Gold will be extinct

  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    Not in that case.

    Extinct means it no longer exists. Now since gold is an element, it is hard to see how it could all cease to exist in the next seven years.

    But I could imagine a person saying "When the oil runs out, the internal combustion engine will become extinct." But obsolete is still more probable.
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