We are all going to die!

Well, we know that it has to happen sometime but this is what is said is going to happen on Wednesday when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is powered up. The theory is that attempting to recreate the Big Bang will lead to a big black hole into which the earth and all on it will disappear.

The press are having a field day on this covering both the strong scientific angle and the doom and gloom side as well.  As a techie I am fascinated by the concept of re-creating the start of the universe and all the information that will be gleaned from that.  The financial cost is staggering but the scientific gain could well be worth it – provided it does not come to the worst-case scenario.

In case that does happen and this is my last blog ever I would just like to thank all of you who have read and commented on my input in the past – I appreciate it.

Anyway, whatever happens I am going to Swindon on Wednesday which seems appropriate at it is considered by many people to be a black hole.

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4 Responses to We are all going to die!

  1. Gumption says:

    Funny. 🙂 Personally, I think this kind of ‘scientific research’ is a waste of resources even when it doesn’t hold some possibility of creating a black hole that swallows all life. I wish people could just leave well enough alone. Seriously, isn’t the world already mucked up enough without playing with things like this LHC and nanotechnology. In November, I’m going to vote here in the states not for a presidential candidate, but I’m going to cast my vote that we all just scrap this notion of ‘progress’ and try to get right with nature again.

  2. Freecheese says:

    Yes dear lord, I have a calculus exam tomorrow !!!

  3. twofish4 says:

    Does anyone remember Y2K?

  4. putsimply says:

    Sorry about the world not ending Freecheese, I hope the exam went well!
    I have a young cousin who had apparently driven himself into quite a frenzy about the idea of the world ending. Typically, the media didn’t seem to take into account the fact that there were a large number of young and vulnerable people who would take their reporting of the end of the world seriously, and how much distress it would cause – Jo Blogger

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