Human Extinction

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  • Published: 08 March 2015
  • Some ideas about our end.
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    last words: trclips.com/video/Qig68IuPrbk/video.html
    Ebola genome: www.cs.bc.edu/~alvarez/CS127/HW/HW5/ebolaVirusDNA
    3D bioprinters:
    medium.com/backchannel/where-s-my-bioprinted-kidney-already-25d8c2a5d676
    www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/16/andrew-hessel-autodesk
    Human Extinction:
    www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/were-underestimating-the-risk-of-human-extinction/253821/
    bigthink.com/dangerous-ideas/5-stephen-hawkings-warning-abandon-earth-or-face-extinction
    archive.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_extinction
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_catastrophic_risk
    Global Catastrophic Risks Survey [PDF]: www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/gcr-report.pdf
    Doomsday Argument:
    Nick Bostrom explains it well [VIDEO]: www.dailymotion.com/video/xdn5x3_what-is-the-doomsday-argument-nick_tech
    [PDF] citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.49.5899&rep=rep1&type=pdf
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument
    AsapSCIENCE video on stopping an incoming asteroid: trclips.com/video/Agdvt9M3NJA/video.html
    Fermi Paradox: www.seti.org/seti-institute/project/details/fermi-paradox
    Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: vhemt.org/
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    Tom 7 NES-playing program [PDF]: www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/mario/mario.pdf
    Hubble deep field video: hubblesite.org/videos/video_details/3-across-the-universe-hubble-ultra-deep-field
    What would Earth be like after humans disappeared? www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141009-what-would-happen-if-humans-became-extinct
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Comments • 15 437

  • Albester Ryan Castanares
    Albester Ryan Castanares  12 saatler önce

    Lol The Extinction of Humans is Global Warming Because of the Amazon Forest Burning

    • J Elliott
      J Elliott  20 saatler önce

      Welp Amazon is burning....WERE FRIKED

      • MPL
        MPL  23 saatler önce

        hey Vsauce , Micheal heare . Do you want to be infected with Ebola ?

        • Kersey Kersey
          Kersey Kersey  Gün önce

          It is inevitable. It’ll happen someday.

          • GoodTimes Gaming
            GoodTimes Gaming  Gün önce

            Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: Stop reproducing Homosexuals: *no effect*

            • Chen Chimovich boger
              Chen Chimovich boger  Gün önce

              In my brain when i saw this video Ohh man the doomsday knocking the door fuck I am not have enough time to finish my anime

              • ThatGuy
                ThatGuy  2 gün önce

                dammit the link doesnt work!

                • Daeighve Geoughnns
                  Daeighve Geoughnns  2 gün önce

                  The VHEMT could _set an example for us_

                  • Il Y Aura Du Soleil
                    Il Y Aura Du Soleil  3 gün önce

                    Human extinction will happen when all babies get aborted.

                    • All Naturalmemes
                      All Naturalmemes  4 gün önce

                      Asteroid: *hits Earth and everyone on earth dies* Astronauts on the ISS: *surprised Pikachu face*

                      • Kartik Sabharwal
                        Kartik Sabharwal  5 gün önce

                        0:51 you've got some balls man

                        • squidy random
                          squidy random  5 gün önce

                          Just play infrction.inc

                          • Cactus 0121
                            Cactus 0121  6 gün önce

                            cggacacaca aaaagaaaga agaattttta ggatcttttg tgtgcgaata actatgagga *Thank Me Later***************************************************

                            • Kyouko Toshino
                              Kyouko Toshino  6 gün önce

                              You can't pause dark souls, those bastards thought of everything

                              • Alejandro Aragon Tan
                                Alejandro Aragon Tan  6 gün önce

                                Plague inc irl

                                • Baruch Hashem
                                  Baruch Hashem  6 gün önce

                                  Inspector Clouseau would survive.

                                  • Chris Beswick
                                    Chris Beswick  7 gün önce

                                    *HEY VSAUCE, MICHAEL HERE, DO YOU WANT TO BE INFECTED WITH EBOLA*

                                    • Follower Of Duck
                                      Follower Of Duck  7 gün önce

                                      It’s been four years and I still can’t print out ebola

                                      • Addison DaMan
                                        Addison DaMan  7 gün önce

                                        When all humans die Earth will slowly get normal. Other animals will evolve into humans and find deadly remains and learn from us.

                                        • RackEmJonas #Trump2020
                                          RackEmJonas #Trump2020  7 gün önce

                                          I lost the game

                                          • X7VN
                                            X7VN  7 gün önce

                                            I hope it goes extinct. We're fucked.

                                            • Progect:3548 3
                                              Progect:3548 3  7 gün önce

                                              www.cs.bc.edu/~alvarez/CS127/HW/HW5/ebolaVirusDNA "403 forbidden". the link doesnt work.

                                              • ThatGuy
                                                ThatGuy  2 gün önce

                                                yeah wtf whyy

                                                • Bot REEE
                                                  Bot REEE  8 gün önce

                                                  ⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰⊰

                                                  • Amaan Hassan
                                                    Amaan Hassan  8 gün önce

                                                    0:02

                                                    • Nova RL
                                                      Nova RL  8 gün önce

                                                      Doomsday is already here, we just can't get our shit together to fix it.

                                                      • Glover Productions
                                                        Glover Productions  8 gün önce

                                                        Jesus is the only way to heaven ✝️

                                                        • bathsalt zombie
                                                          bathsalt zombie  8 gün önce

                                                          I don't leave comments and don't like videos before they are finished... This being an exception... Good job, you made me break my rule, please continue.

                                                          • DC Debates
                                                            DC Debates  9 gün önce

                                                            Da Fuq?

                                                            • Darren Grimes
                                                              Darren Grimes  9 gün önce

                                                              Hey! Vsauce! Michael here. Do you want to be infected with EBOLA?

                                                              • Korbin_is_MAD -
                                                                Korbin_is_MAD -  9 gün önce

                                                                One day the last human will be born

                                                                • Darrius Williams
                                                                  Darrius Williams  9 gün önce

                                                                  Y does it sound like this nigga wants to die?😂😂😂

                                                                  • BEEFY BOI
                                                                    BEEFY BOI  9 gün önce

                                                                    I'm in my bed, so my spawn point is set. I'm not going extinct soon

                                                                    • Peter
                                                                      Peter  7 gün önce

                                                                      You may not rest now there is extinction nearby

                                                                      • EmeraldPrinceFTW
                                                                        EmeraldPrinceFTW  7 gün önce

                                                                        BEEFY BOI XD

                                                                        • Yume
                                                                          Yume  9 gün önce

                                                                          so is no one gonna talk about those creepy stick figures

                                                                          • TheArgentine93
                                                                            TheArgentine93  9 gün önce

                                                                            We should all do Mother Earth a favour and just do a mass suicide.

                                                                            • Jamo 72
                                                                              Jamo 72  10 gün önce

                                                                              It wont be a combination of anthropomorphic and natural. Humans are afterall subservient to nature, even if it attempts to defy it. If we end ourselves, its as far as we were meant to go. I for one would prefer for humankind to go extinct with minimal negative impact on other macro-organisms. Even if half the macro-orgranisms or all go down with humankind, bacteria, viruses will survive and mutate. Another few million to billions of years and everything will be buried, including humankind's radioactive and chemical wastes, to be rediscovered and utilized to synthesize the same shit by another advancing species capable of using tools and manipulation of it's environment. The human race is just replaced by something else nature has elected or in this case created from the bacterial and viral remnants of a species that was far better off erased than extant. Can't say if there is an afterlife or not, but the continuance of human life within this physical level is a blasphemy to all sensible aesthetics. My hypothesis is the ice sheets become excess water and an Earth that probably will have normal temperatures in excess of 150-200 degrees will do the job. Technology is ALL centered on one thing- FInancial capital, as such humankind is notorious for being short sighted and not being capable of long term processing models as far as foresight...Perhaps an evolution would fix that, but technology has permitted humankind to become, dumb, lazy, uninspired, and entranced, thus incapable of reaping the gains that our predecessors imagined would be gained from our technological growth. The species will bite the bullet before 2100, which I wont live to see, but can't come soon enough. Perhaps nature's intention was for us to create something technological that outlives us, since all technology stems from man that is of nature, and utilizes the Earth itself in it's production. Thus we were just a tiny grain of sand in a larger beach of nature honing and perfecting the production of organisms from biological as we understand it to technological to us (but perhaps natural to what ever it is we influenced the creation of through technological means)..Does not DNA and RNA resemble some sort of self assembling microscopic machines with their own intelligence? Of course I digress on this. I invite what will come to pass, even if im not around to see it, because humankind is sick of humankind, so how the hell does it expect to survive or cling to life?

                                                                              • FBI
                                                                                FBI  11 gün önce

                                                                                It’s been 4 years and I still can’t print Ebola

                                                                                • Thewalkingbloxer
                                                                                  Thewalkingbloxer  9 gün önce

                                                                                  FBI heheheh

                                                                                  • fish nam
                                                                                    fish nam  11 gün önce

                                                                                    genocide schmenocide

                                                                                    • Patrick Garcia
                                                                                      Patrick Garcia  11 gün önce

                                                                                      That first example are yes no bioterrorism will now be easy

                                                                                      • Jonathan Moras
                                                                                        Jonathan Moras  12 gün önce

                                                                                        video:human extinction me:oh cool micheal:do u want to get infected with ebola? me : .......???? i'm listening

                                                                                        • Choo
                                                                                          Choo  12 gün önce

                                                                                          If we pause a Vsauce video, it will never end

                                                                                          • fish nim
                                                                                            fish nim  13 gün önce

                                                                                            I'm nauseous

                                                                                            • RealOceanic
                                                                                              RealOceanic  13 gün önce

                                                                                              Humans: *Survives god's attack plans* God: *Opens the case to the big red button* I didnt want to have to do this, but....... Also God: *Makes fortnite* Humans: SWEET! THIS IS AWESOME!!! God: Oh for the love of me- DIE! *re-creates dinosaurs*

                                                                                              • Jack Stone
                                                                                                Jack Stone  13 gün önce

                                                                                                It is inevitable I am inevitable

                                                                                                • Gordon
                                                                                                  Gordon  14 gün önce

                                                                                                  nobody: Michael: Do you want ebola?

                                                                                                  • lee fauver
                                                                                                    lee fauver  14 gün önce

                                                                                                    This got me fucked up

                                                                                                    • The_Phantom_Cat
                                                                                                      The_Phantom_Cat  14 gün önce

                                                                                                      We will kill ourselves off withen the next 100 years most likely

                                                                                                      • IslandNote Productions
                                                                                                        IslandNote Productions  14 gün önce

                                                                                                        PRO GAMER

                                                                                                        • Fear X NBA
                                                                                                          Fear X NBA  15 gün önce

                                                                                                          Put a indistinguishable force filed around the earth 🌍

                                                                                                          • Nvhl34
                                                                                                            Nvhl34  15 gün önce

                                                                                                            7:10 The computer must have played spec ops the line before that game.

                                                                                                            • carlstedtmattias
                                                                                                              carlstedtmattias  16 gün önce

                                                                                                              "The Doomsday argument is not uncontroversial." A total load of bull, it is. It kinda sounds like philosophy, but actually lacks even the slightest hint of merit. Because no, I am not a random sample from every human that will ever live. I am, most decidedly, the product of causality. My pop and mom had some alone time, then their genes happened to mix in a particular fashion. Flash forward nine months, I was born, and then subjected to a host of environmental factors, all of which was a part of reality in this time frame (early 80s onward until today). And viola: me. Had i been born to different parents a hundred thousand years into the future, that would not have been me, but a different person. It would not have been "me" in any meaningful way. The probability of me existing hinged on factors like parent's having working reproductive organs, not the fate of some hypothetical other person that might or might not be born in the far future. The doomday argument hinges on the idea that somewhere is a big jar where every human that will ever live sits as just waits, and whenever someone is born, a random human is picked from the jar. I would very much like to see the argument for why this is the case. Another way of framing it is with a though experiment: Say a take a time machine back to neolithic times, and speak to the 1 millionth person ever born. Would that make the present human population disappear? Since the argument would be just as valid for them: the chance of them being born the millionth person would be minuscule if 100 billion people will ever get born. If the basic assumption of the doomsday argument held water. And yet here we are.

                                                                                                              • Red Button
                                                                                                                Red Button  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                To win is to not play? Then to win in life is to not live.. death = wining.

                                                                                                                • Retro North Rail Lines
                                                                                                                  Retro North Rail Lines  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                  Stupid people will die first.

                                                                                                                  • Danikri
                                                                                                                    Danikri  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                    When you grow 50 IQ just by watching Vsauce

                                                                                                                    • Yellow Child
                                                                                                                      Yellow Child  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                      i appreciate your optimism, vsauce from 4 years ago. i wish i had that.

                                                                                                                      • Tiger
                                                                                                                        Tiger  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                        Thank God I wasn't born too far into the future. There are too many ways we can wipe out each other.

                                                                                                                        • Chraman
                                                                                                                          Chraman  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                          5:40 Leftists be like

                                                                                                                          • Claire Carter
                                                                                                                            Claire Carter  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                            Laughs in eschatology

                                                                                                                            • Stratwich Game
                                                                                                                              Stratwich Game  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                              I like to imagine extinction events are exclusive to earth and our planet is just a death magnet

                                                                                                                              • The Noobs Dudes :D
                                                                                                                                The Noobs Dudes :D  16 gün önce

                                                                                                                                Did the computer play Minecraft?

                                                                                                                                • Nitrogen Peroxide
                                                                                                                                  Nitrogen Peroxide  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                  *Billy sees light in the sky.* Billy: Look George! A shooting star! Make a wish! George: Okay. I wis- *It was a meteor.*

                                                                                                                                  • jim possible art
                                                                                                                                    jim possible art  12 gün önce

                                                                                                                                    Haha made my day

                                                                                                                                    • Morty Sanchez
                                                                                                                                      Morty Sanchez  15 gün önce

                                                                                                                                      George: I was going to wish for human extinction anyway

                                                                                                                                      • Dragoslav Soldo
                                                                                                                                        Dragoslav Soldo  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                        The real exrinction event:the furry paradox

                                                                                                                                        • Ben Tv Howman
                                                                                                                                          Ben Tv Howman  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                          If the meteor was the size as the thumbnail, when it reaches land and a Huge connected chunk is still in space, would the same rules apply? Would the mass at sea level affect the impact more than the potentially smaller mass at the space end of this rock?

                                                                                                                                          • Othmane Laassibi
                                                                                                                                            Othmane Laassibi  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                            Oh we will

                                                                                                                                            • Marki Faux
                                                                                                                                              Marki Faux  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                              Pretty stupid comment of bio 3D an Ebola virus. So, how does 3D technology replicate the Ribo Nuclic Acid from the internal body of the virus ? Enough with the fantasy statements.

                                                                                                                                              • Voltznake
                                                                                                                                                Voltznake  17 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                7:13 unless its online :)

                                                                                                                                                • Carson Archibald
                                                                                                                                                  Carson Archibald  18 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                  Computer: about to lose Also Computer: Nope

                                                                                                                                                  • Mr Grappl
                                                                                                                                                    Mr Grappl  18 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                    Hell yeah!! I want Ebola!!

                                                                                                                                                    • Christy Grove
                                                                                                                                                      Christy Grove  18 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                      Micheal is like a 3 yr old : talking about stuff hapilly 0:00 to 0:28 randomly says: are human going to go extinct soon?

                                                                                                                                                      • Lui_v_ gaming
                                                                                                                                                        Lui_v_ gaming  18 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                        I dont die I respawn

                                                                                                                                                        • TaylaTakesOnTheWorld
                                                                                                                                                          TaylaTakesOnTheWorld  18 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                          PAUSE!

                                                                                                                                                          • Mirna Rivas
                                                                                                                                                            Mirna Rivas  19 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                            Its currently 2 am and I'm questioning my existence......I need friends

                                                                                                                                                            • thecolorthursday
                                                                                                                                                              thecolorthursday  4 saatler önce

                                                                                                                                                              Maybe watch the video Suicide and Mental Health by Philosophy Tube

                                                                                                                                                              • Ryoss
                                                                                                                                                                Ryoss  5 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                                I'm doing the same thing

                                                                                                                                                                • neiljuice
                                                                                                                                                                  neiljuice  19 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                                  wargames warned us years ago to just not play the game

                                                                                                                                                                  • Undying mind 364
                                                                                                                                                                    Undying mind 364  20 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                                    Would you like to be infected with EBOLA?

                                                                                                                                                                    • David Josi
                                                                                                                                                                      David Josi  20 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                                      7:32 top notch music for this part here

                                                                                                                                                                      • Kim SeokJin
                                                                                                                                                                        Kim SeokJin  20 gün önce

                                                                                                                                                                        My best guess is all from humans going to war. All of the countries against each other.....