Saturday, January 28, 2017

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

It's Saturday, which means it's time to consider some worst case scenarios.
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What's The Worst That Could Happen? A Note From Today's Guest Editor
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It's Saturday, which means it's time to consider some worst case scenarios.
END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
OUT OF THIS WORLD
The Asteroid Hunters
popularmechanics.com
A civilization-destroying asteroid probably won't kill you or your grandkids, but there's a growing group in the scientific community that wants to make sure humanity doesn't meet the same fate as dinosaurs.
WE DON'T WANT TO GET BEYOND HYPOTHESES
The Different Ways The Universe Might End Are Fascinating And Horrifying
digg.com
The power of science has allowed humans to do everything from study distant galaxies to take high-res photos of Pluto. But one thing science has struggled with has been understanding the limits of our universe, and particularly how it will end (or not end).
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF HELLFIRE
The Rapture Index: One Man's 28-Year Quest To Forecast The Apocalypse
vocativ.com
Is the end nigh? Gauging apocalyptic omens in the news, Born-Again Christian Todd Strandberg is determined to find out with his "Dow Jones" of doomsday activity.
FROM THE DIGG STORE
The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Any Stage Of A Relationship
digg.com
Oof, Valentine's Day. Whether you're happily committed or just trying to avoid the "what are we?" convo, these are the best gifts for any stage of a relationship.
SOMEONE CALL TECH SUPPORT
WHEN TECH FAILS US
How Computers Are Setting Us Up For Disaster
theguardian.com
If an AI is driving our car, we might forget out how drive. As we turn over the wheel to machines in more spheres of life, our human skills could degrade with devastating consequences.
KISS YOUR NETFLIX GOODBYE
The US Without Net Neutrality: How An Internet Nightmare Unfolds
vocativ.com
It's six months into the great Comcast-Verizon War of 2018.
ATTACK READY
THE HACKER WILL SEE YOU NOW
It's Way Too Easy To Hack A Hospital
bloomberg.com
Firewalls and medical devices are extremely vulnerable, and everyone's pointing fingers
CLICK OR WE'LL SHOOT
Hacker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Future Is Cyberwar
vocativ.com
What war looks like when malware is the weapon.
SOME ANGRY TRUMP TWEETS, PROBABLY
What Would Happen In The Minutes And Hours After North Korea Nuked The United States?
vice.com
Not that they would (or could, right now), but it's good to game these things out.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY
What Would Happen If An Atomic Bomb Was Dropped Near You?
digg.com
Unsurprisingly, it would be really, really bad.
Hopefully the rest of your weekend plays out as the best case scenario.

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