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10468334 No.10468334 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Aside from a massive environmental disaster or acts of God (supervolcano, meteor, solar flare), how would worldwide civilization collapse in a relatively short period of say 5 years? Looking back at history and the fall of empires, usually things happen gradually due to societal decay, invasions etc, but we haven't had a massive worldwide collapse yet. Countries nowadays have food and energy reserves too.

Are viruses and global nuclear war the only plausible way our civilization ends? We've seen economic collapses happen on national scales like Venezuela, but could that happen on a global scale?

>> No.10468426

>>10468334
deadly virus comes to mind

>> No.10468443

>>10468334
Not possible. Will never happen.

>> No.10468444

>>10468334
Nukes and viruses wouldn’t work.

>> No.10468889

>>10468334
After you've removed all that shit, the only thing left is nukes. Not on missiles, but in backpacks, trucks, and small shit like that for suicide bombers.

>> No.10468905

>>10468334
Small black hole gradually eats the earth

>> No.10468987

>>10468905
>small black hole
>small
no

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10469070

>>10468334
Superintelligent AI

>> No.10469072

>>10468987
?

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