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What's the greatest threat to humanity today?


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#1    sear

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

It's possible for us to meet our demise all sorts of ways.
A plague of a disease that's:
- extremely deadly, always fatal
- extremely contagious
- no cure or treatment

Or perhaps a planet-killing asteroid?

But what's the most likely risk? What adversity is more likely to harm us bad enough to end the species?


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Humanity itself.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

And I'd add that nukes are probably what will reduce us to rubble as a civilization.  But humanity survives.  We just survive on a tabula rasa

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

Environmental catastrophe.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

Greed.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

I would say the greatest threat to humanity is the weaponized biological agents being kept by the US and Russia from the cold war.  Taking the worst and most deadly diseases known to mankind then weaponizing them to be even more deadly and contagious is just dangerous.

Of the weaponized biological agents I am not sure which one would be more dangerous, the ones that target humans or the ones that targets the crops we rely on.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Taking ourselves too seriously?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

When pharmaceutical drugs stop working as we become immune to them..... Then we will be in for a fun ride.

I'm not sure what could wipe is out fully that we could do ourselves. Even nuclear war would leave some people around. So I think Asteroid impact is probably the highest risk. Or of course aliens. LOL

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

Itself.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

I think the greatest threats to mankind are governments that are becoming increasingly repressive, including democracies who supposedly tell their citizens they are free.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:00 PM

all of the above. :blink:

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

the greatest threat to humanity is reality tv.
when it reaches critical mass, when it's on every channel, 24/7, then humanity will undergo a global suicide event, the only survivors being the shows' contestants, who'll then eat each other in a frenzy of 'look at me! look at me!!'  'don't you know who I am?!'ness, the last survivor killing themselves when they realise there's no one else left alive to watch them.....

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

View Postshrooma, on 18 May 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

the greatest threat to humanity is reality tv.
when it reaches critical mass, when it's on every channel, 24/7, then humanity will undergo a global suicide event, the only survivors being the shows' contestants, who'll then eat each other in a frenzy of 'look at me! look at me!!'  'don't you know who I am?!'ness, the last survivor killing themselves when they realise there's no one else left alive to watch them.....

.....unless of course there's a power cut.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

View PostEldorado, on 19 May 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:



.....unless of course there's a power cut.
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if there IS el, then I shall be the first to rejoice at the 2nd coming of our lord & saviour, jesus h. christ.....
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

#13 & #14:

Or you could take a whiff of the java, and UNPLUG YOUR TV!





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