By M. W. Byrne

10 Doomsday Scenarios That Are Already Happening

Prognostication of the end of the world has been going on as long as there have been people to tell the tales.

Plagues

The concern over disease is a two-pronged beast. On one hand, the excessive prescription of antibiotics is creating bacterial strains that are stronger with every generation.

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Home-Cooked Diseases

The second prong of the plague problem comes in the form of knowledge being disseminated too widely. Many publications showed how the bird flu, or H5N1, could easily be turned into a fatal disease.

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Rise of Our Robot Overlords

Machines are already learning more about us than we even know about ourselves. They are trained to sniff out what we like, what we don’t like, learn our greatest fears, our deepest hopes, and all of our wants.

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Authoritarianism Comes Back In Vogue

Elected officials are ignoring the will of the people, presidents ignore disasters in favor of pardoning racists, and the “government” is little more than a shill for corporate masters.

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Climate Change

Deny it as much as you want, the science doesn’t lie. Extreme temperatures on both ends of the spectrum are causing ever more destructive storms.

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Ecological Extinction

The problem is, we annihilate species at an alarming rate, both through immoderate hunting practices and through industrialization. The deforestation of the rainforest alone has a species death toll that’s staggering.

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Supervolcano

This has already occurred a few times in history, and we’d be completely unprepared should the magma pressure under build up enough to explode.

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