The standoff between Ukraine and Russia took an altogether new dimension when the former began making inroads, giving rise to fears that the latter could retaliate with a nuclear weapon.

Elon Musk recently created a stir by putting forward a peace plan, which included recommendations for asking people in the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and Crimea to decide whether they would want to live in Ukraine or Russia. While Ukrainian officials and pro-Ukraine people openly criticized the billionaire, he recently drew praise from MIT professor and machine learning researcher Max Tegmark.

The academician said in a recent post there’s a one-in-six chance of an imminent global nuclear war. …

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