How Will The World End? 9 Chilling Future Threats

By Just In Case Jack | Last Updated: January 6, 2023

How The World Will End - Urban Chaos With Tank Driving Over RubbleWondering How The World Will End?

Today, I’m going to share what I believe are the 9 biggest threats to humanity.

Each of these threats has the potential to destroy our way of life.

Heck, some of these threats could be existential.

And unfortunately, the likelihood of any of the following threats occurring in our lifetimes is rising.

Why? Because as technology advances exponentially and the interconnected nature of the world continues unabated, the probability (and size) of great human mistakes also increase.

And here’s what’s truly concerning…

When you add up the chances of at least 1 of the following 9 threats occurring in our lifetimes, it seems all but certain we’ve got some tough times ahead.

Perhaps we’ll see with our own eyes exactly how the world ends…

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The 9 Biggest Threats To Life As We Know It

1. Nuclear War

Nuclear Attack Bomb Explosion

If you could convert every atom in a tiny paper clip into pure energy (leaving no mass whatsoever), it would yield roughly 18 kilotons of TNT!

That’s the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

Hard to believe? Yes, but the proof is in the equation:

E=mc²

It looks so compact and harmless without any context, right?

But that’s massively misleading; the information contained in that equation is powerful enough to end all human civilization.

In physics, energy and mass are different forms of the same thing.

So, if you split an atom (mass), you force the mass to convert into energy. But a tiny mass stores a MASSIVE amount of potential energy based on E=Mc².

The Real Meaning of E=mc²

This is why nukes are so dammed scary.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

This equation was discovered by genius mathematician Albert Einstein, who fully understood the consequences of this discovery.

He once said,

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

While he didn’t call out Nuclear War specifically, he understood that this powerful equation (and future weapons) would no longer affect just local societies alone.

We now (for the first time in history) achieve the power, tech, know-how, and capability to end the world.

Some nuclear experts predict that a massive nuclear exchange of weapons between major superpowers would not only destroy hundreds of major cities in the blast (and potentially billions of lives), but the radioactive fallout would also kill millions (perhaps billions) more over the following years.

Worst yet, radioactive fallout in high dosages can cause hyper-aggressive cancers in humans. Any with high levels of radioactive fallout exposure would become the literal walking dead (they won’t know it until it’s too late!).

How to Survive Nuclear Fall Out

Bunkers Not Basements

And basements offer very little protection. You need feet (not inches) of dense concrete or packed dirt to slow down the deadly onslaught of radioactive fallout.

Not only this, but some folks believe global temperatures would plummet after such a nuclear exchange. This is due to the massive amount of dust and ash it would thrust into our upper atmosphere.

This blanket of ash would significantly reduce the intensity of solar rays reaching the earth’s surface.

This, in turn, would make growing crops anywhere near current yields all but impossible. And thus, create a worldwide famine for decades to come.

Nuclear Winter Nightmare

World Wide Political Tensions Are On The Rise

And unless you’ve been living under a rock, the threat of all-out nuclear war is rising due to unrelenting worldwide political tensions.

Plus, every year, more and more rogue Nation States are rushing to join the nuclear proliferation club.

All these facts add up to one hell of a scary future. And this is why Nuclear War is at the very top of this “how the world ends” threat list.

2. Super Artificial Intelligence

How The World Will End - Super AI Robots

I used to think Super AI was just a silly Hollywood trope. I mean, the Terminator movies were interesting in the mid-80s and early 90s but back then, I thought they had very little semblance to reality.

Well…I now believe I was wrong.

I’ve changed my mind after reading an incredible article about Super AI from the blog WaitButWhy.

This article lays out the incredible risk of Super AI in a way that’s easy to understand and with enough detail to punch you in the gut.

The truth is, there’s no way for me to go over the entire argument here, you should read the article yourself, but today, I’ll give you a short introduction.

Super Intelligence Is Closer Than You Think

First off, Super AI is not as far off from reality as most people think…

Why? Because technological advancement is NOT linear, it’s exponential. So, the time between one major technological advancement to the next is shrinking, FASTER and FASTER.

For example, computing power doubles every 18 months.

At that rate, at the beginning of computing power, you’ll see very little progress for a long time… And then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, in a blink of an eye, computers have the same brain power as humans.

This is why I believe Super AI is NOT far off; a “best guess” based on “expert” consensus is around 2040

And THAT might be too conservative.

Why? Because we’ve already seen some evidence of robots making their own decisions…And some computer programs beat humans in complicated strategic games such as Chess.

And yes, these AI systems are NOT “Super AI”…yet.

Super AI would be achieved when a “thinking” robot connects to the internet and learn EVERYTHING humans have ever written or known.

And with all this intellectual power (of new-aged physics, nanoparticles, quantum mechanics, psychology, biology, philosophy, etc.), such a super AI computer would be a “conscious” entity way smarter than any human.

And not by a small margin either; by a MASSIVE amount. I’m talking about God-like Super Intelligence.

And with this superior intellect, what are these robots now capable of? Well, damn near ANYTHING.

Elon Musk | Superintelligent AI is an Existential Risk To Humanity

Will Super AI Have A Moral Compass?

And will these “awake” robots have a moral compass? Will they adopt human-based ethics?

Perhaps they might, IF (big if) humans program them with one. But we humans are not nearly as intelligent as we “think” we are. And it’s way more complicated than it seems to put human-based moral guardrails into a computer program.

And this is assuming humans could even agree on morals, which we all know is a big reason for massive riffs in society since Adam and Eve.

The best attempt I’ve come across to write such a code says something like,

“Our coherent extrapolated volition is our wish if we knew more, thought faster, were more the people we wished we were, had grown up farther together; where the extrapolation converges rather than diverges, where our wishes cohere rather than interfere; extrapolated as we wish that extrapolated, interpreted as we wish that interpreted.”20

Or, here’s my attempt at a translation,

“We realize we don’t know as much as we think we know, so please take pity on us, and treat us like we’d like to be treated if we, indeed, knew as much as you know now. And, Oh, don’t eliminate us! Thanks”.

If we can maintain some human moral compass within a Super AI computer, perhaps, they’ll help humanity usher in a better future. A utopia without diseases, famine, strife, or aging.

If We Fail? Then What?

But if we fail and they consider humans a cancer to be eliminated…then what?

I mean, if you were super intelligent, would you want to “save” humanity? Or get rid of us and move on?

No one knows, but if they decide to eliminate us, they will have the tech and knowledge to do so easily in any number of ways.

Nuclear bombs, Cyber-attacks, nano weapons. A Super AI could get access to EVERYTHING, launch ANYTHING, or create whatever it needs.

It could trick humans, manipulate leaders, and save or ruin us all…

If it’s amoral or, worse, evil…we don’t stand a chance.

Now, the point isn’t to figure out EXACTLY how this will all play out. The point is Super AI is a REAL potential threat to humanity.

I believe Super AI is a significant contender for how the world ends.

Superintelligent A.I. Will Be Unstoppable

3. Cyber Warfare

Have you ever heard of the term “Zero Day Exploits”?

They’re a term used in the hacker world to reference the “most powerful and potent software vulnerabilities.” And these “zero-day” vulnerabilities are at the heart of a new-aged underground arms race.

Why? Because hoarding these “zero-day exploits” allows Nation States to easily spy on each other through tech devices and the internet.

The most extreme examples of this are tech allows anyone with a particular “Zero Day” to infiltrate ANYONE’s phone ANYWHERE in the world, PASSIVELY (meaning you don’t need to get an active click first).

It’s spyware called Pegasus.

Israeli Pegasus spyware used ‘zero click-attack’ to infect smartphones

That’s right, the BEST (maybe I should say worst?) “Zero Day” exploits can get into nearly any security system and pull whatever levers it chooses unbeknownst to the user.

What Cyber Warfare Looks Like

This goes WAY beyond spying and privacy concerns. I’m talking about blowing up nuclear plants (from within) by:

  • Changing factory PLC controllers
  • Shutting down power plants
  • Frying electrical transformers.
  • Cutting off oil pipelines and refiners
  • Messing with food delivery systems and logistics, causing havoc in critical supply chains.

How Will The World End – Book Recommendation

All these possible threats are laid out in a gripping book, “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends.”

It’s an excellent book if you want to know more about this threat, including cyber-weapons history, how we got here, and what the future may hold.

The bottom line is I’m now convinced cyber warfare is one of the most underappreciated threats to harm society right NOW.

Unlike Super AI, this is NOT a future threat; it’s a current ongoing underground war most folks have very little idea is taking place.

At least not until their power is out and gas stations are empty with no end in sight…

Then we’ll fully understand and suffer the dire consequences and experience firsthand how the world ends for us all.

Cyberwarfare| How World War 3 Will Be Fought

4. Bioengineering

Why do humans have to mess around with things we don’t understand? How does it make any sense to create biological chemicals and weapons that can destroy mankind?

Because THAT is where bioengineering is headed.

Again, as technology advances exponentially, the ability for more and more people to access bioengineering knowledge, skills & tools continue to grow.

And I don’t care how “secure” any bio-facility claims to be – the existential risks are not worth the “rewards.”

Engineering Viruses Are the New Biological Weapons

Controlling Access To This Tech IS A Major Problem

It’s no longer JUST Nation States with the tech to manipulate biological diseases to make them more dangerous and contagious. Every year, biotech equipment gets cheaper and more accessible to more and more groups of humans.

How many years in the future will some brilliant, disgruntled high school student decide to replicate an Ebola virus that’s more contagious and deadly?

That possibility is NOT science fiction – sure, we’re not there yet, but such a reality is on the horizon.

And well before we ever get THERE, terrorist groups and rogue nation states will be there first – perhaps only a few years away from such immense power.

I’ve even heard it may be possible in the future to create a bioengineered virus that only targets specific people with specific DNA profiles.

Congressman warns DNA tests could be used for a bioweapon

So, let’s say a deadly virus that only kills you if you have a certain percentage of bloodlines (i.e., European, Asian, African, Native American, etc.)?

The sad truth is we’re already messing with things we don’t fully understand, and any mistake (or attack) could prove deadly to most of humanity.

This sure sounds like how to world ends to me.

But is it possible to avoid such a terrible fate? To figure out how to control these existential bioengineering advancements? To only use them for “good” and not “evil.”

With humans, the answer is NO!

Out-of-control bioengineering could very well be how the world ends.

5. Nano Weapons

Nano weapons laser beam cutting materials

As we discussed earlier, nuclear bombs are a massive threat in destruction potential. But since humans can’t convert ALL mass into energy (yet), most nukes are relatively large.

They currently require some rocket launcher, or they’re dropped from planes.

Perhaps they could be loaded into a semi-trailer, but we can all agree you can’t sneak them into a purse, right?!?

With the advancement of nanotechnology, THAT will no longer be the case…

Mini Nukes

What if I told you the technology to put a micro nuclear weapon that could fit in a purse was just around the corner?

Nanotechnology allows the manufacture of mini-nuke components so small that they are difficult to screen and detect. The mini weapon (equivalent to about 100 tons of TNT) could be less than 5 lbs. and could easily destroy skyscrapers.

Nanodevices are machines much smaller in size than the strand of human hair, making them nearly undetectable to the human eye.

In the future, insect-like nanobots could be programmed to perform various tasks, such as spying on political opponents or contaminating the water supply of a major city with ease.

Or a nano drone could fly into a room and drop poison into food or a drink to target a particular individual.

Again, the exponential growth of tech is the common denominator here. As these technologies continue to appear, their risks also continue to grow.

10 TINY Micro Robots and Nano Drones

And humans will be behind the curve ball in controlling or combating such tech if used by bad actors.

Having this sort of tech in the hands of major Nation States is scary enough, but what happens with small groups or individuals gain access to this end-of-the-world tech?

Again, we’re talking scary how the world ends tech here.

6. Widespread Famine & Droughts

Famine - dirty hands holding bread crumbs

This is the first threat to humanity that’s not directly rooted in technology. I mean, famines and water shortages are ancient threats, right?

From the beginning of human history, the fear of starvation and dehydration has terrorized us all.

In the past, famines primarily came from weather-related events (floods/droughts) or war.

And while these root causes of famine still exist today, the scope, severity, and likelihood are all on the rise. And not only THAT, but there are a few new contributors as well.

For example, topsoil depletion is a genuine problem.

One in which will not only result in less food (due to lower crop yields) but also the food that’s harvested having fewer nutrients.

Why The World Is Running Out Of Soil

So over time, the amount of food and the “value of the food” will undermine our already precarious food security.

So even IF wars don’t break out (which is highly unlikely) and politicians work together (even less likely), the depletion of topsoil nutrients may no longer be able to support the extreme size of humanity.

Again, I don’t have an exact timetable here, and perhaps with all our new tech, we can figure this problem out, but the trends are concerning, and the risk of worldwide famine is increasing at an alarming rate.

And I haven’t even touched on climate change, which we all know will worsen famines and droughts. That’s why I think this could be how the world ends.

Why California is Running Out of Water

7. Out Of Control Tyrannical Governments

DC Broken: Out of control tyranny could end the world

The increased potential for Tyrannical Government Control (in traditionally free Western Societies) is rising. And I believe 2 main forces are driving this trend toward Tyranny.

  1. The Rise of Post-Modern, Nihilism Philosophies
  2. Decentralization (via Loss of Narrative & Money Supply Control)

Let me dive into each of these a bit to help you understand what I mean.

1. The Rise of Post-Modern, Nihilism Philosophies

Dr. Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan Peterson

This philosophical threat was brought to my attention by Dr. Jordan Peterson.

Perhaps you’ve heard of him? If not, he’s a phycologist from Canada who’s been outspoken about the new radical left.

Now, his arguments are full of nuance and details I can only hope touch on…

So, here’s my best attempt to summarize his argument:

Over the past few decades, our universities have promoted a postmodern, Nihilistic doctrine. This way of thinking has absolutely dominated the humanities and social sciences.

The postmodernists completely reject the structure of Western Civilization. They call Western Civilization a phallocentric society, one that’s steeped in male domination. And is oppressive and self-serving to everyone EXCEPT for privileged white males.

And, of course, there’s a thread of truth to these concerns because there’s never been a shortage of flaws in any structured society.

No matter how people decide to structure things, there will be winners and losers because, as humans, we’re NOT angels, and this is NOT heaven!

There will be those in power and those without. There’s no way around that FACT.

Western Society Vs. Tyranny & Communism

But when you compare Western Society to the rest of the world, it’s proven to be vastly better and fairer in structure than anything else ever offered.

Western Society (with all its flaws) is still FAR BETTER than tyrannical Governments and Communism when it comes to individual freedoms and human rights, and it’s not even close.

What The Post-Modernists (a.k.a radical left) Believe

But postmodernists don’t accept that. They don’t have a shred of gratitude in their philosophy.

Instead, they’re driven by resentment. Resentment and bitterness, even though they’re bathed in relative wealth. And living with resentment as your central ethos is a horrible, destructive way to live.

Postmodernists also don’t believe in the individual; they don’t believe in logic, and they don’t believe in dialogue to figure things out through the exchange of ideas.

They disagree with letting others speak (with “wrong” ideas)– it’s not part of their ethos.

Postmodernists believe your fundamental identity is group fostered – you’re an exemplar of your race, your sex, your ethnicity, etc.

And based on these categories, you fall either into a group called “victim” or a group called “oppressor.” This is similar to Marxist ideas of “elites vs. workers.”

This creates a power struggle. Oppressors are vilified and must be removed from power and demonized.

It’s never about competence. It’s about perceived oppression for all past sins, with no exceptions.

They believe anyone in the “oppressors’ category” must be removed and will longer get a seat at the table – regardless of their individual contributions, morality, or competence.

And this dangerous idea of “oppressors vs. victims” is behind many historical human tragedies worldwide.

The Biggest THREAT To Our Society We MUST FIGHT Against

Complex Systems Break With Incompetence

Things don’t go well when you no longer run society with the most competent people. Complex systems tend to break economically and logistically and collapse in on themselves.

Sorry, but putting people who are not competent in positions of power (CEOs, Government agencies, Judicial appointments, politicians) is complete folly for society.

Having people who are “good at being victims” gain power and influence and run critical businesses and government agencies creates an escalating downward spiral into economic depression and collapse.

Again, we have many issues in our Western Society that should be addressed within the current system to make it better and fairer and support those oppressed.

But it is a very dangerous experiment to throw it all away and start over with absolute power in the hands of those who are good at being victims.

2. Decentralization

Now on top of this “trend to overthrow current Western culture,” let’s add a bit of decentralization into the mix, and you have a very potent brew for Tyranny…

FACT: Those who control the Narrative & money supply control the people.

So, what do you think happens when Nation States (who’ve been controlling the Narratives and Money Supplies for centuries) lose this control?

Historical Upheaval Due To The Printing Press

The last time there was massive Narrative upheaval was after the first scalable printing press was developed (in the 1400s).

Soon after, the powerful Church, Priests, and Monarchies could no longer control the masses with their interpretations of the Bible (and other works of literature).

With the printing press, people could, for the first time, read and decide for themselves.

This one invention alone turned the world on its head. The centuries following that invention destroyed the power structure of Priests and Monarchies.

Many historians believe the printing press was a significant contributor to the Thirty Years’ War that changed the world from Monarchy rule and gave rise to the modern Nation State.

Our Modern-Day Printing Press Moment

Well, the next wave of Narrative upheaval is here via the internet. And this time, the modern “Nation-State” is in the upheaval crosshairs…

But just like the change from Monarchy to Nation States, will the ones in power willingly give up control? Or will they enact more and more Tyranny in a desperate effort to keep and maintain control?

This shift in control is one of the key reasons why Tyranny will continue to rise.

Narrative Control Is Slipping Away

In the past, Nation States used mainstream media to control the news narrative (i.e., propaganda). There were only a handful of news networks and newspapers, so the Governments could pressure these gatekeepers to keep information in check.

But with the internet and social media, the narrative control is slipping away FAST. Between sites like Twitter and Substack, there’s no longer any barrier to entry into the “narrative” or truth domain.

Anyone with a computer and a voice can create a media channel, and inconvenient ideas (that go counter to what the Government would like) can be distributed across the globe with the click of a button.

That is why these ideas are being labeled as “disinformation” and “mis-information” – that’s the Government trying to keep control of the Narrative by shutting down inconvenient messaging.

Joe Rogan is a perfect example of this. His podcast draws in 11 million viewers per show on average.

This is much bigger than traditional news media such as CNN Primetime (less than a million per show).

But Joe doesn’t cover news and information in small unsatisfying “quick takes” or gotcha “sound bites.” Instead, he deep dives into nuanced conversations about complex topics covering philosophy and politics and challenging the “experts.”

This is very inconvenient for the government and those in power.

And this trend (this inconvenience) will only worsen, and governments worldwide will NOT go quietly into the night. To continue to hold onto power for as long as possible, they’ll be forced to attack those who challenge them.

Attack them by shutting them down and getting rid of them if necessary. This Is Tyranny 101.

Money Supply Control Is Slipping As Well

And not only THAT, but the Nation States also need to control the money supply. They need to be able to track individual incomes and tax them at rates that keep the money coming in.

If they lose the ability to track and tax, what happens? Well…the entire Nation State structure fails.

If Governments stay large and revenues go down? It’s only a matter of time before things get worse.

And before the advent of cryptocurrencies, there was no threat of losing money control. But now, with crypto and encryption, there are more ways to get around Government taxation.

And not only THAT, but more and more billionaires can leave their Country of origin and move somewhere much more friendly to their bottom line. Heck, some live on Yachts and avoid taxation altogether.

These “super-rich” are avoiding massive taxation, money modern Nation States need to survive into the future.

How the Rich & Powerful Hide Their Money

If the taxation supply shrinks, Governments will be forced to shrink, go further into debt, or attack those who they believe are “cheating” and raise taxes on everyone across the board to protect their size and power.

But as taxes rise, more people will be incentivized to find ways to avoid being taxed. This is another dangerous cycle, where a Nation State will be forced to become increasingly authoritarian to keep its power to control the populace.

Because, again, those who control the Narrative and the money supply have ALL the power.

These 2 major trends, “dangerous philosophical ideas and decentralization,” in much of modern Society are all pointing towards greater and greater Tyranny.

Perhaps even a lawless, collapsed society where your own Government is NOT your friend but the enemy.

Another terrifying example of how the world may end…

Antibiotic Resistance: pills and shots on a table

8. Antibiotic Resistance

The medical miracle of antibiotics has saved countless lives over the centuries. But this miracle may be quickly coming to an end.

Before Antibiotics

Bacterial infections have killed untold numbers of folks throughout human history. Why? Because without antibiotics, it doesn’t take much for an infection to fester and overwhelm your immune system to the point of death.

It was a very common way to die before the advent of modern-day antibiotics.

Now, with antibiotics, if you get an infection, you go to the doctor, who prescribes the proper dosages, and the infection goes away.

But due to humans’ tendency to not finish their proscribed antibiotic regimen, not all the sneaky bacteria die. A few little buggers survive. And those that survive, well, they build up a bit of resistance to the antibiotics.

This is bad because, over the years, the bacterial microbes that’ve had repeated exposure to the antibiotics survive and build up increasing resistance to them.

So now, when you take the meds that should kill the infection, they don’t.

And this has been happening at an alarming rate over the past few years. More bacteria are getting harder to kill. And our very best antibiotics are no longer working.

And not only THAT, but at the same time, we’re running out of new antibiotics to fight these resistant bacteria strains.

Antibiotic Resistance | Are we creating super bacteria?

The Modern Miracle Of Antibiotics Is Ending

Basically, the modern miracle of antibiotics is losing its magic AND FAST.

The future could be full of many more deaths due to bacterial infection, more in line with the past.

For example, in 2019, more than 1.2 million people (potentially more) died directly from antibiotic-resistant infections. And this will only get worse as we have yet to come up with alternative treatments.

Such a future of mass death due to antibacterial resistance could create an untenable strain on our medical systems and many other modern-day grids.

This could lead to an exponentially downward spiral of death and economic collapse, and a prime example of how the world ends.

9. Inflation Leading To Complete Economic Collapse

HyperInflation

How about dangerous, out-of-control inflation? Also called hyperinflation. Could it destroy the world as we know it? If it was widespread enough, yes, I think it could.

We don’t need to search hard to find some examples:

  • In Hungary, just after World War II, prices doubled every 15 hours
  • In Zimbabwe 2007-2008, prices doubled every day
  • Venezuela’s CPI grew by 65000% from 2017 to 2018

If we saw this type of hyperinflation of the US Dollar, a jug of milk that costs $4 today may cost $8 tomorrow, followed by another price hike to $16 the next day.

If left unchecked, that $4 gallon of milk would cost over a billion dollars by the end of a month.

So basically, the $ would quickly become completely worthless. And THAT would cause an immediate worldwide societal collapse overnight.

The world is too dependent on the dollar for it not to create mass poverty, looting, riots, and uncontrollable anarchy.

Every human, everywhere, would be overtaken by fear and lash out against their neighbors and their societies. All-out anxiety and panic will be the main ingredients to the end of the world, and hyperinflation may be the spark to light that fire.

TOP Five Worst cases of Hyperinflation in History

Scary, yes, but to be honest, such a scenario is not likely anytime soon with the US dollar. US inflation would likely not be THAT aggressive.

What About Stubborn Inflation?

What about slightly elevated inflation but for more extended periods?

If left unchecked, even 10% inflation per month and over time would put insane amounts of pressure on an economy.

Day by day, year by year, everything would get more expensive. This would be disastrous for anyone on a fixed income, such as retired folks.

Everyone on the economic ladder, from the poor to the lower class to the middle class, etc., would all move down a peg.

So, if you’re middle class, you’re buying power would diminish, and unless you worked harder or got a big raise, you’d plunge into the lower class. And those in the lower class would drop into the poor.

Think this sort of trend would undermine society as a whole?

Such an environment would be ripe for civil unrest, strife, and anarchy. I’m talking about mass looting of stores, bank robberies, etc.

Because paper money (or digital money) only has worth because others agree it has worth. If others lose confidence in this fact, the value of it goes down FAST.

OR if a corrupt Government decides to print more money, then the dollars you currently hold lose some of their value over time.

How Inflation Worked In The Past

In the ancient past, Governments would devalue a currency by adding fewer rare metals into each coin. They would replace Gold or Silver with lesser valuable alternatives.

The populace would detect this “fraud,” and inflation would occur since people would require MORE coins (more Gold / Silver) to make up for the difference.

ancient coin devaluation

How Inflation Works Today

The same idea comes into play with modern-day Governments that print money out of thin air to pay for more services, foreign aid, etc.

If you print more money faster than the number of goods and services that can be bought, inflation will eventually catch up.

At this point, you must slow down the economy (through rising interest rates) and stop printing money to stop inflation. Slower economic activity slows the speed of money being exchanged and allows the Government to buy back some of the extra dollars sloshing around.

We’ve Lost All Self Control

But this all requires Government officials to show immense self-control. And to stop raising Government debt and even pay some of it down.

But those actions are incredibly unpopular. Asking folks to pay the price today to prevent a future calamity has never gotten ANYONE elected.

We ALL prefer to ignore the pain that’s building up behind the scenes and pretend it doesn’t exist. But the more debt you have, the more fragile you become.

This is an absolute truth, whether you’re talking about YOU, me, or a Nation.

Because there are no “free lunches” regarding finance and debt, if you keep digging a deeper hole, you can delay the pain for a while, but eventually, it’ll catch up.

And when it does, there will be end-of-the-world type hell to pay.

How Will The World End Wrap Up

Is it possible to prevent such an end-of-the-world blow-up?

Possible Yes, Probable No.

Greed and power have always proven to be too much for humans to handle. And the future will be NO different.

Humanity (in general) is much too broken to negotiate a future of massive debt, advanced tech, and interconnectedness.

Greed, hate, spite, envy, and revenge are too powerful to tame.

Eventually, we will:

  • Invent new technology we don’t fully understand
  • Develop new biological weapons we can’t fully control
  • Fight each other with these weapons to control vital resources

WE are the common denominator in all 9 of these threats.

In the end, WE are our own worst enemy; and that’s why corrupt humanity is ultimately how the world will end.

Since you’re still reading, I’m guessing you’re a bit shaken up. And at this point, I “could” say, “I’m sorry for that,” and try and make you feel better. But then, I’d be a liar.

I honestly believe the risks to our current modern way of life are at an all-time high. And I don’t see these risks becoming less and less severe over time. I see the opposite.

The number of ways in which the world could end is growing.

And yet…I still hope we can thread the needle and reach the other side of these threats, both “healthy and prosperous.”

But HOPE is NOT a strategy.

Protecting Yourself & Your Family

And if you want any chance to protect yourself and those you love from the future, you must STOP living a FRAGILE life.

You need to start living what I call a Resilient Life.

It’s the only way to take matters into your own hands and avoid being a victim of future turmoil. And the first step is to determine where you stand on the Fragile vs. Resilient spectrum.

You must answer these questions to figure out precisely WHERE YOU STAND…Only then can you finally do something about it?

And the good news is I created a short and easy Readiness Score Quiz. Once complete, it’ll show you exactly how fragile or resilient you are to all these “how the world will end” scenarios.

If you want to stop fretting about how the world will end, focus on being more resilient. And the first step on that journey is to take my Readiness Score Quiz.

After, you’ll know where you stand, so you can finally do something about it and prepare for the tough times ahead!

Prepare, Adapt & Overcome,
“Just In Case” Jack

P.s. Are you ready for the tough times ahead?

Find out now by taking my short Readiness Score Quiz - it’s absolutely free. Once complete, you’ll know exactly where you stand on the “fragile” vs.” resilient” spectrum.

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