Human extinction
Human extinction is the hypothesized end of the human species. Various scenarios have been discussed in science, popular culture and religion (see End time). The scope of this article is existential r...
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Prof. Stephen Hawking WARNS That Humanity Only Has 1000 Years To ESCAPE Earth!
HUMANS only have 1,000 years left on Earth and will have to find another planet if we are to survive, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.
Our Simulated Universe Is Just One Piece of a Matryoshka Doll of Annihilation
Perhaps a posthuman civilization running simulations self-destructs, or a lab assistant accidentally spills coffee on computer hardware. Simulations can collapse.
Google developing kill switch for AI
Scientists from Google and Oxford University are working on first steps to ensure robots do not go rogue.
Top 10 Times The World Nearly Ended
With comets hurtling towards earth, deadly GMO's and the threat of nuclear weapons dropping at any moment, it's amazing that we've managed to make it to 2015. Discover the 10 times we've come perilous...
Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.’
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned about artificial intelligence before, tweeting that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Speaking Friday at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics ...
Population decline
Population decline can refer to the decline in population of any organism, but this article refers to population decline in humans. It is a term usually used to describe any great reduction in a human...
Eschatology
Eschatology /ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒi/ is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the "end of the world" or "en...
World War III
World War III (WWIII, WW3 or the Third World War) is a hypothetical worldwide conflict following World War II. The most common scenario, an imagined nuclear war between the superpowers, the United Sta...
Brain drain
Human capital flight is an Economics term equivalent to the Sociology term, brain drain, which refers to the emigration of intelligent, well-educated individuals to somewhere for better pay or condit...
Peace on Earth (film)
Peace on Earth is a one-reel 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short directed by Hugh Harman, about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals.
Two young squirrels ask their grandfather (V...
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Google developing kill switch for AI
Scientists from Google and Oxford University are working on first steps to ensure robots do not go rogue.
Grey goo
Grey goo (also spelled gray goo) is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while buildi...
The Time Machine
The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an opera...
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Aftermath: Population Zero
Aftermath: Population Zero (also titled Aftermath: The World After Humans) is a two-hour Canadian special documentary film that premiered on Sunday, March 9, 2008 (at 8:00 PM ET/PT) on the National Ge...
Societal collapse
Societal collapse is the fall or disintegration of human societies. Societal collapse broadly includes abrupt societal failures such as that of the Mayan Civilization, as well as more extended gradual...
Overpopulation in domestic pets
Overpopulation in domestic animals refers to a surplus of domestic animals, such as cats, dogs, and exotic animals. In the United States, an estimated 6 to 8 million animals are brought to shelters ea...
Pandemic
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, o...
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Dysgenics
Dysgenics (also known as cacogenics) is the study of factors producing the accumulation and perpetuation of defective or disadvantageous genes and traits in offspring of a particular population or spe...
Dependency ratio
In economics, geography and demography the dependency ratio is an age-population ratio of those typically not in the labor force (the dependent part) and those typically in the labor force (the produc...
Extinction risk from global warming
The extinction risk of global warming is the risk of species becoming extinct due to the effects of global warming.
The scientific consensus in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report is that In one stu...
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Global catastrophic risks
A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event with the potential to seriously damage human well-being on a global scale. Some events could destroy or cripple modern civilization. Other, ev...
The Late Philip J. Fry
"The Late Philip J. Fry" is the seventh episode of the sixth production season and seventh broadcast season of the animated series Futurama. It originally aired on Comedy Central on July 29, 2010. I...
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Pensions crisis
The pensions crisis is a predicted difficulty in paying for corporate, state, and federal pensions in the United States and Europe, due to a difference between pension obligations and the resources se...
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Future of the Earth
The biological and geological future of the Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences. These include the chemistry at the Earth's surface, the rate of ...
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Mighty Samson
Mighty Samson was an original comic book series from Gold Key Comics. Similar to other post-apocalyptic titles like Kamandi, Atomic Knights or the like, it was set in the area around New York, now kn...
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Viriconium
Viriconium is a fictional city created by M. John Harrison and also the name of the cycle of novels and stories set in and around it.Viriconium is on a future Earth littered with the technological det...
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Synthetic intelligence
Synthetic intelligence (SI) is an alternative term for artificial intelligence which emphasizes that the intelligence of machines need not be an imitation or any way artificial; it can be a genuine fo...