It is only going to get worse for the people still living on the Earth; however there is one source of hope in ‘Blade Runner’. To move “Off World” is the solution that society has decided on. This is a flawed system, yet it is their only answer. Despite the bleak world that is presented in ‘Blade Runner’ there is still the hope that you can move to a new world, and start afresh. Unfortunately, the humans are unlikely to learn from their mistakes, and their virus-like lifestyle will lead them to abuse and destroy their new worlds as well.
It seems that every year someone comes out with a wild conspiracy theory regarding Earth's final days. After a while, one might learn to tune these whack jobs out but this time, it might be for real. Conspiracy theorists say that Planet X is going to set off an apocalyptic scenario this year. Furthermore, the elite like Donald Trump and Bill Gates know about it. Stock up on canned food everyone.
Where disease doesn’t destroy humanity, humanity manages to do so with our own weapons anyways. In Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, humanity has blown itself up in yet another war, World War Terminus, which rages on for so long and so effectively destroys the world, “no one today remembered why the war had come about or who, if anyone, had won. The dust which had contaminated most of the planet’s surface had originated in no country, and no one, even the wartime enemy, had planned on it. First, strangely, the owls had died.” The nuclear dust begins to kill off entire species of animals, particularly those susceptible to it, such as insects, birds, and amphibians, driving them to extinction. As everyone realized the consequences of the war, humanity started to develop a new-found empathy, both for the remaining animals on Earth and their fellow humans, all in the form of Mercerism, a theology based around reaching out to each other through the use of the empathy box, which is “is the most personal possession you have!
Humanity, we as a whole are all aware and cautious about obvious illnesses and viruses that spread and how to avoid catching it with the right hygiene, flu shots, health care, etc, but how do we know we won't face a deadly pandemic like the one's humanity has faced throughout history and the 1918 pandemic. These viruses move around and adapt to any living thing it can find off of. Virus pandemics have left a huge amount of people dead and ill fro symptoms they faced from a small virus that started and spread in military camps in the US. Back then no one had acquired and immunity and care compared to our medicine and flu shots against almost every known virus that can be caught. We as a society are so careless when it comes to these things,
Nowadays there are many speculations out there as to how the world will end. An asteroid hitting the Earth is the most logical of them all. With so many asteroids shooting past the Earth on a daily basis one is bound to hit us and will end the world as you knew it. This is the type of disaster that would be hard for society to prepare for. With asteroids shooting through space one will ultimately end the world as we knew it. You would think that with all of the technology everywhere that there would be a way for someone to stop an asteroid from ending all existence. When an asteroid comes our way there will be no way to stop it, and it will ultimately end the world as you know it.
If science fiction stories are written as a warning, then there are multiple warnings provided by Ray Bradbury’s stories that readers can find, learn from and even prevent. After having read "There will come soft rains" readers are reminded to not allow themselves to be fooled into thinking that our technology will mourn our passing, because it will not, it won't even notice we are gone. “The water pelted windowpanes, running down the charred west side where the house had been burned
“The rodents spread the plague from China to Europe and it hit Britain in 1348.”(Bates, Claire) So if the world is so populated more people will be homeless, and the disease could spread easier wiping out millions. The black death was also spread by people getting bites from infected rats, the disease travels through the body into the lungs, and when the person coughs or sneezes, the disease is transmitted into the air and can infect people who breath in that same air. So if the world becomes too over populated and there aren’t enough houses people will be living on the streets where disease could spread easier and faster just like the black death. “Indirect contact infections spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs, sending infectious droplets into the air.”(DIRECT…) So if everyone if coughing and sneezing then anyone who breathes in that contaminated air could get the disease. “Last year, it called dengue the “most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease” in the world—faster than West Nile virus or malaria.”(The deadly…) If this disease was to break out when the world is overpopulated a disease could take out almost half the entire human race.There are hundreds of diseases that can be spread by animals, some examples are all types of Influenza, Bubonic Plague, zoonotic diseases, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and Polio. One disease is the Zika virus, it is spread by mosquito bites who bite women and when if the infected women gets pregnant the Zika virus transfers the virus to the child, once the child is born the child could be born with a fatal brain defect. When the world becomes more populated more people could get bit with more mosquitos and get the Zika virus and a whole new generation of kids could be born with a brain
Why are so many people fascinated by end-of-the-world prophecies? Why do so many people believe in them? This is because people are curious- they want to know when the world will end. They want to be prepared for the end of this world. Everybody has this instinct of wanting to know what will happen in the future. The future is unpredictable and nobody wants to travel towards this unpredictable, thus unstable future. We want to travel to a future that it already predicted.
The world will most likely be destroyed by people. Living in a world full of hate and resentment towards other human beings can and probably destroy all of us in the end. But just talking about it isn’t going to do anything for anyone. It’s not going to change until people make an effort to change it. Why sit back and watch the world fall apart if you could stand up and do something about it and try to help yourself and others. Fire and Ice is a great example of the way people
In the first proposition, Omran argues that the mortality is the primary factor in population dynamics. The second proposition states that a long-term shift occurs in mortality and disease patterns by which pandemics of infectious diseases are gradually shifted from degenerative and man-made diseases: making these diseases the main causes of death (Mckeown, 2009). Originally, Omran wrote the second proposition which included three transitions called, “The Age of Pestilence and Famine” (mortality rates are high with average life expectancy being low), “The Age of Receding Pandemics” (epidemics occur less often causing mortality rates to decline), and the “Age of Degenerative and Man-Made Diseases” (NCDs replace infectious diseases and life
The plague that happened in the seventeenth century later demonstrated the work of panopticism. Everything was chaotic in the beginning until things started being regulated. Quarantine was needed for the best of the community and to be able to take control of the situation. Since things were extremely chaotic, people’s freedom were taken away for the sake of others. Of course they didn’t want the virus to spread so they had to keep everyone on track and observe them. This then displayed disciplinary mechanisms. When Foucault talked about the plague, he tried to emphasize on what it took to restore order back to the community. He tried to emphasize on what it took to regain
How will the world end? It has been asked by many different civilizations over the eons and has almost as many possible endings. Since mankind first started to record history there have been tales of creation and the end of the world. According to John Black in The Story of Ragnarok and the Armageddon, “it (the end days) is the ‘Judgment Day’ described in the Book of Revelations; in Judaism, it is the Achart hayamin; in Aztec mythology, it is the Legend of the Five Suns; and in Hindu mythology, it is the Story of Avatars and the Man on the House”. (Black)
The man, a little being compared to the Universe, often feels threatened by wars, comets, natural phenomena and all those dates that contain repeating numbers that seem to bring the end of the world, but truly the end comes? To this day, many predictions about the end of the world have emerged, but none has come true, that is why it has always existed and will probably continue to exist that doubt about what will happen to the world in the future. The end has been predicted by scientists, ancient civilizations, different religions, and many others. For example, Nostradamus was one of the most famous scientists that wrote many prophecies and events about the future, his predictions are known worldwide and have impacted societies; as him, there are other scientists such as Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Noone. Moreover, the Mayans, an ancient civilization, known as one of the most advanced civilizations in the field of mathematics, astronomy, physics and arts; they are also known for predicting that the world would end of December 21, 2012. Perhaps, this was one of the most famous prophecies in recent times. Also, different religions such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses has predicted many times the end of the world. The impact of this topic is very well known, many people have been influenced greatly. Even Hollywood have been carried away by those predictions and theories, creating movies such as "The day after tomorrow" or "2012", where they show what would happen.