KidBrains - When will DOOMSDAY Occur? Ways in which Our World could END.
Posted January 12th, 2018 by arnavpatnaik27
January 12th, 2018
Everything has a beginning. And an end.
Earth is no exception to this rule (unlucky, my fellow earthlings). So, it is obvious that Earth will ‘die’ one day. This does not mean that the planet has to be destroyed, but all life forms on it could die. This is the equivalent of DOOMSDAY. I have tried to make this post seem less dark than the title, but make yourself mentally prepared. Although these are all theories, you may become worried (you probably won’t, but… um, moving on). This KidBrains post will see some ways in which our wonderful planet could END; some of these may seem rather astonishing to you…
Way 1 - Methane Overload
And before I continue, no, it is not the methane you are thinking of. Underneath the seabeds of the entire planet are deposits of methane clathrate. Although there is a significantly smaller amount of methane in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it makes up for 7% of global warming today. Sometimes, the methane inside the seabeds could destabilise, and release HUGE amounts of this greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, resulting in a warming effect on the globe. This has happened before (that is worrying) but that was 252,000,000 years ago (less worrying now). During this release, 96% of marine life died in the whole planet. It was an aquatic-apocalyptic event.
Way 2 - Nano Machines
Sometimes, oil spills have occurred in our oceans, and threatened many forms of aquatic life. To clean up this deadly spill, scientists could create nano machines. These machines would be programmed to consume the oil in the seas. However, in the process of duplicating these tiny machines, an error could occur. Suddenly, these life-saving things would consume any carbon-based living being.
Now that is SCARY. Imagine being eaten alive by tiny things which can duplicate and which you can’t see.
Way 3 - ROBOT INVASION
I hope you haven’t read this title and immediately thought I was about to speak nonsense (KidBrains never speaks nonsense…) because the chance of a robot invasion is a possibility. AI or Artificial Intelligence is the next level of man-made ‘life’. In the future, it is possible that we, as humans, will be able to give AI a sense of JUDGEMENT, or hope, or feelings…
An AI robot could begin to consider itself superior to their creators. They could see their power button as a danger to their existence. They could figure out that we humans fight when we come across a danger or an obstacle. Taking all of these points into account, the robots could decide to take action first…
So the next time you use your TV remote, make sure you keep an eye on it.
Because you’ll never know when it will get too smart…
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