This delightful little book trailer for Annalee Newitz’s Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction makes doomsday seem so damned cute. Read more>
Here is what the post-apocalyptic world may look like.
What Would We Do If The Internet Crashed?
There’s no Plan B for what to do if the entire Net goes down. We should totally get on that.
In a recent TED talk, Danny Hillis, who just so happens to be the third person ever to register a domain name on the Internet and was around during its formative early days, pointed out something that may surprise you: If the Internet was taken out by a virus, an accident, or a deliberate, concentrated attack, we have no “plan B.” And because so many surprising services and systems rely on the Net today, much of what makes our society work could simply cease functioning…
What would you do?
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A new report asking experts what disasters they’re afraid of has enough in it to make you hide under the bed. Bad news for optimists: The experts think global catastrophe is more likely than ever.