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Disasterbation (derived from masturbation
), is the process of idly fantasizing
about the possibile catastrophes
and the future
may bring. Considering such possibilities as ecological collapse
, full-scale war, complete totalitarianism
, a grey goo scenario
, or computers
taking over and killing all humans
. All this is done without really any thought
paid to the likelihood
that these cases can occur, or considering any possible solutions
to keep them from occuring in the first place.
It's taking on a wholly pessimistic view of the future, by only being concerned about the negative, about the worst possible scenarios, with little to no attention paid to the positive possibilities.