This is kind of a spinoff of the 2012 thread. Taking nukes out of the equation, I'm guessing our species has 2000 years left on earth, putting nukes into the equation, I'd say about 500 years. Our intelligence will be our undoing. So what do you guys say? How long will we last, and what will kill us off?
Lately nukes are becoming a even more distant threat with new regulations toning them down. In a way, nukes still continue to be a peace keeping tool, we can't use them, because if we do our enemies will, and if we do a massive invasion of our enemies they'll nuke us as a last resort.
If the dinosaurs can go for hundreds of millions of years why would we only go for a couple 10,000?
If we continue to tamper with mother nature and spit in her face, her wrath will soon shake us off like a bad habit. Homosapiens are just piddly apemen compared to the sheer magnitude and potential destructive power of Earth.
I wouldn't give humans more than 1000 years. Either we all kill each other or something like a big meteor or solar flare will kill us all.
Warforger;4964952If the dinosaurs can go for hundreds of millions of years why would we only go for a couple 10,000?
There were many different species of Dinosaur though; there is only one species of Human. ;) I think we'll go on for a few more centuries or so yet. In regards to our ultimate death, I think it depends on whether we can get off this rock. The minute we invent space travel, everything will change. Until then, we're pretty limited as to what we can do, and how long we'll live for. One day, our Sun is going to die on us. If we're still around then, and haven't figured out how to get out of this solar system, we're doomed. I expect though, with our technological advancement, we'll be long gone by then. The question is, whether we'll get to the stage that we'd work out space travel. I doubt we'll be killed off by nukes. If anything, it'll be a chemical / biological weapon that someone accidently releases, or it'll be something similar to Terminator, where you'll have robots take over the world, fed up of us treating them like shit..
I'd say we have until a solar system-destroying event occurs. I think we'll get off Earth before something like a massive asteroid hits, but I don't think we are going to spread any farther than other colonies in our system. So once something like the sun expanding or a powerful gamma ray burst hitting occurs we'll probably be boned.
Afterburner;4965052I'd say we have until a solar system-destroying event occurs. I think we'll get off Earth before something like a massive asteroid hits, but I don't think we are going to spread any farther than other colonies in our system. So once something like the sun expanding or a powerful gamma ray burst hitting occurs we'll probably be boned.
I think, if we found the power / had the tools to get off Earth, we'd first be able to blow an asteroid apart, or divert its course somehow. In addition to that, with enough technology, wouldn't we (in theory) be able to protect ourselves against powerful gamma rays?
i think we will last longer then a couple of thousand years. the human race has survived many things. we have cured incredibly fatal diseases and we are still advancing at quite a rapid pace. we have traveled into space and landed on another rock floating out in space. i say give us a few more hundred years and we will have mars colonized by an atmosphere we have created.
I think if we get out of our solar system, we may very well exist for thousands of years in some form or another. The further away from each other we are, the less likely to kill each other we are.
I don't think we'll last forever, like it's portrayed on Doctor Who. Bloody stupid...
Nukes-(unless we get it under control) Not long.
God- Not long.
Meteor - maybe 500 to 5000 years
Else we should make it over 5,000 + years