The End of the World?

I've been noticing that lately that seem to be lots of things going wrong with the world. Every day there are bombings and killings. People seem not to value human life any more than they would insects (not that we shouldn't value insects, they form pretty much 90% of all animal species and over 20% of all the biomass in the animal kingdom!) Car bombs, mines, suicide bombings...is it just me or does it seem to be increasing? Along with this, corruption seems to be on the rise. Coupled with rudeness and uncaring attitudes, it kinda makes me not be with all these people. Sure there are nice people around but they're such a minority that they seem to be a rounding error in the population count.

Add to this all the natural disasters going around. The Earth seems to be rebelling against us. Floods everywhere, incessant rains, earthquakes, hurricanes, rising temperatures. Power cuts seem to be more frequent. All this technology that we have and are (fatally?) dependant on will be worthless once we run out of power generating options. Train crashes, plane crashes, mishaps on the freeways, human errors, material failure, shoddy manufacturing, pollution, unacceptable quality assurance. Where is it all leadin?

Though I'm not sure if its actually the time for the Apocalypse or if its just better connectivity and coverage. News channels are on 24 hours a day. They cover everything all the time. So is it just that everything gets air time now? Because of the 'Global Village' phenomenon, we know exactly whats happening in Bangalore, India as well as we do Bangor, Maine? Or are all these problems really increasing? Are we heading for Armageddon earlier than we planned? I think its the latter. And I'm not even a pessimist!

I just watched 'The Day After Tomorrow' the day before yesterday (irony? :D) And it seemed like a very appropriate warning. We may be running out of time faster than we can imagine.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right.
Going by statistics, India is one of the countries worst affected by disasters in South Asia. Droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods and other sundry calamities have, from time to time, rained havoc on innocent lives. But, how much of an alarm do these calamities raise? Or are we now inured to such tragedies?

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Venkster said...

Ok this I liked...I mean overused topic but seriously, its a fresh outlook from someone away from all this. Especially "they're such a minority that they seem to be a rounding error in the population count"...and the irony...
Nice to see you worry (about "not you" I mean) :)...

P.S. You spelled "dependent" incorrectly :D...

No Good @ Coding said...

No, actually. 'Dependant' is the UK spelling of 'dependent'. Just because you're in the US...