What do you think will begin the end?

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What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Djchina777 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:03 pm

In a world of constant turmoil something like a zombie apocalypse isn't the most improbable thing to happen to us but what do you think will cause it? Mad cow disease? Bath salts? biological weapons? it could be anything! i don't have a personal opinion but i'd like to hear your guys' opinions.

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Space armadillos.

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by RepoMan73 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:05 pm

It's going to be when the oil starts running out. Food costs will go up. People won't be able to afford to travel. Rationing will start.

Won't be pretty.
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Post by TheGunslinger » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Cthulu awakening. The deep ones rising.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by vawilderness » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Personally, I'm more worried about aliens demolishing the earth to make room for a hyper-space bypass.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by mantis » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:12 pm

The closing of the company that makes Twinkies....oh wait...uh oh.

In all seriousness. Nothing. I think the probability of a world ending disaster is miniscule at worst. That's not what I prep for. I prep for the 99.999999% of disaster scenarios that will result in the temprorary disruption of our normal lives, where we will face uncomfortable or even dangerous situations for a short period of time before order is restored. The reality is that it would take a disaster of such magnatude to bring about the end of the world that most would not survive the event anyway.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:13 pm

vawilderness wrote:Personally, I'm more worried about aliens demolishing the earth to make room for a hyper-space bypass.
Well the plans have been on file for years now! Your fault for not leaving.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by crypto » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:22 pm

RepoMan73 wrote:It's going to be when the oil starts running out. Food costs will go up. People won't be able to afford to travel.
I hate to break this to you but oil has been slowly running out for the last century and will take another century to finish doing so. Thats most of the reason why oil costs more now than it used to. We have to do all kinds of crazy shit to get oil now because all the easy stuff is gone.

As the price of oil continues to rise, the market will accept new technologies as the price points become viable. No one thought turning tar sands into oil or deepwater offshore drilling would be viable 30 years ago, but here we are now. It's a slow creeping over years and decades, not an overnight jump.
Rationing will start.
Won't be pretty.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Deenie7 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:40 pm

TheGunslinger wrote:Cthulu awakening. The deep ones rising.
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Post by AZMedic » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:47 pm

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by BattleVersion » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:57 pm

The end??? :?

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by TheMute » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:02 pm

It's a tough call between Space Armadillos and Cthulhu, neither would be very good.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by mantis » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:03 pm

Doc Torr wrote:"Those who live by the sword get shot by those who see them coming a hundred yards away."
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Regulator » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:07 pm

What makes you think it hasn't already started?

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Brain245 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:15 pm

In all seriousness. Nothing. I think the probability of a world ending disaster is miniscule at worst. That's not what I prep for. I prep for the 99.999999% of disaster scenarios that will result in the temprorary disruption of our normal lives, where we will face uncomfortable or even dangerous situations for a short period of time before order is restored. The reality is that it would take a disaster of such magnatude to bring about the end of the world that most would not survive the event anyway.
This mostly. I think the Fed reserve and US economy are in for a major turn around, but nothing we wont get through. I don't know that it will be an event as much as a change.

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by AnonEmous » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:30 pm

crypto wrote: As the price of oil continues to rise, the market will accept new technologies as the price points become viable. No one thought turning tar sands into oil or deepwater offshore drilling would be viable 30 years ago, but here we are now. It's a slow creeping over years and decades, not an overnight jump.
Yes, this.

That is not to say temporary shortages and price shocks will not and cannot happen, but this is an excellent explanation of market forces at work and why "peak oil" is not a realistic issue.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by RepoMan73 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:35 pm

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RepoMan73 wrote:It's going to be when the oil starts running out. Food costs will go up. People won't be able to afford to travel.
I hate to break this to you but oil has been slowly running out for the last century and will take another century to finish doing so. Thats most of the reason why oil costs more now than it used to. We have to do all kinds of crazy shit to get oil now because all the easy stuff is gone.

As the price of oil continues to rise, the market will accept new technologies as the price points become viable. No one thought turning tar sands into oil or deepwater offshore drilling would be viable 30 years ago, but here we are now. It's a slow creeping over years and decades, not an overnight jump.
Rationing will start.
Won't be pretty.
No sillier than space armadillos.

Of course oil is slowly running out. Its going to be a gradual thing but increasing fuel cost means increasing food costs. Remember the food riots in the Middle East a few years ago? Its going to be a gradual process. It may not be in the ten years but do you honestly think it will last forever? I'm sure the oil companies will dig deeper as prices make it profitable but if you think that will last, perhaps you should join the Denial Squad.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by mantis » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:38 pm

RepoMan73 wrote:Of course oil is slowly running out. Its going to be a gradual thing but increasing fuel cost means increasing food costs. Remember the food riots in the Middle East a few years ago? Its going to be a gradual process. It may not be in the ten years but do you honestly think it will last forever? I'm sure the oil companies will dig deeper as prices make it profitable but if you think that will last, perhaps you should join the Denial Squad.
To put it in proper perspective though.....Canada has the world's second largest known oil reserves after Saudi Arabia. With what might be under the northern tundra and the arctic ocean, we might even have more than everyone else combined. Same with natural gas. Even with today's proven reserves, we have enough for around 200 years at current production and most oil and gas sold in the United States is imported from Canada. We have more than enough time to develop alternatives.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by TravisM.1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:39 pm

I dunno. The economic problems we're trying to deal with right now are pretty much at the top of my list at the moment.
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Post by Vicarious_Lee » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:03 pm

TravisM.1 wrote:I dunno. The economic problems we're trying to deal with right now are pretty much at the top of my list at the moment.
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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Sins » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:29 pm

The end of the world will come when more people are worried about when the end of the world will come then those not worried about when the end of the world will come. Paranoia about when the end of the world will come will consume the thoughts of those worried about when the end of the world will come and cause them to start when the end of the world will come because of the high stress of worrying about when the end of the world will come. People not worried about when the end of the world will come, will likely die off quickly causing the people that do in fact worry about when the end of the world will come to be convinced that it is in fact when the end of the world will come.

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Re: What do you think will begin the end?

Post by Bahamut » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05 am

Knowing how life loves irony, I would say when I win the lottery. :vmad:

But in reality, I would say a conflict will occur that will bring about world war III. The survivors will have to live in a TEOTWAWKI. We humans have been doing a fantastic job of building and rebuilding civilizations throughout history, why stop now?
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