Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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Obsese Earth causes moon to crash
by savid on Mon 9th Aug 2010 13:52 UTC
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The earth's population seems to be getting more obese, and there are more of us each day. Even with all of the trash we're launching into space, the earth must be gaining weight. This will tip the delicate gravitional balance with the moon's orbit and the moon will crash into the earth. Save the earth, save humanity, don't 'supersize' that meal.

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siride Member since:

You do realize that all the weight gained by people is just being redistributed from material already in the Earth, right?

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Kroc Member since:

The problem isn't so much weight as where it's being placed. Our cities are becoming so big and heavy (hundreds of millions of tons all concentrated into a few miles) that they are pushing down on the tectonic plates and causing earthquakes. Mexico city is quite literally sinking under its own weight.

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lordepox Member since:

While the scenario is good for a SyFy channel movie, anything we use on the earth stays on the earth in some form or another, mass is lost through matter to energy conversion (like burning fossil fuels), but new matter is gained every day as micro meteors rain down onto the earth. However, if the earth did suffer say, an apocalyptic asteroid impact that increases the Earth's mass substantially, then maybe it could work.

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