what is the most formidable threat ( man made) to the current society?

Is it (1) Internet Pornography and over indulgence of sex in various forms ( portrayed in Ads, Films, Music videos etc)

(2) Poverty and Unemployement

(3) Terrorism

(4)Recism

or (5) anything else?( Plz specify)

Please give your comments and impressions on that.

Thanks

Update:

Religion ,loosing its impact on human life could be another factor .

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  • 1 decade ago
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    politicians and politics.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    (5) Medicine.

    Medicine has become so effectiive at treating so many diseases, and at extending life, that possibly the biggest threat society faces is the impending imbalance in the population. Sooner than you think there will be more elderly & feeble (but still living) individuals in their 80s, 90s and beyond than there are younger, healthy adults to maintain the operation of society. There will be a smaller working tax base paying in to the system, and nore people taking out in the form of retirement benefits. Before too long, people in their 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s will begin to resent paying more than half their income in taxes to support those in their 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & beyond.

    Racism will disappear & be replaced with Ageism.

  • 006
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Nuclear weapon with it's EMP shockwave going off in a major financial center, like London or New York City. This would cause major upheavals in financial markets (not to mention hundreds of thousands of casualties), along with a massive military response. This, in turn, would kill millions and the threat of nuclear holocaust would be very real at this point, further destabilizing the world economy.

    The answer to your question is terrorism, not because of the act itself, but because of the cascade effects a successful nuclear strike by terrorists on a major western city would have.

  • pat z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Terrorism and any fanatical thinking that "justifies" killing and creating chaos to further any particular beliefs. Unfortunately this has "trumped" other threats because it is so random and so wicked (the suggestion of an action by a handful of zealots can paralyze entire countries).

    Poverty, physically and intellectually. Everyone has the right to healthy food and water, safe shelter, necessary medical aid and basic education.

    Pollution which is very much man-made on land, in the air and oceans.

    Violence -- war, ethnic "cleansing", rape, sexual exploitation and abuse especially of children, slavery, racism...

    This is getting too depressing so I'll stop.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You forgot the continued belief in an invisible sky-daddy on your list. I can't believe you expect something that obvious to go under "other" while putting pornography at the top of the list.

    Must have been an oversight.

    -SD-

  • 1 decade ago

    Religion is the greatest man-made threat to our current society...It is causing hatred/violence and it is responsible for not connecting humanity with the true and living God....These other things would evaporate if God's presence was truly manifest in our world.

  • 1 decade ago

    Extreme Islamists.

  • 1 decade ago

    Poverty and Unemployement

  • 1 decade ago

    man himself

    man is so caught up in self fullfillment that anything else is a distant second and therefore the world will continue to suffer and decline. the rich become richer and the poor become poorer

  • KLU
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    5) As stated in other questions stupidity, religion, and avoidance of the real truth about things, Finally and what will cause our ultimate downfall is the total denial of The FSM. May it's noodly appendages touch you and bless you, RAMEN.

  • 1 decade ago

    Global warming

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