Talk about the coming end of the world does not cease.
Despite the fact that people have already experienced many of the dates declared "the end of the world", the appearance of each new term is of great interest and numerous disputes.
In history, there were many periods when the mostActively talking about the end of the world. Most clearly, the expectation of the end was felt when the turning points in history took place: reforms, revolutions, wars, and so on. These sentiments could manifest themselves both within the framework of one country, and on a more global scale.
What makes people expect the end of the world
On assurances of scientists, the end of the world can notFear about another 5 billion years. However, with the advent of each new version of the apocalypse with a certain date, there are many people who believe that this and only this date is the only correct one. And every regular apocalypse that did not take place, leaves the question open.
The further, the stronger becomeApocalyptic moods. So, for example, the nearest time most likely period for a global catastrophe is named is 2020-2040. There are several possible reasons. There is a possibility that at this time technologies will be developed on which mankind may accidentally lose control. Perhaps, the matter does not end in mass destruction, but people can degrade or become dependent on an alien mind.
Probability of the end of the world in this time interval researchers of global risks consider for 50%.
Another reason is ecology. Previously, how polluted the environment, it was said only in the circles of individual enthusiasts, but today this refers to much more widely discussed issues. One can also mention an increased level of social tension. There is no confidence in the future and inter-religious intransigence, which often provokes wars, and, therefore, a more thorough approach to the development of weapons of the new generation.
When can you expect the end of the world
In the very theme of the end of the world there is no mysticism, but there isReal threats to humanity. Suppose, not particularly great risk of death from an asteroid. But nuclear catastrophe is quite possible. One possible scenario is based on the use of a large hydrogen bomb, in which the shell is made of cobalt-59. This bomb has the name "The ship of the day." While there is no evidence that this weapon has already been created for someone, it is theoretically possible.
Other possible causes of the end of the world are also called: global warming, the change of the Earth's magnetic poles, volcanic eruptions.
The main risks are considered to be development-relatedNanotechnology, artificial intelligence, biological weapons. Huge opportunities for biological technologies - they can be manipulated even in minilabs - as they say, "at home".
Among the possible dates of the end of the world are the following:
2021 - it is expected that the Earth's magnetic poles will change.
2036 - Asteroid Apophis can crash into the Earth.
2060 - Apocalypse, calculated by Isaac Newton.
2280 - this date was discovered in the Qur'an by one of his researchers.
3797 - Nostradamus indicated this date in one of his letters.