For years, the idea that the world would one day come to an end, has always being the belief of a lot of people. And different people had different beliefs on what will cause the end of the world. I mean some believes that the world war three will bring about the end of the world, some believes the world will end as a result of technological advancement, some believes there will be an outbreak of a deadly virus, some thinks the sun will eventually scotch our earth, some are even certain that there will be a second extinction where meteors will wipe out the human race just like it did with the dinosaurs, some tech nerds have beliefs that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will end the world, and some religious people believe it will most definitely be caused by a higher being.
With all these beliefs of how the world will end, some people have taken it upon themselves to prepare for that time. Some have started storing food, some are building shelters, some are learning surviving skills, and pretty much a lot of people are preparing in one way or the other.
But no one really ever thought about how they are going to communicate with one another, or how they are going to tweet or get liable information online during this period or even entertain themselves. Yes, I know it’s the end of the world and no one would probably be thinking about getting entertained during this period, but I mean it’s the end of the world, and it will really help if we could just have a little smile on our faces. 🙂
Well thanks to Virgil Dupras, an operating system has been built to work during the apocalypse and it is called “Collapse OS”. And according to Motherboard reports, the software will run on parts salvaged from a post-apocalyptic hellscape.
His idea is to find a way to prevent civilization from the need to start all over again when everything falls apart around us. Dupras believes that when the world actually comes down, those who have materials and knowledge to build their own will have an advantage.
Collapse OS was built to run on parts that Virgil suspects to be readily available to scavengers. It was also programmed to be self-assembling and self-contained to make it easier to get up and running with makeshift machines.
The odds that this operating system will be of help to anyone are very slim, considering the fact that people might or will be busy fighting to survive, to eat, to find shelter, E.T.C. But Virgil Dupras says he is only doing it to mitigate a risk that he thinks is real.
“Not inevitable, but likely enough to warrant a modest effort.”