An Indian Civilizational Perspective

How to Destroy the Earth

There are many terrorists these days – sadists and masochists. They find new ways to attack and bring destruction. There are many ways that this entire earth may be no more – other than Nuking it. We will all be gone. Some have no more a chance than one of googol! But it is still worth looking at – here is how vacuum can be used to not only create energy but also annihilate. This article lists 10 choices.

Destroyed by vacuum energy detonation

You will need: a light bulb

Method: This is a fun one. Contemporary scientific theories tell us that what we may see as vacuum is only vacuum on average, and actually thriving with vast amounts of particles and antiparticles constantly appearing and then annihilating each other. It also suggests that the volume of space enclosed by a light bulb contains enough vacuum energy to boil every ocean in the world. Therefore, vacuum energy could prove to be the most abundant energy source of any kind. Which is where you come in. All you need to do is figure out how to extract this energy and harness it in some kind of power plant – this can easily be done without arousing too much suspicion – then surreptitiously allow the reaction to run out of control. The resulting release of energy would easily be enough to annihilate all of planet Earth and probably the Sun too.

Slightly possible.

Earth’s final resting place: a rapidly expanding cloud of particles of varying size.

Earliest feasible completion date: 2060 or so.

Source: “3001: The Final Odyssey,” by Arthur C. Clarke

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