1. Zombie Apocalypse
2. Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse
Though highly beneficial to mankind, artificial intelligence holds the threat of taking over our world since we have become so dependent on computers for our daily life.
Robots and cyborgs roaming the world controlling human beings or better yet attempting the extinction of human race. Classic examples of this include films like The Matrix Series and The Terminator Series.
3. Greenhouse Effect / Climate Apocalypse
The Greenhouse Effect Apocalypse predicts the gradual increase in Earth's temperature which will eventually result in an inferno like Venus. The Climatic apocalypse is the drastic change in the biosphere of Earth rendering survival chances extremely low.
In Christopher Nolan's brilliant 'Interstellar', he presents the Earth in a climate apocalypse accelerated by humanity and global food crises that force them in search for other Earth-like planets.
4. Mayan Apocalypse
This was perhaps the most widely known apocalyptic theory after the Bible prophesied the end of the world. People went as far as believing and preparing themselves for the impending disaster.
As we are aware (and alive) that world did not end but the film '2012' will provide you with this vision of the end which is still predicted on a later date.
5. Alien Apocalypse
An alien invasion has been treated as a potential threat that will take over the world. Both spoofed and serious versions of extraterrestrial life invasion are available in forms of books and videos.
The Host by Stephenie Meyers is an interesting read that portrays a post-apocalyptic world invaded by a parasitic alien race.
To me, end of the world seems like a distant event. Judging the current situation, the question we should be asking ourselves is our fascination with the threat of extinction of our race. Why has the apocalypse culture taken such a front seat in popular culture? What are you really trying to escape in imagining a dystopia like this? Or is it that an end of the world is necessary for our utopian fancy to emerge?
Written by Sanya K. Aitwani
Complicated thinker with a creative streak and a laptop full of stuff.