For some reason, all of this doesn't seem too sci-fi anymore especially the last one. Zombies! I personally cannot believe how many people I meet or
run into on a regular basis who seem totally disconnected to this world. Not so much that they're worried rather, they haven't the slightest clue of
what's going on.
I blame most of this on the pharmaceutical companies. There's been an exponential increase of prescription medication lately. People walk around in a
daze (especially the elder ones) and dis-attached to everything and everyone. Just look around!
Then we have the possible poisoning of chemtrails, the absolute poisoning of Monsanto GM foods and the deliberate saturation of fluoride in our
And putting all that aside, another group of people---- who are just trying to cope---- will either turn to recreational drugs, heavy alcohol
drinking, tuning out by watching their idiot boxes.... coupled with cooking in their microwave ovens nightly and talking on their cancer causing cell
So I'd say Zombie-ism is just around the corner!
This article is from Mother Nature Network (link at bottom)
12 ways the world (as we know it) could end
Road to destruction
You may not believe the world will end with the Mayan calendar in 2012 or that mankind will simply make the planet uninhabitable, but — if popular
movies and books are any indication — there must be a lot of people who already believe the world is ready for its final bow. You may subscribe to a
religious End of Days doctrine or even a zombie doomsday theory, but when it comes to the planet's fate, only one thing is for certain: All good
things must come to an end.
1) Solar storms
The sun follows an 11-year cycle that is currently building toward its "solar max," during which time the sun is more active. When solar storms occur,
the sun can emit tides of electromagnetic radiation, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. CMEs are essentially balls of plasma, and when they
reach Earth, they release energy visible as colorful auroras. They may be pretty, but they unleash static discharges that can disrupt or knock out
power grids. Solar flares, eruptions of supercharged protons, can reach Earth in minutes and also have catastrophic consequences.
One of the most dangerous threats to the human population is a simple virus — that is, a deadly disease that spreads rapidly throughout the world.
Within the last century we’ve had four major flu epidemics, as well as HIV and SARS, and scientists says it’s inevitable that another will
3) Planet X
Planet X, or Nibiru, is the supposed 10th planet in our solar system — if we're counting Pluto. According to the Planet X theory, Nibiru is enormous
and is on a 3,600-year elliptical orbit that places it in Earth’s gravitational proximity in 2012 — an event that would cause flooding,
earthquakes and worldwide destruction. Proponents of the theory cite earthquake and weather data as evidence of the planet’s increasing influence on
Earth, and some say that Egyptian records show that the Planet X “flyby” corresponds to Noah’s great flood and the sinking of Atlantis.
4) The Big Rip
According to Big Rip theory, our bodies, the planet and the entire universe will quite literally be torn apart. The theory’s chief proponent, Robert
Caldwell of Dartmouth University, explains that the universe is expanding — driven by dark energy — and galaxies are moving farther and farther
away from us. The rate of the universe’s expansion is also constantly accelerating like a vehicle that increases its speed by 10 mph for every mile
it travels, and at some point, the acceleration becomes so fast that all objects are ripped apart.
5) Global warming
Whether you believe in man-made warming or not, there’s no denying the planet is getting hotter. In fact, 2010 tied 2005 for the warmest year on
record with global temperatures 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. And there are some who say that we’re running out of time to
stop irreversible climate change — in fact, by some calculations we’re less than a decade away.
6) Gamma ray burst
When a supernova explodes, it unleashes a massive gamma ray, or high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Most of these huge bursts of energy take
place too far away to harm Earth, but if one occurred within 30 lightyears from the sun — which is pretty close on the cosmic scale — it would be
disastrous. The gamma ray would blow apart a portion of the planet’s atmosphere, produce worldwide fires and kill most of Earth’s species in just
a matter of months.
7) Computers take over
It may sound a lot like the plot of “The Terminator,” but computer technology is advancing daily and some believe that self-aware machines could
become self-replicating and take over. After all, there are few areas of life where computers don’t intrude — they run banks, hospitals, stock
markets and airports. Previously, computers were only as good as the humans using them, but artificial intelligence has the potential to create
independently acting machines capable of outsmarting or destroying their creators.
Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking thinks computers could be a threat and argues that humans should be genetically engineered in order to compete with
the phenomenal growth of artificial intelligence. In a recent interview he even said, “The danger is real that they could develop intelligence and
take over the world.” The idea of a computer takeover may sound absurd, but you never know, we could be in the Matrix right now.
8) Pole reversal
According to polar shift theory, there have been shifts in the positions of the North and South poles and the Earth’s axis rotation, and a sudden
shift occurs every 400,000 years. Such a shift would create catastrophic events, including earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, and naturally, many
predict this catastrophic flipping of the poles will occur in 2012.
While the continents do make slow movements, scientists say it’s extremely unlikely they would cause the poles to reverse, and NASA says “a
reversal in the rotation of the Earth is impossible.”
9) Electromagnetic pulse
Just as solar flares or coronal mass ejections could wipe out power grids, so could a sudden burst of electromagnetic radiation. The science is the
same, but security experts say the cause is more likely to come from a more sinister source, such as the detonation of a nuclear weapon. An EMP blast
— whether from a weapon or solar activity — could destroy our entire electronic, transportation and communications infrastructure in less than a
second. If such a blast occurred over the United States, 90 percent of all Americans could be dead within a year, according to the Congressional EMP
10) Nuclear war
The Cold War is over, but the threat of nuclear war still exists today, with a number of countries possessing the capability of deploying such
destructive devices. In addition to threats from the explosion and radiation, there are also indirect effects such as contaminated food and water
supplies, poor air quality, destruction of power grids affecting communication and transportation, and nuclear winter.
Movies like “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” may be works of fiction, but the threat of an asteroid hitting the planet is quite real. After all,
the Earth and moon have craters that prove they have a long history of being hit by large objects from space.
In 2028, the asteroid 1997XF11 will come close to hitting Earth, but scientists say that won't actually happen. However, if it were to hit the planet,
the mile-wide rock would race toward the surface at roughly 30,000 mph and probably wipe out most life on the planet. The species that did survive
would be in for a rough life after such a catastrophic event.
From annual zombie walks to popular TV shows like “The Walking Dead,” zombies have never been trendier. But could they be real? While dead humans
can’t come back to life, certain viruses can induce aggressive, zombie-like behavior. For example, rabies, a virus that infects the central nervous
system, can cause people to become extremely violent. Combine rabies with a flu-like virus that enables it to spread through the air, and you could
have a “zombie” apocalypse on your hands. Scientists say a hybrid rabies-influenza virus is theoretically possible, but it would be difficult to
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