Originally Posted by TheXand
That's a very pessimistic outlook. I think we're a bit beyond the whole total annihilation phase. And for what it's worth, even if all the nukes on Earth went off humanity would still survive through sheer force of numbers. It's awfully hard to kill over 6 billion of us, and throw in hardened nuclear bunkers and you'd still be left with a great deal of people. Granted most would end up as mutants, but who's to say that wouldn't be beneficial in the long run? With all the mutation going on we'd be bound to end up with advanced stages of evolution.
who said anything about nukes?
you've already hinted at the biggest danger we fact - there's 6 billion of us and counting, a totally unsustainable population, when it all comes crashing down it's going to be far more messy than any nuclear war, think massive famines and rampant disease. And before you tell me that GM will save us I think that creating green deserts is only likely to hasten our demise.
also since we sidestepped natural selection we have slowly been degrading at a genetic level so when the shit hits the fan we won't be fit enough to deal with it, whereas the rest of the natural world which has suffered under human domination for centuries is likely to bounce back with a vengence possibly creating a perfect storm that will seal our fate.
bye bye humainty and not one bomb needs to fall.
and that's not the only scenario, our soceties are really fragile and the more of us there are the more pressure they are under, all it would take is for the lights to go out for an extended period of time and we'd be at eachothers throats fighting like rats in a sack.