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How Humans Will Survive in a Million Years


Science & Tech  (tags: new book, humans, survival, extinction, million years )

Giana
- 406 days ago - news.yahoo.com
If you've ever worried, or even wondered, about the ultimate fate of humanity itself, then here is the book for you: In Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Analee Newitz takes on the enormous topic of "how humans will survive a mass extinction."



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Frans Badenhorst (551)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:02 pm
very interesting post, as always my friend...thanks
 

Anne F. (17)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:08 am
seems as if we can adapt now (live simply, support contraception and care for all people) and remember what we've learned (save for a rainy day)
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:31 pm
thanks for sharing this!
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:31 pm
thanks for sharing this!
 

deb s. (148)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:52 pm
interesting read they probably won't be human at all cyborg or the like so advance we wouldn't imagine
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:06 pm
Thanks Giana!
 

Mike M. (53)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:09 pm
You have to get away from here to have a chance. The old tight group one grenade theory.
 

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:53 pm
Hm, seeing that we can´t guess what comes in 50 years (judging from what people thought our lives would be), this "prognosis" is quite a stretch..
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:43 pm
I would prefer to leave now.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:27 pm
Thought provoking article.
 

John S. (300)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:35 am
I knew legalizing marijuana was not a good idea.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 12:58 pm
I wonder if it is even desirable for humans to survive a million years.
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:25 pm
We won't be around 500 years much less 1 million. We will go extinct long before then. I hope cats evolve and take over because I like cats.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:07 pm
Noted.
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:39 pm
Darn I was hoping we;'d be gone by then.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:46 pm
The sooner the human race is extinct they better off the planet and the remaining animals will be.
 

Dot A. (133)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:55 pm
key concept for me:
"You write that "science fiction … may be among the most important survival tools we have," essentially because science fiction writers can help us envision what researchers might not be able to imagine. Ray Bradbury's conviction that humans would be on the moon in his lifetime supposedly resulted in him being treated like a crank. Today writers like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling are viewed almost like seers in some quarters. "
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not to mention the dispersion of matter~
http://www.alsnscort.org/ [vaporization]
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our evolution will encounter changes that we cannot imagine
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let the imagination lead the way
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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein, from brainyquote.com
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:26 pm
Having "survived" the 50's when we practiced nuclear attack drills in school (huddled against our lockers with our arms cradleing our heads should things fall on us if the radiation didn't kill us)...
I kind of doubt that humanity will ever venture far from pressing the red button that sends humans into vaporized neutrons. A million years is a long time for a species that mistrusts and hates each other enough to keep nukes on stand by.
The dinosaurs had a long time on the planet, far longer than we have had. They went via "acts of God/nature" without even having an insurance policy covering extinction. Knowing human nature...
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Friday July 19, 2013, 2:28 am
the question is how we live not how long.

Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:20 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:23 pm
Jajaja humans will not exist in 100 years I believe
 
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