Guys, we have enormous news.
Statistically, you’re probably not going to die in a vehicle gate-crash. In reality, as every human being, you merely have a onein 9,395 risk of expiring in onethis year. And as The Atlantic points out, that translates to a roughly one in 120 likelihood throughout your entire life.
So what then, is more likely to kill you than road accidents? Oh, only a mass extinction contest, that’s all.
A mass extinction event can come in many forms, say, climate change or “accidental nuclear war.” Not sure how that even labor, but OK.
You may be thinking, “There is no way in hell climate change ramps up that swiftly, ” or “There is no way in hell Kim Jong Un actually has nuclear bombs.” But sorry to break it to you, my friends: Like I said before, you’re merely on the wrong side of statistical history.
The Atlantic further reports, “The Global Challenges Foundation estimates a 9.5 percent luck of human extinction within the next hundred years.” And even this multitude may be on the low-toned culminate because the foundation only accounts for happenings that will sweep away 10 percent of the total population.
Sebastian Farquhar, the manager of the Global Priorities Project, told The Atlantic,
We don’t expect any of the events that we describe to happen in any 10 -year period. They mightbut, on match, they are likely won’t. But there’s lots of occasions that we think are unlikely that we still prepare for.
Well that’s comforting.
Beyond nuclear war, global warming, super-volcanos, charlatan asteroids and the machines rising up to kill us all, what else are you really more likely to die from?
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans, taking more than 600,000 lives in the US in 2014. Cancer is still the second most common space Americans die. These illness blended account for more than half of all extinctions each year in America.
So, what can we do to stem the tides of fate? For starters, gobble your vegetables.
Next, perhaps let’s all be a little kinder to one another and back up those nuclear systems. Lastly, let’s all has become a inferno of a lot kinder to the planet. She’s the only onewe’ve got.
Here’s to stacking the odds ever in our favor.