It seems that there are always a few disastrous events that are about to destroy humanity at any given time. Either it’s a comet, some sort of technical failure (like Y2K), some kind of war (like World War III), or some sort of cultural collapse (the end of the United States if you don’t elect *insert any candidate’s name here* as president).
The truth is that in spite of all the fearmongering that goes on in the media and in politics, there are in fact a few legitimately bad things that could happen to us as humans. Now, when we talk about bad things, these aren’t just any bad things. These are the sorts of things that could theoretically make quite a mess. They range all the way from global war to little technical issues that could be quite expensive to fix.
Of course, a few of the things on this list are only meant for a little comic relief, but it should quickly become apparent which ones are which. There really are quite a few things out there that could potentially go wrong. But in all honesty, it’s not worth getting too scared about any of them. Leave that to the politicians. These are 25 disastrous events that are on the verge of happening.
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Because people don’t finish their entire course of antibiotics, bacteria are evolving and developing immunity. It’s only a matter of time before we no longer have the means to cure diseases that were once very curable.
It’s unpredictable what will happen to the American Southwest, but one thing is for sure – it will be drier. A worst case scenario, however, could leave half the country in a mega-drought for the next 100 years.
In case you didn’t know, Yellowstone is actually a huge super-volcano just waiting to melt North America.
Year 2038 problem
Similar to the Y2K problem, this is the date past which 32-bit systems can no longer count. Although this may or may not affect your life, if you work in IT, this will be a bit of a question mark in the coming years.
Cascadia subduction zone
Although everyone knows about the San Andreas fault line and how it is supposed to “unleash the next big one,” there is debate over if this true. The size of the San Andreas limits its potential to create earthquakes. The Cascadia subduction zone though? Located in the Pacific northwest, it has the potential to unleash an earthquake that could destroy the entire western seaboard.