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[The Verge] World’s 'doomsday' clock will stay at three minutes to midnight

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How about something cheerful tongue.gif

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/26/10830072/doomsday-clock-january-2016-bulletin-of-atomic-scientists
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Originally Posted by In its symbolic look at the likelihood of armageddon, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced today that they are keeping the worlds so-called Doomsday Clock at three minutes to "midnight" — a metaphor for the end of the world as we know it. The clock has been set at 11:57PM since January 2015, when it was moved down from five minutes to destruction. Its the closest the clock has been to midnight since the Cold War in the 1980s. 
     
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Wake me up at midnight. I'd hate to miss the show.
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That is news?
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Guess the Dharma Initiative isn't doing it's job tongue.gif
    
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That is news?

Sure, we could all use a break from arguing about aliens. smile.gif
     
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When it hits midnight I'll be outside watching for the flash.
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Didn't Stephen Hawking predict that this will be the last century for human beings? As in, we're going to blow ourselves up before the year 2100...
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Didn't Stephen Hawking predict that this will be the last century for human beings? As in, we're going to blow ourselves up before the year 2100...

I'm not sure I agree with that.
I find it highly likely that our population will drop to around 10% of less of its current value due to climate change (Man made or natural, I'm not a climatologist so I cannot comment) within the next 100 years as our current way of life is unbelievably fragile.
Humans however are a surprisingly resilient form of life and we can adapt to a wide variety of circumstances so unless we nuke ourselves I think this is unlikely to be our last century. Perhaps our last century with the way of life as we know it.

Man, the things that pop into my head when I'm finding excuses to take a break from university revision are mind boggling.
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Lets play "list the things you would do a day before doomsday"
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Lets play "list the things you would do a day before doomsday"

Probably sit and play FTL.
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