Apocalypse From Now On

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At Spiked, Michael Fitzpatrick has an interesting reading of the SARs situation:

Fears about an explosive epidemic of a lethal infectious disease compound existing anxieties about bioterrorism, nuclear war, or some environmental disaster, to create a peculiarly modern kind of apocalypse. The end is believed to be nigh, but this is a protracted condition rather than a terminal event, a state which looms but never happens.

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  1. Is it just me, or does this sound an awful, spooky lot like Art Bell’s “Quickening”?

    Maybe we should all move out to the NV desert? (pretty country, at least, if a little dry)

  2. As a transhuman, I believe those are just small prices to pay to precipitate the Singularity…

    (tongue firmly in cheek)

  3. It’s ok if the world ends, because I just read in Scientific American that there are several layers of infinite universes in which an infinite number of copies and near copies of us exist.

  4. Well…if it’s in Scientific American, it must be true. After all, Scientific American says global warming is fact.

  5. After all, they’re only scientists.

  6. “but this is a protracted condition rather than a terminal event, a state which looms but never happens.”

    Sounds like bad sex.

  7. Lefty, you’re so adorable when you buy into pseudioscientific bullshit.

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