails that provide energy. This will
last for up to 7000 years.
The sun in our solar system will eventually explode in one last burst
of energy and then die down to nothing. This will totally incinerate
the planet, although the earth will have long since been dead.