I wanted to start a new category, Apocalypse (a.k.a. Gamma Ray Burst = GRB), in TOEBI blog. After all, the apocalypse is pretty much the outcome from our current scientific path. No matter what, and I mean even without my humble contribution, mainstream physics will finally, say in few years or decades, find the truth about “antimatter”. Yeah, that’s right, the truth what I have preached about for a couple of years now.
But why blame science or specifically physics about it? It’s up to us how we use scientific discoveries, right? Sure, to some point that’s true. The problem is that the development in sciences in getting faster and faster. Good example is written down by Tim Urban in Wait But Why, in where artificial intelligence is seen as the player in the end game. Same applies in physics… the next big thing in physics (curve) is the discovery of the true nature of “antimatter” and it’s going to be a true black swan.
After we have discovered the true nature of “antimatter” we can’t undo it. We have to live with it, from the point of discovery to our GRB event. We don’t have almost any chances escaping the event. How come? With the help of antimatter based technology we could design and build a new type of space vehicles which carries us away from the future GRB! Unfortunately getting far enough in order to be at safe from the event takes just too much time. As we can see, GRB is pretty effective mechanism for the great filter.
Surely there must be some way for avoiding the event? You tell me.
Update: Actually I came up with one possibility. We might manage to reach the nearest solar system in time and hide there behind some planet so that the possible GRB won’t cause any harm on people on board.