In this follow up to our latest Patreon episode, Strange Matters continues the End of the World discussion with several events which could lead to an apocalyptic downfall for humanity. In this episode we talk about the dangers of Super Viruses, as well as the threat of an Artificial Intelligence Takeover. Both of these hazards have the potential to wipe out a large portion of humanity, if not drive mankind straight into extinction.
A “Super Virus” is any virus that is considered particularly powerful, deadly, and resistant to any type of treatment. In order for a virus to be deadly enough to pose a threat to human life on Earth, it would have to possess several key traits. Fortunately for us, any such deadly virus in the recent years has been contained and quarantined, but the risks is out there that a highly contagious and fatal Super Virus could show up at any time.
Artificial Intelligence is a term describing the intelligence that can be exhibited by a machine. The goal being worked on currently is to create an A.I. in which a robotic machine or program had the ability to learn and think, much in the same way that a human mind works. However, while many are excited about the prospect of man creating such superhuman intelligence in a machine, others are wary of the dangers. An Artificial Intelligence could turn hostile, thinking of humans as its competitor on Earth, causing it to eliminate mankind rather than working alongside it.
Tune in to this episode and hear all about these two deadly events which could lead to an Apocalyptic end to humanity!