Extinction Of Humanity

 And we'll all go together when we go
 Every Hottentot and every Eskimo
 When the air becomes Uranious
 We will all go simultaneous
 And we'll all glow together when we glow!

- TomLehrer


On WithinTwentyYears, JayOsako predicted that in 20 years we will have wiped ourselves off the face of the Earth. An interesting (and chilling) prediction -- one that has been made numerous times before over the years (the Cold War was full of predictions of the US and the USSR wiping out the planet) -- and one that will eventually come true (though it possibly won't be self-inflicted).

Possible ways for humanity to become extinct, both self-induced and not:

Likely Highly unlikely Blatant impossibles have been deleted.

I'd like to see the list of blatant impossibles Well, there you have it, what someone thinks is "hard to quantify" for some unknown reason: whole bunch of fun ones:

For the record, he predicted we'd have wiped life off the Earth, which is harder - usually requires GreyGoo.

And of course, what will eventually get us all if the others don't first


Extinction of Humanity from HumanBeing

The body-snatchers, TeleVision/massmedia/advertising/corporations, have done it. Many others are CaughtInTheNet.

It started with StarTrekTheNextGeneration. Get them young.

It is not yet complete, yet happening fast because it is SomebodyElsesProblem, and IdoNotHaveTime, so BusinessAsUsual. See CategoryBigPicture listed items -- AnonymousCoward


At least OOP will be dead too! -- top


Actually PeakOil will be reducing us all to a ThirdWorld? lifestyle. We won't be extinct, but the majority of people will die and it will be mighty unpleasant.
Interesting and funny presentation (streaming video): "Stephen Petranek: 10 ways the world could end". http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/167

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