SciFriday: Wargaming Doomsday

Date: 2021-02-05 15:00:10


Government agencies around the world are planning for earthshaking catastrophes as an asteroid impact (like Apophis?), the zombie apocalypse, and even how to kill a giant monster like Godzilla.

We discuss the similarities of these scenarios to apocalyptic prophecies in the Bible, a new interpretation of symbols from the world’s oldest known temple, and DARPA’s plans to change the genetic makeup of American soldiers in the middle of battle.

Also: How social media is being used to shape your opinions and worldview.