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mystifeid

TLD premise not so far fetched

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Interesting article.  Thanks for sharing @mystifeid!

I especially like how it ends - "We often think of the post-industrial age as one where humans control nature. But in some ways, advanced technology has made humanity more vulnerable to the vicissitudes of our planet than our ancestors were."

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The sun is also a potential problem. When it burbs out charged particles it can short out satellites and, if there are enough, create a global EMP-like effect.

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A great read, @mystifeid, thanks for sharing!

It's a little morbid, but I've often found the science behind potential large-scale disasters to be fascinating...

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5 hours ago, Mel Guille said:

It's a little morbid, but I've often found the science behind potential large-scale disasters to be fascinating...

Maybe because

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Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.

 

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2 hours ago, mystifeid said:

Maybe because

 

Nope, not me. There are far too many interesting things going on for the world to end quite yet ;)

Note that this is coming from someone who gets excited about making coloured powders :D

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Well, part of it is that I just like science, period. But I will also admit to a fascination with apocalypse scenarios. :P

For me, I think there's some appeal to the idea that the modern world with its often overwhelming complexity many terrible problems and could be wiped away and humanity could start over. Of course, this is very much an escapist fantasy -- in real life such an event would be a nightmare with staggering losses and most people, including myself, would be lucky to live even a few years past it. But there's a sort of delightful optimism to thought that we could build a new, and perhaps better world out of the rubble of the old one.

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It doesn't really matter how the end comes, my wife will still blame me.

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3 hours ago, Lovehandel said:

It doesn't really matter how the end comes, my wife will still blame me.

This is true.

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6 hours ago, Lovehandel said:

It doesn't really matter how the end comes, my wife will still blame me.

You just had to leave the upstairs light on again didn't you, now look whats happened.. a geomagnetic apocalypse.

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