Signs of the Apocalypse: The Next Universe
So, there are a lot of competing theories about how the Universe will end. The leading candidates of late seem to be either the Big Freeze or the Big Rip or some sort of combination of the two. But now there is a new contender, which is basically a new universe growing in our and destroying this current one. The newest theory comes from the research that has followed in the aftermath of the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.
The good news about any of these cosmological end game scenarios is that they are all a long long ways off still (like tens of billions of years off) and so, we’re not all that likely to be around anyways. The bad news (if you want to call it that) is that these really are real deal apocalypse. They literally end everything, not just the human race, or earth, or life . . . but everything down to the quantum level and including time itself. Now certainly, like in the case of this latest idea, there is something that comes after, but, by its very nature, that next universe is unknowable (just like the time before the Big Bang is unknowable).
so, um, there you go I guess. The Universe you and I know is ultimately doomed, but its still got some good years to it. Guess we might as well enjoy it while it lasts.