How is the world going to end?
I guess the real question would be, what do you think will cause the extinction of the human species or the death of a significantly large portion of it? Will it be infrastructure collapse due to our lack of preparation for a CME? How about societal upheaval in response to our dwindling natural resources like water? Unpreparedness for a large asteroid? Supervolcano? Global sea level rise due to climate change? Artificial superintelligence? Oh yea, nukes? Let me know what you think.
The world will end when the sun swallows it in 4-5 billion years. And then it'll vaporize. Fun times.
Right, death by Red Giant, but you can't honestly believe humans will make it to see that. What do you think the demise of our species will be?
We'll probably relocate just like we did before when Mars started to die.
Odds are we'll discover a Star Gate which allows us to travel to other planets in the next one to two thousand years.
Darn! That is right. Why didn't I think of that.
Personally I don't believe that extinction is possible at all. Species will evolve into higher species all the time, which might take millions of years, but finally fill in the gaps that appeared. Who said that extinction is something irreversible?
The biggest threat of the current human species is lack of potable water and unhealthy (or artificial/not nutritious) food.
But a lack of food/water would not/could not cause us to be extinct because we couldn't use it ALL up. What would happen is enough people would die to reach the threshold that the remaining food/water could sustain.
I'm going w/ major disaster
You guys are thinking too short term though. Humans in general are not equipped to produce their own food/water/shelter anymore. Without infrastructure, the remaining population will have to adapt or die. It's going to be harder than we think.
The remaining population will adapt because we will die out until the threshold 4 sustainability is met. No way the entire population can go extinct from a lack of food because food & water will always exist, just maybe not enough 2 feed 7 billio
I agree. Though most everyone will die off, there will likely be a surviving niche. They will definitely not be enjoying life as we know it.
Right. Look @ California. N the WSJ, they said n 2011 only 57,648 were n drought conditions. Now it is 37 million. That is a big change, but slow enough that they will begin 2 move off b4 they suffer too much.
If I were to guess, I would say asteroid or some sort of natural disaster like a super volcano.
It wouldn't be due to a lack of resources because nature has a way of balancing that w/ death, i.e. once enough people die and reach the threshold of resources, the population will stabilize.
I don't think we can nuke enough to kill our entire species, maybe just a majority.
If global sea levels rise, I think we could adapt to that by consulting Kevin Costner.
If we have a societal upheaval, then there has to be a winning side, so someone will be left.
I don't think we could or would create AI smart enough to take us over. That just seems a little far fetched to me for some reason.
I guess the reality is that however it happens, it won't matter because we will all be dead. Nice thought, huh? Thanks for ruining my day! (lol just kidding)
A nuclear event or supervolcano would blanket the atmosphere and block out the sun. No more sun, no more food, no more humans.
A rogue AI could be a problem if allowed to power/defend/expand itself. There would be almost no limit.
Thanks 4 Answer
It says in the bible how the world is going to end. Read Revelations. Jesus is going to come back, eliminate evil once and for all, and God is going to remake the earth, on which we all shall live, unless we're sent to hell.
Can't Jesus just make everyone be good instead? That's what I would do.
No, we were all given free will. We get to decide where we spend eternity.
Wouldn't it be easier if we were all just good people? Couldn't an omnipotent being see to this? Would it not be in his and everyone's best interest?
Is that before or after the War of Ragnarok? Oh wait, sorry, wrong religion. Is that before or after Frashokereti? Dammit, I did it again! Is that before or after Kali Yuga? The Blue Star Kachina? The Seven Suns? I can't keep all this stuff straight!
I wouldn't want all human life to end through nukes
nor would I want hostile aliens to vapourise our souls,
and asteroids smashing into earth, and black holes
swallowing our galaxy turning us into etheric spooks -
neither of these would be dignified. I'd much prefer
the scenario of a few lone pioneers zooming into space
just as earth turns into a burning collapsing wild sphere
of exploding dust. The trailblazers might sadly embrace,
say a few words for those left behind,then power on
into the immense depths of a new cosmos, only to find
that,in all the turmoil and panic pre-launch, the one
and only hub titled 10 WAYS TO SURVIVE THE END
OF TIME had been deleted from their database.
Thus ended the whole story of the human race.
According to the Sikhs, in the future, God will destroy the world and recreate it, and all will be reincarnated to live in it. However, it is impossible to predict the date, and foolish to obsess over it. Much better to live positive, productive lives in the here and now!
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