The Sky is Falling
Quantum Vacuum Collapse and 16 Other
Ways the World Will End
DOOMSDAY 101
STRAIGHT OUTTA HOLLYWOOD
ICE AGE
WHAT




       WE’RE IN ONE RIGHT NOW
WHEN                 WILL IT HURT?
       ANY DAY NOW                   YES
HYDROXYL COLLAPSE
WHAT




       I’VE GOT A DOME CITY TO SELL YA
WHEN                  WILL IT HURT?
       ANY DAY NOW  ...
GREY GOO
WHAT




       SELF-REPLICATING NANOBOTS EAT EVERYTHING
WHEN                  WILL IT HURT?
       50–100 YEARS ...
PARTICLE EVENTS
WHAT




       MICROSCOPIC BLACK HOLES & STRANGELETS, OH MY
WHEN                   WILL IT HURT?
       A...
REPRODUCTIVE DECLINE
WHAT




       SORRY GUYS, THIS ONE’S OUR FAULT
WHEN                         WILL IT HURT?
       10...
RED GIANT SUN
WHAT




       IT’S GETTING HOT IN HURR
WHEN                     WILL IT HURT?
       5 BILLION YEARS      ...
COMETARY IMPACT
WHAT




       EVEN BRUCE WILLIS CAN’T SAVE US
WHEN                   WILL IT HURT?
       2029 OR LATER ...
IT’S RAINING MOON
WHAT




       LEAVE THOSE UMBRELLAS AT HOME
WHEN                   WILL IT HURT?
       2029 OR LATER ...
SUP GUYS




       STAR WARS
WHAT




       GLIESE 710 STOPS BY FOR A VISIT
WHEN                       WILL IT HURT?
   ...
ANDROMEDA GALAXY
WHAT




       THERE’S ALWAYS A BIGGER FISH
WHEN                       WILL IT HURT?
       4.5 BILLION ...
EATEN BY A BLACK HOLE
WHAT



       ONE THING'S FOR SURE, WE'RE ALL GONNA BE A LOT THINNER
WHEN                       WIL...
GAMMA RAY BURST
WHAT




       STELLAR EVOLUTION GOES ‘BOINK’
WHEN                 WILL IT HURT?
       ANY DAY NOW      ...
YOU ARE HERE

                     HERE IS BAD




       QUANTUM VACUUM COLLAPSE
WHAT




       YEAH THIS ONE NEEDS A DI...
QUANTUM MINE EXPLOSION
WHAT




       ALL WE NEED IS A TINY CANARY…
WHEN                        WILL IT HURT?
       30+ ...
THE BIG SLEEP
WHAT




       THE NAP AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE
WHEN                        WILL IT HURT?
       100 TRIL...
SYSTEM FAILURE
WHAT




       AND YOU THOUGHT *YOUR* IT GUY WAS BAD…
WHEN                  WILL IT HURT?
       ANY TIME ...
ETERNITY
WHAT




       ALL MATTER DECAYS
WHEN                    WILL IT HURT?
       1 GOOGOL YEARS                   NO
WHAT THEN?
LIFE AFTER PROTON DECAY   Jarin Udom — jarin@robotmo.de
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  • The Sky Is Falling: Quantum Vacuum Collapse and 16 Other Ways the World Will End

    1. 1. The Sky is Falling Quantum Vacuum Collapse and 16 Other Ways the World Will End
    2. 2. DOOMSDAY 101 STRAIGHT OUTTA HOLLYWOOD
    3. 3. ICE AGE WHAT WE’RE IN ONE RIGHT NOW WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW YES
    4. 4. HYDROXYL COLLAPSE WHAT I’VE GOT A DOME CITY TO SELL YA WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW YES
    5. 5. GREY GOO WHAT SELF-REPLICATING NANOBOTS EAT EVERYTHING WHEN WILL IT HURT? 50–100 YEARS YES
    6. 6. PARTICLE EVENTS WHAT MICROSCOPIC BLACK HOLES & STRANGELETS, OH MY WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW YES
    7. 7. REPRODUCTIVE DECLINE WHAT SORRY GUYS, THIS ONE’S OUR FAULT WHEN WILL IT HURT? 100 - 100,000 YEARS LIKE A KICK IN THE NUTS
    8. 8. RED GIANT SUN WHAT IT’S GETTING HOT IN HURR WHEN WILL IT HURT? 5 BILLION YEARS YES
    9. 9. COMETARY IMPACT WHAT EVEN BRUCE WILLIS CAN’T SAVE US WHEN WILL IT HURT? 2029 OR LATER YES
    10. 10. IT’S RAINING MOON WHAT LEAVE THOSE UMBRELLAS AT HOME WHEN WILL IT HURT? 2029 OR LATER YES
    11. 11. SUP GUYS STAR WARS WHAT GLIESE 710 STOPS BY FOR A VISIT WHEN WILL IT HURT? 1.4 MILLION YEARS YES
    12. 12. ANDROMEDA GALAXY WHAT THERE’S ALWAYS A BIGGER FISH WHEN WILL IT HURT? 4.5 BILLION YEARS PROBABLY
    13. 13. EATEN BY A BLACK HOLE WHAT ONE THING'S FOR SURE, WE'RE ALL GONNA BE A LOT THINNER WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW YES
    14. 14. GAMMA RAY BURST WHAT STELLAR EVOLUTION GOES ‘BOINK’ WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW YES
    15. 15. YOU ARE HERE HERE IS BAD QUANTUM VACUUM COLLAPSE WHAT YEAH THIS ONE NEEDS A DIAGRAM WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY DAY NOW NO
    16. 16. QUANTUM MINE EXPLOSION WHAT ALL WE NEED IS A TINY CANARY… WHEN WILL IT HURT? 30+ YEARS FROM NOW NO
    17. 17. THE BIG SLEEP WHAT THE NAP AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE WHEN WILL IT HURT? 100 TRILLION YEARS NO
    18. 18. SYSTEM FAILURE WHAT AND YOU THOUGHT *YOUR* IT GUY WAS BAD… WHEN WILL IT HURT? ANY TIME NOW NO
    19. 19. ETERNITY WHAT ALL MATTER DECAYS WHEN WILL IT HURT? 1 GOOGOL YEARS NO
    20. 20. WHAT THEN? LIFE AFTER PROTON DECAY Jarin Udom — jarin@robotmo.de

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