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If you were Ultron ...

how would bring about the extinction of mankind?

SPOILERS BELOW if you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron and plan to then proceed no further.

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As we know, Ultron uses the precious vibranium to build a magnetic levitation engine and containment system to lift the city of Sokovia some amount of height above the Earth and dropping it back to the Earth since he’s so impressed with the past ability of asteroids to lead to Extinction Level Events (ELE).

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Alas, I couldn’t find a picture lifting Sokovia into the air.

I loved the movie but I could have done without this means of extinction. The scene took a long time in an already long movie. There must have been better ways of accomplishing an ELE that is not so elaborate and resource intensive. Any reasoning being must have a higher understanding of scarcity and since Ultron was so scornful of humans for only creating a frisbee with the rare metal why would be waste all that he’d acquired from Ulysses Klaw (Klaue?).

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There are other ways of creating a nuclear winter. Yes JARVIS was frustrating his efforts to get the nuclear launch codes but how about taking over a silo and overriding the local electronics and security systems locally.

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Or how about flooding the planet by melting the ice caps a la Waterworld?

Any ideas or thoughts?

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