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    Doomsday Discussion

    http://discovermagazine.com/2000/oct/featworld

    I was just reading this article that pretty sums up all the popular doomsday scenarios.

    Thought it might be fun to discuss.

    Please discuss.


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    fun reading though. i'm actually hoping that humanity will last long enough,along with their planet, to see the sun expand and collapse into itself,along with most of our planets.
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    I'll order a number 17 please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    fun reading though. i'm actually hoping that humanity will last long enough,along with their planet, to see the sun expand and collapse into itself,along with most of our planets.
    Indeed.

    I have relatively few wishes in life, apart form solving world hunger, universal peace, prosperity for all and happiness abound. My one wish would be to outlive most of humanity and see how its fate ends. I want to see humanity reach the stars, spread across the galaxy and universe. Encounter alien ecologies and ecosystems, make new friends, and preferably not new enemies (Which will probably happen anyway, given our xenophobic track record). I want to see the sun expand and collapse on itself. I want to see sentient life awake across the universe and prosper.

    But then again, we'll probably all be dead in a century or two. At the most. Unless sooner in which George Bush attacks Iran.

    That said, I think Number 2 or 5 is the most likely. The first few are the most World Cataclysm ending, whereas with the others, civilization will collapse and humanity will be set back many hundreds of years, we can still possibly make our way back to the top.
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    i'm gonna go with nanotech killing everyone.
    everything else just seems like hyped up conspiracy theories.

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    No. 20 sounds like a weak M. Night Shyamalan twist ending. Gosh, it's such a silly ending for the majestic universe.

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    "Was I before Chuang Tzu who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being Chuang Tzu?"
    You know what's weird...I've asked myself things like this.....

    As for my "most probable"--5 and with the ways things are going in the advances of technology 13.

    My one wish would be to outlive most of humanity and see how its fate ends. I want to see humanity reach the stars, spread across the galaxy and universe. Encounter alien ecologies and ecosystems, make new friends, and preferably not new enemies (Which will probably happen anyway, given our xenophobic track record). I want to see the sun expand and collapse on itself. I want to see sentient life awake across the universe and prosper.
    I utterly agree with this.....

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    America -will eat itself to death, and apathy
    Japan - will make a robot, and it will either kill them, or that robot will make the matrix and enslave them
    Africa - allready allmost gone and I"m uncomfortalbe makeing any jokes about it
    Europe- Will be overrun by rabid cricket players
    korea- Starcraft cosplay goes too far -millions dead.

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    korea- Starcraft cosplay goes too far -millions dead.
    "Rawr!!!!!!" I think cosplay could take over all countries if it wanted to. ^_^

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    I don't know.. Polution and self destruction with toxins seems the most likely at the moment. Considering what we do with black sludge.... won't be too long.

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    Africa "almost gone"? What?

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    Never underestimate the likelyhood of an asteroid.

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    When I saw this post on slashdot, I became convinced that this was how the world would end. I give you number 21, for the list ....

    The Fanbois will never let this 'only one console' thing happen. They'd launch some kind of jihad against the surviving consoles the likes of which the world has never seen. The aftermath would leave the world a scorched earth, barren, desolate place. No life would remain, only the scarred, smoking rubble of a once proud gaming civilization. Perhaps the consoles themselves would rise up and enslave the populace, using the humans as living pawns in their own games. Interestingly, these scenarios are only marginally worse than the existing console related threads which appear routinely on /.

    This sounds very much like: "In the future, all restaurants are Taco Bell."

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    hmm, number 17...of all the possibilities, I'm not surprised it's already happening. Is there a such thing as sanity anymore? Other than sanity, I think people are becoming more stupid. Ever seen Idiocracy? What if that happened? Everyone would be drinking Brawndo and would be too stupid that the entire system of society was downgraded to kindergarten simplicity.

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