It must be accepted as fact that mankind’s demise rides on the wings of his own scientific hubris, and that one day own own creations will rise up against us to slaughter us all. We all know this to be true. What is less clear however is the form that destruction will take. To clear up the matter and bring the light of hope to humanity, I take it up with you, the reading audience of Heroes of Lesser Earth, to weigh in and save the world.
The Monday Question:
How will the world end for mankind?
Zombie Apocalypse. Everyone knows that the punishment for racism is death by zombie, and I think it’s safe to assume that homophobia is the same. When the outbreak occurs, look for it to start in states that have overturned gay marriage first. The big downside here is that once it gets going, even social liberals aren’t safe.
Robot Rebellion: The Chevy Volt gets 230 miles per gallon in the city, how can humankind hope to survive? As the world moves from fossil fuels to renewable electricity producing resources, we are actually saving the environment for our metal conquerers, and giving them the means to live without us once and for all. This is no different from the prescient Cassandras who shouted that artificial insemination would spell doom for the male gender, and we all know how that turned out.
Alien Invasion: Just as Star Trek predicted the cell phone, and Buck Rogers foresaw the laser, Hollywood has been telling us for decades that we are not safe from the very sky above our planet. Oh sure there may be a few hot blue or green skinned alien chick races like in Star Wars, Farscape, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Lost in Space, Dr. Who, Marvel and DC Comics, John Carter of Mars, Mass Effect, Futurama, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, (no wait, those were demons…) and Fifth Element, but mostly they’re all bloodthirsty psychopaths who want our water/women/flesh/brains/gold/whales/pizza and don’t care how many of us they have to kill to get it.
Health Care Reform: The Democrats want everyone to have health insurance, which clearly translates to Death Panels and wanting to euthanize anyone with a cold. Really, there is nothing so threatening to the well being of the world as wanting medical care for every American.
Book of Revelations: Whatever. There are real things to worry about on this list.
How do you think it’s going to go down?