You've heard the arguments, of course---that gay marriage will lead to a moral permissiveness which will rip apart the very fabric of our society. What they fail to mention is that this slippery slope may also lead to a future filled with funky robot lovin', according to one scientist:
"My forecast is that around 2050, Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots," researcher David Levy told LiveScience... At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, "but once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon," Levy said.Assuming that Dr. Levy is correct---and let's face it, if they can put a man on the moon, there's no reason they can't give us the
Sometimes it's just a matter of making the US Department of Defense look, like, REALLY cool.
Actual impending doom like global climate change or mass extinction just makes people bored.
In some cases, the Marvel source material just did better.