If you are a fan of ELE's (Extinction Level Events) for humanity in general,
there is no shortage of web sites discussing the possibilities,
be they by collision with near-Earth large objects or emergence of unstoppable microbial pathogens.
But enough with the happy talk.
(1)First let's kill the software patents?
(2) First let's kill the patent attorneys?
(3) First let's recognize the corporation as the sole inventor?
(One having exclusive rights of free political speech and religious exclusion?)
(4) First let's kill the Federal Circuit?
(5) NO. Let's kill it all. DESTROY IT ALL --according to two "economists".
Endings for progress, inventing, innovation enlightenment and their promotion are not without precedent in human history:
(a) Burn-down of Library of Alexandria
(b) European Dark Ages
(c) Islamic Dark Ages
Descent into Dark Age usually begins
with collision between State Religion and Progressing Science
Think Galileo versus the Spanish Inquisition
Think End of the Islamic Golden Age
Think the burning down of the Library in Ancient Alexandria Egypt
What is our State Religion?
Hint: Look up "market forces" in KSR v. Teleflex