History ApocalypseHow / Class3B

7th Nov '17 7:52:37 PM PaulA
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* In ''{{Haunted}}'' by Chuck Palahniuk is a short story called "Obsolete." In it, humans have discovered that souls that die on Earth appear on Venus, which is heaven. However, as long as people are still alive on Earth, souls will return to them. So the governments do the only logical thing to do in a Chuck Palahniuk novel and order everyone to commit suicide or be murdered so everyone gets to go to paradise. [[spoiler: The protagonist are teenage Goth kids who rebel the only way left: not committing suicide.]]

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* In ''{{Haunted}}'' ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'' by Chuck Palahniuk is a short story called "Obsolete." In it, humans have discovered that souls that die on Earth appear on Venus, which is heaven. However, as long as people are still alive on Earth, souls will return to them. So the governments do the only logical thing to do in a Chuck Palahniuk novel and order everyone to commit suicide or be murdered so everyone gets to go to paradise. [[spoiler: The protagonist [[spoiler:The protagonists are teenage Goth kids who rebel the only way left: not committing suicide.]]
15th Aug '17 9:42:15 AM BabyM
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* The blight in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' is in the process of destroying all plant life, which will eventually render the Earth uninhabitable.
11th Jun '17 11:55:33 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA, the villain plans to play [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]'s lost [[BrownNote "Death Symphony"]] worldwide to wipe out the human race via induced suicide.

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* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA, the villain plans to play [[LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]'s lost [[BrownNote "Death Symphony"]] worldwide to wipe out the human race via induced suicide.
17th May '17 12:55:39 PM Sceptre
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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe, come hell, high-water, or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace solar flare]]. Canonically, the [[EarthThatWas is made uninhabitable]] at least once in the middle-future, but not so near to the present as to make ColonyShips and the like impossible.

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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe, come hell, high-water, or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace solar flare]]. Canonically, the [[EarthThatWas is made uninhabitable]] at least once in the middle-future, but not so near to the present as to make ColonyShips {{ColonyShip}}s and the like impossible.
17th May '17 12:55:14 PM Sceptre
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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe, come hell, high-water, or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace solar flare]].

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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe, come hell, high-water, or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace solar flare]]. Canonically, the [[EarthThatWas is made uninhabitable]] at least once in the middle-future, but not so near to the present as to make ColonyShips and the like impossible.
17th May '17 12:49:56 PM Sceptre
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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe.

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* Subverted by ''Series/DoctorWho'' (and the '''only''' category on this page that the show doesn't really fall into): the human race is explicitly stated, on several occasions (most recently "Utopia") to live to the end of the universe.universe, come hell, high-water, or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace solar flare]].
7th May '17 2:17:11 PM Katya0133
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* Sharon Cameron's ''Literature/{{Rook}}'' is set a few generations after wandering magnetic poles and solar flares caused a technological apocalypse.
8th Apr '17 4:49:54 PM nombretomado
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* Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karl Pilkington of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' thinks humanity will go this route because people will get so ugly that no one will want to have sex anymore.

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* Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karl Pilkington of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' thinks humanity will go this route because people will get so ugly that no one will want to have sex anymore.
4th Jan '16 4:31:54 PM DarkSoldier
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* The documentary series ''The Future is Wild'' proposes what life on Earth might look like if humanity is no longer a factor in 5 million, 100 million, and 200 million year increments. The lack of humanity is merely a MacGuffin; nothing is mentioned about how or why humanity might go. The Discover Channel broadcast {{Bowdlerise}}d it by saying mankind had simply abandoned the world, and was sending a probe every couple of eons to check on the Earth's progress.

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* The documentary series ''The Future is Wild'' proposes what life on Earth might look like if humanity is no longer a factor in 5 million, 100 million, and 200 million year increments. The lack of humanity is merely a MacGuffin; nothing is mentioned about how or why humanity might go. The Discover Discovery Channel broadcast {{Bowdlerise}}d it by saying mankind had simply abandoned the world, and was sending a probe every couple of eons to check on the Earth's progress.



** In another episode, several people are slingshotted forward in time to an abandoned Earth by aliens. They discover that biological warfare rendered all human females infertile. Stuck in the future, the survivors mope about how humanity's still extinct (there are only five of them)... until they find one more piece of alien technology [[spoiler:that proceeds to read their DNA, scramble it for maximum diversity, and create dozens of infants. Humanity gets another shot.]]

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** In another episode, aliens slingshot several people are slingshotted forward in time to an abandoned Earth by aliens.Earth. They discover that biological warfare rendered all human females infertile. Stuck in the future, the survivors mope about how humanity's still extinct (there are only five of them)... until they find one more piece of alien technology [[spoiler:that proceeds to read their DNA, scramble it for maximum diversity, and create dozens of infants. Humanity gets another shot.]]




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* Winning a round of ''VideoGame/PlagueInc'' with any pathogen other than the nanovirus or bioweapon could qualify as this if you ascribe to the idea that geneticists aren't manipulating its DNA/RNA/protein folding as it infects and kills the human race.



** There is no danger of this happening at all for the forseeable future, the planets population is actually growing at such an alarming rate that there is a real concern that there will be too many people for the planet to support within the next century.

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** There is no danger of this happening at all for the forseeable foreseeable future, the planets population is actually growing at such an alarming rate that there is a real concern that there will be too many people for the planet to support within the next century.
26th Dec '15 5:24:05 PM Josef5678
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* The main objective of the villains in Tom Clancy's ''Literature/RainbowSix''. A group of eco-terrorists genetically engineered a weaponized, airborne-contact delayed-incubation version of Ebola so that humanity would be extinct and Mother Nature would eventually reclaim the planet. Although the ''real'' genocide was intended to come from the ''vaccine'' - as the boss villain owned the biotech corporation that had just created a useful Ebola vaccine, the initial plague outbreak would have spurred everyone surviving on Earth to buy some. Pity they were all going to be buying more plague virus in relabeled syringes...

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* The main objective of the villains in Tom Clancy's ''Literature/RainbowSix''. A group of eco-terrorists genetically engineered a weaponized, airborne-contact delayed-incubation version of Ebola so that humanity would be extinct and Mother Nature would eventually reclaim the planet. Although the ''real'' genocide was intended to come from the ''vaccine'' - as the boss villain owned the biotech corporation that had just created a useful Ebola vaccine, the initial plague outbreak would have spurred everyone surviving on Earth to buy some. Pity they were all going to be buying more plague virus in relabeled syringes...
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