These days, the apocalypse is definitely in. From sitcoms like NBC's "The Last Man on Earth" and Hulu's "Future Man" to Netflix's dramatic "Altered Carbon" to the British offering "Hard Sun", AMC'S "The Walking Dead" franchise, USA's "Colony", MTV's "The Shannara Chronicles", and back to Hulu with "The Handmaid's Tale", the end of the world is in fashion. Everyone wants to imagine how things will look after the bombs fall, the zombies come, the robots are unleashed, the plague spreads, and the sea levels rise.
One thing all of these tales have in common is the idea that at least some of us are going to survive the big one, whatever form it takes. While this isn't impossible, the real question is what steps each of us can take to affect the odds. Will we be Mad Max or Furiosa, taking on the forces of chaos and injustice, or will we be one of those skulls piled so carelessly by the side of the bombed-out road?
Will we be Katniss Everdeen, striking back against a post-apocalyptic tyrannical regime, President Snow, running the darn thing, or one of the tributes who is simply wiped out in the first five minutes of the Hunger Games? Good decisions now will help affect how that question is answered - so let's see just how ready you are for the end of the world.
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