Are doom scenarios just scaremongering or should we be afraid?
Doom scenarios are often the flavour of the early weeks of a new year. Doom about the future of the earth, of the humankind species and our entire culture. We are all killing everything worthwhile about our earth and are all going to hell in handcart.
Only time proves or disproves these kinds of annual scares, but it is worth considering some of the less wilder ones.
Professor Stephen, the famous physicist, warned before Christmas that humanity may have allowed a Terminator-style creation to spell the end, the nemesis of human beings’ time in charge of the planet.
The man behind PayPal and the Tesla electric car, Elon Musk, gave credence to the view by stating ‘we are summoning the demon’ with our embracing of artificial intelligence.
In early December, the Sunday Telegraph gave a big spread to Michael Hanlon’s assessment of the seven most plausible threats to all we hold dear ‘to keep you awake at night.’ Read more…