Experts have listed the events that could lead to the end of the world

(ORDO NEWS) — Experts said that the end of the world can occur both due to human activities and due to natural disasters. They made a list of events that could lead to the apocalypse.

One of the reasons that can lead to the destruction of all life on Earth is the development of nanotechnology. According to representatives of the Institute for the Future of Humanity, the probability of extinction of people by the beginning of the XXII century is 19%.

Nanotechnologies will be used in the transport sector, medicine, construction. At the same time, the development of such technologies can lead to the creation of weapons.

It is likely that insect robots will be created on the basis of nanotechnology to destroy people. Unlike other weapons, they are invisible and will be very difficult to counter.

Powerful volcanic eruptions can also lead to the end of the world. Scientists claim that the most massive extinction of living organisms on the planet occurred in the Permian-Triassic period.

Then 90% of the inhabitants of the seas, 7% of vertebrates and most insects disappeared. This was led to the eruption of volcanoes in the territory of modern Siberia, which heated the oceans and created a greenhouse effect.

When the dust settled, there was a large amount of carbon dioxide in the air, which led to even more heating of the air and an increase in the toxicity of the soil and air. Scientists note that humanity is approaching a similar scenario.

Artificial intelligence brings not only positive aspects. Expert Nick Bostrom warns that superintelligent computers could destroy the world, as happened in the Terminator movie. When programming, a person can make a mistake that will lead to the end of the world.

This is because science is working on self-improvement of computers, and as a result, computers can become much more powerful and smarter than one would expect.

Scientists are also considering the option of self-destruction of the system and subsequent explosion.

Do not forget about military conflicts that do not benefit humanity and other organisms on the planet. To date, the armament of nuclear warheads by the United States and Russia alone is estimated at more than 3,000 units.

Also, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea have weapons of this type. And these are only those states that are known. Other countries are also experimenting in the field of nuclear weapons.

The exact number of nuclear warheads is currently unknown, but 15,000 such weapons are capable of killing more than 1 billion people within the first hour of their use. The rest of the people will be destroyed by radiation sickness.

The danger to the Earth is a collision with a large asteroid. Scientists say that about 60 million years ago, such a collision led to the destruction of 75% of living beings.

Then the asteroid fell in the region of modern Mexico. The impact force was 500 billion times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.


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