TEotWaWKI Life Cycle

I’ve given this some more thought and decided to revise my description of the possible end of times. This is really more of a cyclical rather than a linear process. This doesn’t replace what I wrote before. Instead, that initial post described just one path out of an infinite number of possibilities.

State of the End of the World

State of the End of the World

There are two key drivers in any TEotWaWKI story: the breadth and depth of the event and society’s cohesiveness.

Each event has a trigger. The malevolence of the event will spread or recede depending upon society’s reaction to it and the availability of fuel to keep it burning. Can this be kept under wraps so that the general population is unaware of what’s happening? Will the old society be forever destroyed? Humanity’s extinction may not be out of the question.

This can play out in any number of ways, as we will see in the stories I review.

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~ by Bill Drinkmore on October 12, 2008.

2 Responses to “TEotWaWKI Life Cycle”

  1. […] book starts after the Point of No Return, though there are frequent flashbacks that reach into the world as we knew it. While we follow […]

  2. […] State and Transition Last year, I wrote about the timeline and life cycle of a TEotWaWKI event. I’d like to provide a more depth to […]

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