Saturday, January 20, 2007

The End Is Nigh (Just 5 Mins Away!!)

Yup, it's official! We're 5 minutes from the end of the World according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists . I'm travelling around in the universe (did you see me on the otherside of the Virgo Stellar Stream Yog?), but hearing the news that the clock to doomdsday was reset, I had to turn back.

Sponsored by no less than 18 nobel laureates, the board is convinced that we are at the brink of a second nuclear age. The clock peaked at 2 minutes to midnight in 1953 when the USA tested its first thermonuclear device and again at 3 minutes to midnight in 1984 at the height of the cold war: Regarding the recent resetting of the clock the board was straightforward: "The United States and Russia remain ready to stage a nuclear attack within minutes, North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and many in the international community worry that Iran plans to acquire the Bomb."

Only this time, climate change is helping along too.

Time to panic? Yes, and it's probably overdue. But then I'll be on the far side of the universe to watch the spectacle. I'll miss Earth though, especially the giant baobab trees of the Limpopo province (and a few friends). Good luck! The end is nigh!


Blogger Audrey said...

Was that you Dio??? I was taking a tray of Molotoffee cocktails to a bunch of rowdy Raelians on Tribble7, and I had to keep all three of my wits about me because these new rollerskates take a little getting used to. I overshot their table by a couple of time frames and had to find an asymptotal subway pronto because you know how tetchy those Raelians can get when they don’t get their order yesterday. I saw a distant someone waving, but didn’t have time to engage recognition sensors, and a waitress should never take lifts from strangers. If only I’d known it was you! I like that new cab of yours, with the orbital froot loop flanges. Very restaurant-at-the-end-of-the-universe, tres cool man!

When are you leaving for the far side, BTW? Is 30 seconds to midnight (about 2020 I should think, with many known and unknown thresholds being reached and positive feedbacks coming into spectacular play) shaving it a bit close do you think? Don’t forget I need a lift hey. I’ll sit on the roof rack, I’ll serve snacks, I won’t be any trouble at all I promise. PLEEEASE DON’T LEAVE ME HERE. Where’s the rendezvous?




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