It seems like I’m asking an absurd question, doesn’t it. Surely the title is nothing more than a way for me to attract attention, a sure hook for potential readers. You expect this article to start on an explanation about the dangers in the path ahead, and most likely focus on climate change or nuclear warfare. But you are fairly sure that by the end of the article, you will have realized that the title was merely an exaggeration.
It would be great if all of your expectations were correct, and that I really had thought up the title simply to attract readers. But unfortunately, the extinction of the human species is neither something ridiculous nor abstract. It is a very real possibility… continue reading →