A Singular Chain of Events

Futures Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 706-714, 2009

9 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2011

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Donald G. MacGregor

MacGregor-Bates, Inc.

Bruce Tonn

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Written: July 10, 2009


This paper presents a scenario, a written narrative that describes a series of events that could lead to the extinction of humans as a species. The scenario is built upon three blocks of events. The first contains events that could severely and rapidly reduce human population in a relatively few years. The second block of events describes the regression of human civilization and technological base and the further loss of human population. The third block encompasses global environmental events that the remaining humans are subsequently unprepared to handle. The scenario posits the death by asphyxiation of the last human being by the year 3000.

Suggested Citation

MacGregor, Donald G. and Tonn, Bruce, A Singular Chain of Events (July 10, 2009). Futures Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 706-714, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1775342

Donald G. MacGregor

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Bruce Tonn (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( email )

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

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