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End of World Possibly Nigh

Over at Reason, Ronald Bailey has an interesting report from the Global Catastrophic Risks conference describing the various ways humanity might off itself in the next century, including nuclear holocaust, super-AI and nanotechnology. He also wrote a few other posts from the conference about the risks of asteroid strikes and gamma-ray bursts. All in all, some nice, airy summer reading.

But did you know the world almost ended in 1983? Seriously, we might have all become nuclear briskets if it weren’t for this one Russian dude.

  1. Kai Davis says:

    ty editor. didn’t know the comments supported html.

  2. Vincent says:

    I thought the most interesting part of that article was the fact that some people still think that the nuclear genie can be put back in the bottle and that somehow, with treaties and proper policing, we can go back to a nuclear-free world.

  3. Kai Davis says:


    (had to be done)

    Frankly, if the chances of the world ending are so high, lets just have a party. Fuck it all!

  4. Sakaki says:

    I frankly welcome the end of the world as we know it.

    I’ll be feeling fine.

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