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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Sulfate aerosols
by Zifre on Mon 9th Aug 2010 16:33 UTC
Zifre
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2009-10-04

I don't know if this is likely, but I think this would be an interesting apocalyptic scenario:

A rogue nation or corporation or really rich person or large volcano could release large amounts of sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere causing global cooling by many degrees leading to a mass extinction.

Some other possible things that could happen would be small pox being released into the wild again, nuclear war, etc.

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