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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...
26th Dec '15 5:21:21 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...



* The main objective of the villains in Tom Clancy's ''VideoGame/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...
6th Nov '15 5:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RaveMaster'', [[spoiler: it's revealed that this happened to the world some time ago, and Lucia's ancestor used Star Memory to create a world where humanity never died out. Endless basically exists because this world shouldn't, and it's his job to destroy it. And the Raregrooves are {{Cosmic Plaything}}s as a punishment for saying ScrewDestiny.]]

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* In ''RaveMaster'', ''Manga/RaveMaster'', [[spoiler: it's revealed that this happened to the world some time ago, and Lucia's ancestor used Star Memory to create a world where humanity never died out. Endless basically exists because this world shouldn't, and it's his job to destroy it. And the Raregrooves are {{Cosmic Plaything}}s as a punishment for saying ScrewDestiny.]]
3rd Sep '15 7:52:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kate Wilhelm's WhereLateTheSweetBirdsSang shows the human race, as well as many/most animal species, dying off from a combination of disease, starvation, and infertility. A small group of humans and domesticated animals survive because of the development of cloning technology.

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* Kate Wilhelm's WhereLateTheSweetBirdsSang Literature/WhereLateTheSweetBirdsSang shows the human race, as well as many/most animal species, dying off from a combination of disease, starvation, and infertility. A small group of humans and domesticated animals survive because of the development of cloning technology.
18th Aug '15 6:21:03 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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*** This population growth plateau tends to happen naturally in post-industrial nations, which is one of the main reasons why population experts predict the earth's population will start to stabilize in the next 50 to 100 years, as birth and death rates start to match up.
4th May '15 5:56:42 AM Mmmace
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*** This population growth plateau tends to happen naturally in post-industrial nations, which is one of the main reasons why population experts predict the earth's population will start to stabilize in the next 50 to 100 years, as birth and death rates start to match up.
20th Apr '15 8:48:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of the second version of ''TheOuterLimits'' features an extinct humanity, but surviving androids create two new humans from preserved DNA as an AdamAndEvePlot to give us a second chance. Of course, "only one mating pair" equals YouFailBiologyForever, but still satisfying, as it subverted the series's MandatoryTwistEnding. In a different 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.]]
* The backstory of ''DeepwaterBlack'' is that the entire human population is wiped out by a deadly virus. The only thing they could do about it was to send out a ship to be piloted by clones and stocked with DNA of a large amount of people to leave Earth and apparently come back when the virus is all gone.

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episode of the second version of ''TheOuterLimits'' features an extinct humanity, "Resurrection", humanity is extinct, but surviving androids create two new humans from preserved DNA as an AdamAndEvePlot to give us a second chance. Of course, "only one mating pair" equals YouFailBiologyForever, ArtisticLicenseBiology, but still satisfying, as it subverted the series's MandatoryTwistEnding. MandatoryTwistEnding.
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In a different 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.]]
* The backstory of ''DeepwaterBlack'' ''Series/DeepwaterBlack'' is that the entire human population is wiped out by a deadly virus. The only thing they could do about it was to send out a ship to be piloted by clones and stocked with DNA of a large amount of people to leave Earth and apparently come back when the virus is all gone.
31st Mar '15 10:40:12 AM jamespolk
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* ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'' is about a virus that wipes out the human race. While humanity is not completely extinct--there are at least five survivors--it is for all practical purposes.

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* ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'' is about a virus that wipes out the human race. While humanity is not completely extinct--there are at least five survivors--it is for all practical purposes.
20th Mar '15 3:22:40 PM PomRania
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* In ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'', all of humanity has been killed off by a million+ year old virus released from the melting permafrost of Siberia, due to global climate change. You are an AI whose purpose is to complete the trials set before you, [spoiler:defy Elohim]], and become the start of the newest form of intelligent life to inhabit the earth.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'', all of humanity has been killed off by a million+ year old virus released from the melting permafrost of Siberia, due to global climate change. You are an AI whose purpose is to complete the trials set before you, [spoiler:defy [[spoiler:defy Elohim]], and become the start of the newest form of intelligent life to inhabit the earth.
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