There are many who would say we are on the verge of a global catastrophic event. There are many options available if you believe all the news media. With all the technological improvements there is the thought that computers could become so "smart," they outthink the programmers and take on a life of their own creating a situation beyond human control.
The collapse of the environmental network, in the sense of crop failure, drought creating a serious lack of drinking water, deforestation and overpopulation are only part of this possible event. Even the tiny bee is responsible for failure here, if he is unable to pollinate naturally. Another means of a catastrophic incident would be warfare and mass destruction. Those who know about World War II know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With the advances in energy and specifically nuclear energy, the devastation would be unimaginable! Add to this the idea of biological or chemical warfare and it’s incredibly frightening!
There are other calamities that could befall us like an agricultural crisis with the world population ever increasing or an asteroid impact that we hear about every once in a while, or even a global pandemic with all the diseases and strains of infections that seem to continue to crop up causing our medicines to be unable to manage effectively.
Add to these possibilities is the financial market collapse that continues to threaten our existence, as we know it! It seems daily there is another prediction that financial markets are teetering on the brink of falling into the deep abyss! Should this happen, our world will also be forever changed. Even the Stock Market crash of 1929 and those since have created havoc with lifestyles and caused distress to the point of violence and suicide.
Another event that seems to have many debating is the global climate change. There are many opinions on whether we are having a global warming, or a global cooling! It depends entirely on where you live and the kind of weather you seem to be experiencing! It does seem, however, weather seems to be more erratic than ever before. It’s possible that may not be a total truth since our media capabilities are greater than ever, and we may just get the information sooner and more in depth when compared to past year records!
In any case, our lives are dependent on a variety of factors every day. We seem incapable of steering clear of impending disaster. No matter where you look in the news there are stories of gloom and doom from all sides!
Do you share the feeling of “gloom and doom” and that the world will be coming to an end soon, at least in the way we know it now? Is there a real possibility of an electrical gridlock, global pandemic, agricultural crisis, nuclear crisis, stock market crash and financial meltdown and/or an all out war? Most believe at least one of these will happen soon, if not more.
The debate on this topic can be intense, yet I encourage you to share your thoughts!