Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apocalypse now

It's 2012 next year and if you're to believe the Mayan calendar or the Bible or numerous other prophets it's due to be the end of the world. There are those who believe that current turmoil, starting with Egypt and Tunisia, in the Middle East is a sign of the Armegeddon yet to come. The doomsday clock is currently close to midnight. Oil is running out, the ice-caps are melting, the climate is changing in a way we cannot predict, polar bears are dying out, wars are breaking out, birds dropping from the sky, Google (aka Skynet) is preparing for judgement day, the ground is tearing apart, countries are pointing nuclear war-heads at eachother, the coral reefs are disapearing, fish stocks are on verge of collapse, Bees are disapearing threatening our global ecology, China is on the rise set to over-take from the USA (Cold war II anytime?) and Britain are in charge of the LoOlympics.

All in all it's an uncertain future... apocolypse, I'd say not, but a time of revolution, history making, change and potentially a milestone in our history that will affect the planet for thousands of years yet to come?
Perhaps we should pray that aliens invade and sort things out.

I try to look at things in a positive way and assume that we'll wipe ourselves out when we're good and ready and not at a set time defined by which ever deity you may herald. I am not alone in this outlook but there are plenty of people out there who will probably spend the next year forming theories, starting cults and proclaiming prophecies of doom and destruction. I'm looking forward to seeing what emerges over the next months / years.
Catption: You knew there would be cats in here somewhere!

Unlike during the time of the Mayans there will be a bigger role for digital this time around. At the time of writing, if you search "Apocalypse" on Twitter you mostly get references to Zombie Apocalypse. A subject dear to my heart which I have written about before. I'm starting to wonder if Zombie Apocalypse is as likely as I first thought. Still if you want to watch for the Apocalypse I'd say watch for it trending on Twitter first.

Who will take over after?

Point of this article? None!

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