How to destroy the entire Universe (Synopsis)

“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” -Darth Vader

Supervillains always disappoint me. With ambitions like murdering a single human, destroying a city, or endangering all life on the planet, they’re always thinking small. Where are the great, ambitious evildoers — real or mythological — seeking to destroy everything in all of existence?

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Dana Berry.
Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Dana Berry.

Recently, Stephen Hawking came out and proposed the following scenario: that the Higgs field exists in a metastable state, which might decay into a more stable one, destroying the Universe along with it. But is this at all probable, and if so, is there anything we can do about it?

Image credit: via http://universe-review.ca/I15-46-vacuumenergy.jpg.
Image credit: via http://universe-review.ca/I15-46-vacuumenergy.jpg.

Find out the truth behind the claims, along with a real way that we could, in a deliberate and controlled fashion, destroy the Universe ourselves should we choose to do so!