8 Responses to “Apocalypse Scale”

  1. Quick, hide it from Cormac McCarthy.

  2. Apocalypse X is new favourite band name.

  3. Yeah, I like how the class X event is the opening to the plot of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  4. I’m not sure Vogons qualify as post-Singularity…

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  6. Computronium? Everything seemed plausible until I get to that point. Am I to believe that aliens are going to use Earth as a motherboard?

  7. Pretty much yes. Except the aliens would be the more technologically radical of our descendants. They’d use the ‘dumb’ matter of the Earth to produce more computationally active material. Probably to have virtual sex parties in.

  8. I prefer Anders Sandberg’s scale at the end of his Warning Signs for Tomorrow post.