By Alok Jha

Loss of life through Euphoria. Dysgenics. inhabitants loss of life Spiral. Genetic Superhumans. Geomagnetic Reversal. Galactic Collision. Strangelets. no matter if we love it or now not, everything's going to come back to disagreeable halt on our planet at some point soon sooner or later. What we do not understand is what shape our extinction is probably going to take. during this available and pleasing ebook, acclaimed author Alok Jha explains the head-spinning apocalyptic technology at the back of 50 frightening doomsday eventualities.

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We live (and always have lived) in the shadow of possible annihilation and, ironically, that shadow gets ever darker and longer the more light we shed on to knowing about our universe. You can only know that the world could pop out of existence in a bout of vacuum decay if you know about quantum particles and the big bang. We are beginning to understand that what we conceive of as “time” might one day disappear from our universe, giving us no sense of movement or direction. And let us hope never to run into a clump of the deadly strangelet matter anywhere in the universe.

How long before we use so many drugs so willingly that we are no longer in control? Medicines now, medicines to come Psychoactive drugs have been used by human societies since prehistoric times. Archaeological evidence beneath houses in northwest Peru, dating back more than 10,000 years, shows that residents used to chew coca leaves. The alkaloids in the leaves are known to be stimulating, and can mitigate the effects of highaltitude, low-oxygen living. In the past century, and in particular the last few decades, our improved understanding of human physiology has brought an explosion of drugs (medicinal and illicit) that can help lift mood, improve alertness or just keep you awake for days on end.

It is important to understand that unblocking of Dead Hand assumes the scenario of a situation that is extremely threatening to the political and military leadership of the state. ” Why was it built? It is a horrifying idea that something like Perimeter might have existed, ready to wreak further havoc even when its country had been brought to destruction. But it became operational at a time when the Soviets seemed convinced that the US would attack first. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan started talking publicly about his Strategic Defense Initiative (later nicknamed Star Wars), a system of lasers and explosives that would protect the US from nuclear attack.

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