The future is a virus: Not literally, of course, but if we think about the future as something that infects us, we gain a new perspective on our world. A look at 5 ways the world will change radically this century. Human civilisation "will collapse" unless greed culture is stopped, report warns. Crossing the line as civilization implodes: Joe Romm on the Heartland Institute, Peter Gleick and Andrew Revkin. Apocalypse Soon: Prophecies of impending doom, based on hard science as well as Scripture, abound — where does our appetite for retribution come from? Waiting for the end of the world: Lots of people think the apocalypse is coming, and a crop of luxury fallout shelters are taking reservations. National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Joshua Holland on how right-wing conspiracy theories may pose a genuine threat to humanity. A review of Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner. Dylan Hughes on how to dress for the Apocalypse. Here are 10 real survival guides for one very fake Apocalypse.