This Is (Probably) How the World Ends
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I’m fine. It’s fine. It’s fine. Stop asking.
Between the climate Apocalypse, tensions in the Middle East, the dissolution of decades old nuclear treaties, artificial intelligence, 3D printed weapons of mass destruction, immortal humans, CRISPR, and drone swarms, it feels like we’re closer to a science fiction apocalypse everyday.
These days it’s not a question of when the end of human civilization comes but how. Mike Pearl has spent years obsessing over The Day it Finally Happens. That’s the title of his new book, which studies the various methods by which humanity could achieve mass extinction.
Pearl is a journalist whose work has appeared in VICE, The Outline, The Awl, and the Hollywood Reporter.
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