How and when will the world end?

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#1  Edited By SpaceInsomniac
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#2  Edited By EuanDewar

Macho Man Randy Savage died yesterday so the world might as well just end now.

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#3  Edited By Afroman269

I picked other because I don't care.

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#4  Edited By AyKay_47

We will run out of oil and kill each other for the last scraps of the Earth's resources.


So, option A
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#5  Edited By BraveToaster

I chose A, since that is the logical answer.

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#6  Edited By RsistncE

If you mean human kind being wiped out, it could be a variety of things, such as global climate change (although I doubt it would be severe enough to wipe out the entire human population), meteor strike, wandering black hole, bombarded by cosmic rays, etc. The only thing that I'm pretty sure will actual end the world (literally) is when the Sun goes supernova and swallows the entire solar system.

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#7  Edited By Michaelblack18
@RsistncE
took the words right out of my mouth on the sun thing scientist has given this as the most likely scenario that the way the world will end and that won't happen oh say another few odd billion years from now
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#8  Edited By Brockly46

Matthew 24:36 - "No man knows the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

This 
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#9  Edited By RsistncE
@Michaelblack18: Mankind though will more than likely have been wiped out by then and if by some miracle we survive I sure as hell hope we figure out practical interstellar travel by then (so that we can move our ass to another habitable planet to pillage and rape). Btw, the wandering black hole would totally take out the planet also, don't know what I was thinking haha.
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#10  Edited By Surkov

If the world is going to end, it is going to be mankind's fault. Not something from space or the "Rapture", it's going to be solely man's undoing. 

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#11  Edited By Aeterna

We might kill a part of our population in nuclear wars at some point, but a portion of us will probably survive at least.


So... what do you even mean with "world" and ending? It ends when I die, for I will no longer know of it's existence and so it would be 'dead to me'.

If you mean, earth as we know getting destroyed? An asteroid colliding many many millions of years away.
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#12  Edited By Enigma777
@Axxol said:
I chose A, since that is the logical answer.
Indeed
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#13  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Astroid, year 3000. Not now, but at 2012, dec 21 there will be a solar flare, will knock out power grids for a decade. But it's not the end of the world.

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#14  Edited By WoodenPlatypus


I picked Q, mainly because it was all very tl;dr.

Im sick of hearing about the whole world being destroyed and this rapture stuff for the time being.

 

So I choose Q, it obviously will end. I just don't have an explanation as to how or why.

So not really Q.

 

Meh.

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#15  Edited By Jesus

Other

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#16  Edited By Lokno
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.    

-Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
   
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#17  Edited By AngriGhandi

J.
Nothing we can do to ourselves would go far enough to completely wipe out mankind-- particularly considering things like water filtration, hydroponic farming, and geothermal energy that would allow a few thousand to endure even the most irradiated or plague-filled situations.
And any alien race smart enough to bend space time would probably be smart enough to know that genocide is wrong.
On the other hand, a gamma ray burst or solar flare or asteroid the size of Texas could eff us right up at pretty much any point... and even if they don't, then by default, eventually the sun explodes. So yeah. That would be J.
Hooray! Depressing science.

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#18  Edited By CL60

Overpopulation. We are going to run out of resources due to overpopulation at some point.

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#19  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

I don't fucking care.

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#20  Edited By mikemcn

Fingers crossed for death by blackhole. 

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#21  Edited By wickedsc3

Probably when the sun dies.  But until then there is always the chance of a asteroid hitting us or something totally unknown.

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#22  Edited By McGhee
@CL60 said:
Overpopulation. We are going to run out of resources due to overpopulation at some point.
That's not the end of the world. It's a self fixing problem. Too many people and not enough food? Some people die and there's more food for everyone else.
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#23  Edited By Hector
A big cosmic fart explosion.
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#24  Edited By raviolisumo

A gamma ray burst that we can't see coming.

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#25  Edited By toowalrus

We'll be fine, people! We'll continue science-ing for a few hundred years, then leave this planet and go find another one. Someday earth'll be wiped out by some solar flare or asteroid or some shit, but we'll have plenty of other places to live by then. It's too bad none of us will be around to see it.

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#26  Edited By penguindust

Eaten by Galactus, Devourer of Worlds. 

Coming for dinner, 2012. 
Coming for dinner, 2012. 
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#27  Edited By gamefreak9

The zerg will invade us in the next 10 years! End of the world Via Aliens!!

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#28  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

I just ate some beans, and the world will end in about 5 minutes,oh yeah, the end is nigh.

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#29  Edited By Scooper

When the Sun swallows it. That's pretty much it.

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#30  Edited By Lemmycaution217
@PrivateIronTFU said:
I don't fucking care.
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#31  Edited By BeachThunder

Puppies. Lots of them.

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#32  Edited By SumDeus

Hopefully in zombie invasion. To spend my last days killing zombies would be a dream come true.

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#33  Edited By CptPanda29

Cosmic Event - and we can't know for sure exactly how long it is, but we can't count that high.


If we're talking the Earth it'll be inhospitable WELL before then, whether or not humanity is still alive as a culture or developed stellar travel by that point is unknowable. But I'd love to be there to see the mass migration of the planet.
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#34  Edited By DetectiveSpecial

Just remember, we exist because of the world, not the other way around. We'll end long before the world does (assuming popular definition of world to mean "earth").

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#35  Edited By Devildoll

earth has been around for so long , i really think it will be able to sustain life for atleast another 1000 years.

would be sad if us humans were able to fuck things up this bad.

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#36  Edited By Snipzor

Well obviously some asshole will create a time machine and create a paradox, the Sol leaders will gather together and attempt to limit the spread of the paradox to only Earth, they will all agree after 20 minutes of deliberation, the time machine inventor will attempt to go back in time to kill Hitler as construction of the focused implosion field around Earth finishes. He gets to Hitler, the final bolt is in place, and he fires the gun. As the bullet reaches Hitler's head, all beings on earth feel a slight chill for just a moment, but will be unable to quantify what it was as the universe around the planet implodes killing all beings in that single quadrant.


Disaster averted.
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#37  Edited By Clean

Nothing fancy, the Sun will simply just stop working.

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#38  Edited By one_2nd

Gonna have to go with K. 

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#39  Edited By InternetCrab
@EuanDewar said:
Macho Man Randy Savage died yesterday so the world might as well just end now.
Shit, that sucks :(

Anyway, i don't think the end of the world will have something to do with religion, i just think it's gonna be destruction. I think the earth is gonna be devoured by a fireball or a huge black hole or something in the next 1000 years or more.
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Don't know how but it will end February 14 2014 because that's what they said in Ghostbusters 2 and thats as good a guess as any

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#41  Edited By iam3green

something will happen like 500+ years from now. i would say nothing special is going to happen. i don't believe in anything is going to happen.

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#42  Edited By Bioderm

Other, I think will will soon have a big disease hit a lot of the world population we are due for one. Doesn't mean the world will end but alot of people will be affected.

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#43  Edited By keyhunter

I picked A. because it seemed like the stupidest answer.

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#44  Edited By phish09

Other.  The best way to imagine it would be as something unimaginable. 

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I'm going to die.

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#46  Edited By Aus_azn

When the sun explodes. I'll be long dead, so I don't really care.

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#47  Edited By RIDEBIRD

Well, as of right now, there are no huge threats for humanity that won't be solved during our lifetime if we look at the rate of technological development. That's of course some speculation, but nothing is going terribly wrong as of yet. We seem to be able to survive and multiply through basically anything, so. I don't think there will be any nuclear war for example, as we as a species seem to have outgrown that phase. A disease might pop up, but we'll cure it, or successfully incubate ourselves and survive to some degree. Aliens will probably not invade. We don't know of any asteroid that will hit us for sure in the coming 100 years, even though some will be close. Global warming/cooling is something we'll survive. I'm fairly certain we've left this planet behind when the resources run out, and we'll invent ways to stay alive until that happens.


Of course the sun will one day die, but if we aren't away from here at that point, we probably died from some stupid reason a few millenia before that. The planet will persist and contain life until the sun dies, basically. Then again some cosmic event, like the universe suddenly imploding or something, could kill us all in a nanosecond.

It might sound like I'm overly hopeful, but it's just kinda how it's looking. Then again random shit - like aliens invading - might happen any day, and that's not something you can know.
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#48  Edited By cookiemonster

I chose A to highlight how banal this poll is.

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#49  Edited By ozzdog12

Zombies