One thing we all know for certain is that the apocalypse is certainly on the way. I could happen within the next one hundred years but it could also happen within the next few seconds. It is fair to say that the apocalypse is such a hot topic because no one knows how or when it might happen. The truth is no one really knows when the apocalypse will happen, we all just know that it will happen soon or later.
The problem is that the apocalypse may well be somewhat closer than you think.
Increase in Natural Disasters
It’s pretty hard to ignore the fact that there seems to be a huge in crease in the number of natural disasters that are happening all over the world. It seems that whenever we turn on the news or pick up a newspaper there is yet another story about a natural disaster occurring somewhere.
Australia seems to be getting struck by earthquake after earthquake, Asia seems to be getting battered by tsunami’s while the USA is witnessing sever snowstorms, hurricanes and tornados. The UK, according to what we see on the news, is pretty much submerged under water with constant flooding and the rest of Europe looks like it could suffer the same fate. Yes, it does seem that everywhere we look a natural disaster is occurring.
There is a wide range of suggested reasons behind why so many disasters are occurring ranging from climate change to top secret government projects designed to create such horrific disasters. This all may sound far fetched but deep in the most remote part of Alaska there is a huge top secret government installation known publicly as HAARP or High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. It is believed by many that this installation is being used by the US government to manipulate electrical frequencies in the earths atmosphere which in turn are used to create natural disasters.
There is no denying that natural disasters are becoming more and more common and more and more severe. How long is it before a natural disaster occurs on a biblical scale? A natural disaster capable of wiping out the majority of the population. It could be just around the corner.
The Mother of Financial Disasters
Over the years the worlds has seen plenty of financial meltdowns but luckily our economy has managed to somehow recover and keep on ticking away just as it always had. Even the Great Depression which saw huge numbers of people out of work and destitute was not enough to bring the worlds economy to a complete halt.
The most recent of financial meltdowns occurred as recently as 2008 and is considered to be the worst financial crisis the world has seen since the 1930’s. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis some of the biggest banks in the world required astronomically huge government bailouts to keep their doors open while some of the worlds largest and longest operating financial institutions simply collapsed and failed over night.
Sure, financial disasters like this have happened time and time again but to this very day the 2008 financial disaster has left things feeling a little different. It is as if things are not recovering as quickly as they should and life is far from getting back to normal. To this very day unemployment is still at a record high and governments all over the globe are cutting spending on vital services to unmanageable levels. There are even some countries, mainly in the European Union, who have required huge bailouts and loans from other countries just so they can pay their bills. When a government is at the point of going bankrupt you just know that something is not right.
When you take a step back and look at the amount of debt nearly every country in the world is in, and still racking up more, it is hard not to sense that this particular financial disaster is still not over and the worse is still to come. Is it possible that financial markets all over the world are quite literally bursting at the seems and ready to explode at any given moment? If that happens you can expect society as we know it to collapse as everyone rushes to the nearest bank in a desperate attempt to draw their money which banks will no longer have.
There is a very real reason that governments are ploughing vast sums of money into defending against cyber attacks. It is not just governments who are having to invest heavily in protecting against cover attacks, nearly every organisation and company in the world is having to do the same.
Once upon a time computer hacking was usually confined a created very little damage but in todays modern world computers are pugged into everything, connected together and relied upon to run everything from air traffic control, to your homes heating system.
We are all very much aware that we live in a dangerous world where terrorist are looking for ways to disrupt our way of life and because of that very reason the next big terror attack may not come in the form of a big explosion from a home made bomb. The next big attack could come in the form of a cyber attack.
Imagine that a terrorist organisation or hostile government launched a cyber attack at the computer systems which control a nations electricity grid. If they were able to gain access to such a system it would not take much more effort to wreck havoc and create damage that could take weeks to repair. This could mean an entire nation without electricity until that repair takes place.
While this might not seem all that bad consider this. Without electricity you would be unable to draw money from an ATM, roads would become crippled as traffic controls fail which would mean food would be unable to be delivered to shops. Water would no longer run from your household tap because the pumps required to deliver the water to your house run off electricity. Nearly everything you can possibly think of requires some form of electricity to operate so it is easy to realise the panic and breakdown of society and control that would follow as people began to panic.
Of course a cyber attack on a nations electricity supply is just one scenario. The frightening truth is there are quite literally hundreds of computer systems that are open to attack and if attacked would cause untold breakdowns in the way our society runs.
Maybe it is not a case of will this happen and more a case of when this will happen.
Scary Conspiracy Theories
Not only has the internet given us access to 24 hour a day adult entertainment it has given us the ability to share theories, spread rumours and leak confidential information on an industrial scale. It is actually becoming more and more difficult to access the internet without stumbling across a conspiracy theory of some description.
Some of these conspiracy theories surround the deaths of famous celebrities or major companies covering up a wide variety of scandals. Just take a look at the UK press to see the conspiracy theories surrounding Jimmy Savile and the BBC.
There are of course conspiracy theories that surround what is commonly referred to as the New World Order. Many of these conspiracy theories claim that our governments are run by a secret elite organisation designed to control us and manipulate us. Heck, there are even theories out there claiming that events such as September 11, 2001 were the work of the US government.
Whether or not you believe these theories or not it is impossible to deny that there is chance in everything. That means there is a chance, regardless of how small, that these wild theories are based upon some form of truth. As time goes by we are indeed learning that our own government was involved in some pretty scary coverups and acts of manipulation over the years. During the second world war I’m sure that the majority of German’s had no idea of the true horrors that their government was involved in.
Is it not possible that we are blissfully unaware of the true reality of what our leaders are up to? What is to say that 100 years from now evidence will begin to leak out proving that all the conspiracy theories were correct all along?
Yes, it is unlikely but it is possible and if it is possible and it is true the apocalypse is very much real and very much just around the corner.