With the rise in human technological advancement, the ways the world might end has also increased. From artificial intelligence to nuclear weapons, humans certainly know how to find ways to obliterate themselves. However, Armageddon might also be totally out of our control. In recent years, scientists have sounded the alarm that the end is nigh, and humanity will be extinct within 100 years. So, how might that happen? Here are 25 Ways The World Might End In The Next 100 Years.
Contacting Extraterrestrial Life
SETI (The Search for Extraterrestrial Life) has been actively sending signals into space to make contact with aliens. However, scientists like Stephen Hawking believe it’s a dangerous game that could get us all killed. Much like when Columbus came to South America and wiped out an indigenous population, aliens coming to Earth could do the same to us.
The idea of the undead coming back to life and killing the rest of us off is obviously far fetched. However, there are scientific possibilities for a zombie type apocalypse, including brain parasites (like mad cow disease), nanobots, and neurotoxins. Any of these things could trigger humans to go crazy and start killing in a mass rampage. It’s possible…just not probable.
Earth Pole Shift
Occasionally, the Earth’s poles shift; some scientists believe this could leave us vulnerable to deadly particles coming down on the Earth. It’s believed the same thing happened to Mars; its atmosphere was taken by solar winds due to a weak magnetic field. Scientists believe the same could happen on Earth.
Space Colony Uprising
Space colonies are a likely future for humanity. Already NASA is working on a mission to Mars; making a colony on the Moon is part of that plan. Living in colonies could solve overpopulation problems on Earth and reduce waste. However, that could lead to a problem for Earth. What if a space colony rose up and attacked Earth with nuclear weapons? Since they don’t have to fear being obliterated, it would be a much more tempting proposition.
Computers and Artificial Intelligence are already taking thousands of human jobs, and before long, there won’t be many jobs left for humans to do. Once computers become sentient and conscious, both Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn it could mean the end of humanity…much like automobiles were the end of the horse. The theory is humans will merge with existing AI, or AI will wipe us out in a widescale war.
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