How long will humans last?

How long can we possibly survive? 300 years? 10,000 years? A 1,000,000 years?

The problem with civilization is that as technology increases, so does the capability and likelihood for self-destruction. Already we have the weapons to destroy the planet several times over. It only takes one gigantic mistake. Theoretically only a small group of individuals, if so dedicated, could do this also intentionally, either an ideological or even criminal group.

Whilst the future for humanity is anything but written, we will have to constantly fight against the tendency for self-destruction.

Which brings me on neatly to this little news piece.


A B-52 bomber flew across the US last week mistakenly loaded with up to six nuclear-armed missiles

Easy mistake to make.

"Hey, Chuck, where'd ya put those 6 nukes?"
"What 6 nukes?"
"The 6 nukes I left next to the B-52 being used for training flights?"
"Oh those nukes.... I umm, got them loaded on the B-52?"
"You what?! The B-52 that's flying across the whole of the US?"
"Err, yeah"
"Oh shit."

4 Responses to “How long will humans last?”

  1. # Blogger Pastorius

    Coulda happened to anyone, huh?  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Beware of Americans accidentally loading B-52 bombers with 6 nuclear war heads!

    Of course everyone blunders... It's just when America blunders it tends to be on an enormous scale!  

  3. # Blogger Pastorius

    One of my favorite scenes in the movie Team America was when the American Armed Forces went into Paris to get a small Jihadi cell, and we ended up destroying half the city.

    America, Fuck Yeah!

    We do know how to fuck up, don't we?

    Anyway, let me get this straight the, are those nukes kinda dangerous or something? We oughta be careful with them? Do I have that right?

    :)  

  4. # Blogger Pastorius

    One of my favorite scenes in the movie Team America was when the American Armed Forces went into Paris to get a small Jihadi cell, and we ended up destroying half the city.

    America, Fuck Yeah!

    We do know how to fuck up, don't we?

    Anyway, let me get this straight the, are those nukes kinda dangerous or something? We oughta be careful with them? Do I have that right?

    :)  

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