Being the astounding academic that I am, I tend to read quite a bit of dreadfully serious philosophy. By cross-referencing these completely legitimate sources, I have discovered that this world is indeed ripe for a reckoning. I cannot help but assume that Dr. Gene Ray is in fact the Nostradamus of our time, and only Randall Munroe can widely broadcast such a dire message. In less than a hundred years, war will be beginning. Dr. Gene Ray, himself above god, is of course immortal and will be the one to - in the colloquial - "set us up the bomb."
I doubt very much that Nostradamus was a huge fan of self-fulfilling prophecies, but if you want to be accurate you have to do it yourself; time is simply too fickle a mistress.