Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.

A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.

Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017

@ChrisTalleras well we are, to all evidence available (not counting guesstimates), the only planet in the Universe with intelligent life - so seen from the ideal of what is - we are the creators of the Universe as we are the only ones able to document its existence, even if done from the inside only.

From the only perspective we can understand (the human one), we are the universe and all that will ever be.

So chin up, we can get this boat sailing!

@ohyran I thought it would mean that there would be a few hundred million people now, living short lives, but the few old with valorous stories on the glorious war they wages for the glorious leader.

I am saying it's worse. As far as i can see, history is unlikely to end after any of our potentially horrible catastrophes.

@ohyran Interestingly, the closest the world ever game to Nuclear Armageddon was in 1995, well after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR.

The Norwegian Rocket Incident of 1995

@ohyran He got a new vacuum for his heroism.

No joke. It's canon. Saves world, gets vacuum.

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