At one point in our lifetime, we all see some type of crazy homeless man waving a sign around that says the end is near! Now of course if you knew any better you would just simply ignore that crazy homeless guy and get on with the rest of your day, but I’m not like most people. When I see someone wave a sign around telling me the end is here and I am going to die very soon, I get nervous and I overthink the situation and begin to believe that this crazy old man is right and I may die a horrific death. So, another thought that comes to mind when I’m in that situation is how is the apocalypse going to happen? I don’t know about you, but when I think about apocalypse the first thing that comes to mind is Zombies! Of course, there are many other ways the apocalypse may happen.
In the MaddAddam trilogy, it happens with a virus created by Crake that wipes out what seems to be the entire the planet. Now, something like this can very well happen today but it is much more likely for it to happen at the hands of an evil person or corporation. The optimistic part of me says that this would never happen in today’s world we just aren’t that cruel, but there is a tiny voice inside of my head that is telling me that there is still a possibility that the government is indeed creating diseases for profit.
The most concerning way the world can end for me would have to be the man-made apocalypse. With the new president of the united states saying how much he loves nuclear weapons and with the budget changes made to the U.S. Military, the odds of nuclear war have risen quite a bit. Albert Einstein once said that if world war 3 happens, world war 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
There is also the possibility of a meteor hitting earth and completely wiping out all of life on earth. This event is completely out of our control and if it does happen there is absolutely nothing that we can do to stop it from happening. It would only take a meteor 6 miles wide to do the job! Now that being said, the earth gets hit by meteors all the time and we are still here! But the universe is a pretty big place filled with billions of meteors that can end our planet at any moment.
So what do you think? do you think there is a chance of the apocalypse happening in our lifetime? If so, how do you think it is going to happen?