Humans can become extinct at any time

According to Oxford University scientists, the highest probability that 100% of Earth's population will perish is 1 in 14,000.

Not to mention nuclear weapons, biological warfare and a series of other man-made disasters, just the natural hazards like volcanic eruptions and meteorites are also likely to make humanity extinct right away. instant.

According to Nature, a study by scientists from Oxford University shows that the probability of all humans disappear within one year is up to 1 in 14,000, a rate that is not low.

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The entire human race is at risk of extinction with a probability of 1 in 14,000.(Photo: Futurism).

Using Homo sapiens hypothesis that existed 200,000 years ago along with evolutionary data, the authors built a mathematical model to estimate the extinction risk because of natural risks. .

Factors used to cross-examine data after calculation include: mammalian extinction rate, survival time of other limbs, potential disaster rate and item extinction rate series.

Since then, scientists have confirmed that their model has very high accuracy, the possibility of bias is only 1 / 1,000,000.

However, the authors believe that artificial reasons are at higher risk of extinction. For example, an infectious disease can kill all humans at a 1 in 1,000 chance.

In fact, more than 99% of all living things on Earth exist extinct. Human activity promotes the extinction of some species, but countless creatures are extinct due to many causes before the arrival of humankind.

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