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...
Genetic erosion
Genetic erosion is a process whereby an already limited gene pool of an endangered species of plant or animal diminishes even more when individuals from the surviving population die off without gettin...
The World Without Us
The World Without Us is a non-fiction book about what would happen to the natural and built environment if humans suddenly disappeared, written by American journalist Alan Weisman and published by St....
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Big Rip
The Big Rip is a cosmological hypothesis first published in 2003, about the ultimate fate of the universe, in which the matter of the universe, from stars and galaxies to atoms and subatomic particles...
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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.
Christian eschatology
Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology. Eschatology, from two Greek words meaning "last" (ἔσχατος) and "study" (-λογία), is the study of 'end things', whether the e...
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Kinetic bombardment
A kinetic bombardment or a kinetic orbital strike is the hypothetical act of attacking a planetary surface with an inert projectile, where the destructive force comes from the kinetic energy of the p...
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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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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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...
Bahá'í teachings
The Bahá'í teachings represent a considerable number of theological, social, and spiritual ideas that were established in the Bahá'í Faith by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the religion, and clarified by...
Mutual assured destruction
Mutually assured destruction, or mutual assured destruction (MAD), is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction b...
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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...
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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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...
The Night Land
The Night Land is a classic horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1912. As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre. Hodgson also published a much shorter version o...
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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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