It's 2018, and there's one thing on the back of everyone's minds — nuclear warfare.
If it isn't, it should be. In January of this year, the doomsday clock moved two minutes closer to midnight because of elevated nuclear warfare risk. The Outrider Foundation decided to take advantage of this uniquely terrifying moment in history and publish an interactive nuclear bomb simulator, allowing users to see how their houses and neighborhoods would be affected if they were hit by a nuclear bomb. It's 2018, and there's one thing on the back of everyone's minds — nuclear warfare.
To use the map, simply type in your address and zip code and choose your bomb of choice. The visualization can show you how the large the impact of the bomb might be, how much of your neighborhood would likely be vaporized and how many people might be affected by radiation poisoning — ya know, all the good stuff.
The visualization relies on data from Stevens Institute of Technology professor Alex Wallerstein, who created a "Nuke Map" to measure the impact of nuclear war. The Outrider Foundation zeroes in on that data to emphasize people's neighborhoods, personalizing the experience for users.
"We'd like to spread the word to as many people as possible, but we are speaking mostly to the average citizen, not nuclear policy experts, not politicians," Tara Drozdenko, who directs Outrider's Nuclear Policy & Nonproliferation program, told Mashable. "Outrider firmly believes that ordinary people need to be more involved in the national and international conversation about nuclear weapons. We are hoping to inspire more people to engage on this issue. We have additional resources on our website that outline what you as an individual can do about nuclear weapons."
If only someone could get these maps over to Donald Trump, maybe he'd stop insulting the leader of North Korea on Twitter.