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Apocalyptic movies are usually so stupid and unscientific they give some kind of false reassurance. These physically incorrect things won't happen in real life, will they?

Not in the Hollywood way, sure. But sentient life will be wiped out if goes on as is. Mass extinctions are part of the natural course of events in Earth's history. Ordovician–Silurian extinction event:
60% to 70% of all species dead. Permian–Triassic: 90% to 96% of species. Cretaceous–Paleogene (that one with dinosaurs and an asteroid): 75% of species. The next one is on the way, in whatever form it comes, and even if man as a biological species survives it, the incredibly complex and interdependent system that is modern civilization will collapse.

That means sentient life shouldn't go on as is.

Humanity's goal, as I see it, is to create an alternative, disaster-proof civilization. A population that can survive extreme temperatures, radiation and toxicity, consume fuel when there's no organic food, live under water or in space. Yes, space colonization will actually be possible with such enhanced humans, while current human bodies are damaged even by a short term in an orbital station (muscle atrophy, immune system issues etc). Even flights to the stars will be still highly improbable, but not completely unfeasible.

I say 'enhanced humans' but they don't have to be our biological descendants. What about a non-organic civilization inheriting our knowledge and taking it to the stars, or a genetically engineered mix of several species? Appearance or origin aren't so important, result is what matters.

I can see problems in that future (that sci-fi books like Schismatrix describe), but everything is better than simply existing until the next asteroid hits and all our hard-earned achievements go down the toilet. In today's life, I'm for all that works towards that objective and against every hindrance. Even though it's a faraway dream, we can benefit in our lifetime just from pursuing it, 'cause technological development makes life more and more comfortable and interesting all in all.
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Siiw Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Started following amazing fan art. But I can't stand political rants, sorry. 
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n924 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
Who cares?
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valloria Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stumbled upon your gallery and saw that your drew a lot of minor Tolkien characters! Glad to meet another Tolkien artist! :D
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n924 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thanks!
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Axcido Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great gallery you have!


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n924 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thank you! OK.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I like your gallery. ^^ It's full of interesting stuff!
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n924 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks!
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kuanyin501st Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
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     I have studied your Middle Earth/SF drawings with great interest. If you would allow it, I would like to work with you on this concept, as I find its imagery and possibilities astounding. Unless you have already drawn him up, I have a concept for Glaurung that I think could work nicely.

Yea or nea, I would enjoy a reply at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
                kuanyin501st
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n924 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I'm glad you liked it, do as you wish.
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