Will the human race survive the twenty-first Century?

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/03/will-the-human-race-survive-th.html

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#2

I’m really hoping that Betteridge’s law of headlines is not in force here.

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#3

The short answer is looking like a NO…

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#4

Great Filter? Bah!

I don’t see what’s so great about it.

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#5

From the Wiki:

In 2010 there was a report of 16 similar pulses: clearly of terrestrial origin; detected by the Parkes radio telescope; and given the name perytons. In 2015 perytons were shown to be generated when microwave oven doors were suddenly opened during a heating cycle, with emission generated by the magnetron.

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#7

Well, it’s two minutes to midnight, so, no.

Atomic Scientists have such a cheerful fun loving happy go lucky web site:

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#8

I’m leaning towards a yes, but that doesn’t mean that the human race won’t fuck the world up for everything else.

Yes, the world will recover in time. Deep time.

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#9

what has happened to other species that were the last of the genus ?

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Well, I certainly won’t so, for all intents and purposes, no.

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#11

typical human, just assuming the alien came from a non-responsible civilization.

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Well, see that little word “last”…?

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Man, I hope we get enough time to exterminate ourselves before a gamma ray burst hits.

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We burn their liquefied remains because we’re too damn lazy to walk to the shops?

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#15

Yes, all seven of us.

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#16

With the way it’s going…

cersei-laughs-whatever

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#17

If you look at the alien’s plot, power is exponential and responsibleness is linear, so it’s a matter of when, not if.

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#18

I concur.
It will probably end way before the 22nd.

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#19

I think that’s a plot showing the civilzations it happens to, not all civilizations.

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That’s the rule for headlines with a question mark, isn’t it?

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