The clock at the end of the world and how to escape its curse

At the beginning of 2022, when we did not yet have the misfortune of living in these crazy and accelerated times, where a potentially nuclear escalating war like the one in Ukraine is setting the pace of life and death, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists decided to keep the hands of the so-called "End of the World Clock" at barely 100 seconds to midnight. The closest it has ever been to the limit intended to alert the public, politicians and the rest of the scientific community of the growing risk of self-destruction. This symbolic clock has been "running" since 1947, and midnight represents "total destruction". midnight represents the "total and catastrophic destruction" of mankind. Initially it only warned of the threat of global nuclear war, but as the risks have diversified and increased, the clock has also included the risks arising from climate chaos or the development of technologies such [...]

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