An interesting represention of what the world will look like if humans went extinct in the near future. Unfortunatly the visual tour is not postable on this page; however, it is just at the bottom of the hyperlink provided. The World Without Us - Alan Weisman Its interesting how quickly nature reclaims human territory in the illustrations
Well then, let's abort every single baby, and euthanize every single human being! Of course, we must ensure that every single internal combustion engine, hydroelectric dam, nuclear reactor, and any other man-made source of power is destroyed in an ecologically-responsible manner first. It'll be just like in the original Rainbow Six; a pristine world free of humanity and his destruction of the Earth!!!
.....huh? You jumped over the point and just skipped rope down jackass lane here.
Emperor Norton I;3873352.....huh? You jumped over the point and just skipped rope down jackass lane.
Did I now? Let's see: 1) You posted a site that created a hypothetical scenario of mankind's extinction, and the resultant reclamation of the planet by nature. 2) I in a purely hyperbolic, satirical manner made a reply, as to how to bring this about.
So who's the jackass? Honestly, ease up man and learn to tolerate satire from a differing viewpoint, or you'll blow a gasket. What ever happened to the mantra of "Free expression of ideas"? Well that's fine as long it is the correct idea , as certain people have shown with their actions.
I didn't call you a Jackass, I called the lane a Jackass; there's a town festival every august and low housing cost. Its a very nice place. From your post, I assumed you thought the point of the book was that humans should be extinct; while in reality, the book only uses extinction as a vehical to show how nature should actually be in contrast to how humanity has treated it and to show natures resiliance and ability to recover over a period of many centuries if allowed to recover. Anyway, I didn't make this thread for discussing the book, I made it for discussing the illustrations.
Indeed nature is resilient, and there is still so much not known about it. I never intended to imply that you in particular (or the author) was advocating the wiping out of humanity, but I have encountered such people on my very college campus. Whenever I see this kind of topic, I always feel the desire to make some crazy proposal such as the one above. I'm just a sarcastic type I suppose. No hard feelings.
Pfft, we kicked the crap outta mother Earth. Ain't no way she's gonna win.
This guy was on the Daily Show just an hour ago talking about this book. Fairly interesting, he said computers will last a long if not indefinate time. Long Live us nerds.
Play nice, stay on target and enjoy :D
I think the illustrations are very good.
Reminds me of scenes I ahve seen in Scifi movies such as Logans Run
Daily Show with the author of this book is on right now!!! Tune in! Tune in! Tune in!