Some American nutter making it to president and nuking the world by accident whilst trying to order something off Amazon.
Excellent call. Look how dependent we are on the Internet, that will only get worse as time goes on. When we have machines running the planet we will be in trouble.A failure of IT systems or power infrastructure which is needed for said IT systems.
Massive solar flare?I do wonder if there will ever be an incident that would incapacitate all I.T systems and the consequence of this.
in the chaos of the ensuing civil war, Scotland invades just as Sunderland are winning. Northern britain unites and go back to our old hobbie of killing scotsmen at nevilles cross
In the early 90s I was working at Durham City Council, and one bloke was organising an anniversary event to commorate the battle of Nevilles Cross, and I was typing up a list of businesses around Durham he wanted to ask to see if they wanted to sponsor the event. I challenged him about one business on list...
me: ”Are you sure you want to ask them to sponsor?”
Him: “Yeah, yeah, cannot see any issue with it, it will be fine...”
Me: “Really? You don’t see a problem with contacting a company called Scottish Widows...”
Him: (puzzled) “I don’t understand what you getting at?”
Me: “They called Scottish Widows.... (blank stare)... You want to ask a company called Scottish Widows to sponsor a battle where the Scottish army were decimated, and thereby creating a load of Scottish widows!!!”
Him: “Still don’t see what the harm is in asking...just add them to list and we will get the letters out.”
Pretty much tells you it won't succeed, all or nothing in the extinction game, hardest game in the worldDefinitely a virus, the others could decimate but a virus could wipe out pretty much the whole of mankind
This all day long. An accidental nuclear war will obliterate the world we know by taking out the IT and we’ll go back to Medieval times. People will not be able to cope. Law and order will break down and smaller tribes of whoever is left will form with ruthless warlords as tribe leaders.You'd probably be able to do anything you wanted without consequence, total anarchy.