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2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 01:33 AM

So do you think the prophecies of the Mayans, and more obscurely: Nostradamus, will unfold?
Do you think it will be the end of the world?
A "New Age"?
Or is it some crazy mumbo jumbo?

Here's what I think will happen if anything happens at all(which is very unlikely):
A failure of technology caused by the switching of Earth's poles is due soon. The poles have switched before. Then nuclear war will be triggered.
And then people will be forced to live like savages, and that's if they take the preparation to survive the nukes and if they live in rural areas nobody will care about bombing, they'll only get affected by fallout.

So what do you guys think will happen?

Re: 2012 - Bob Dole - 03-02-2008 01:42 AM

I doubt nukes will be fired. It requires active detonation.

Re: 2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 01:47 AM

That's what they want you to think... Laugh

Seriously though, I'm going to bomb proof my basement or something. Do what people did in the Cold War.

Re: 2012 - youvebeenthunderstruck - 03-02-2008 01:48 AM

The Earth's poles have already switched and nothing happened.

Re: 2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 01:49 AM

When? A long time ago when we weren't so reliant on technology.

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-02-2008 01:49 AM

I think its just another Y2K scare. However on the off hand I dont think it would be nuclear, Im thinking more of mass riots in which government dissolves. The world will be split into 'clans' so to speak, war will be waged on open ground and almost everyone is a combatant, I picture somthing like gone with the blastwave

Re: 2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 01:53 AM

You know the Mayans predicted technology would phail.
That's really the only way it could: The poles switching.

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-02-2008 01:59 AM

not true, i dont remember where but I read somthing that said by then a $1000 computer would be able out compute the human mind. So tech could hypotheticly become self aware. A virus could be unleased.... tech is very falible

Re: 2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 02:42 AM

Something bad could happen with technology and bad things would happen.

Unless the whole thing is a bunch of crap, of course.

Re: 2012 - Albatross - 03-02-2008 03:06 AM

Weswammy Wrote:So do you think the prophecies of the Mayans, and more obscurely: Nostradamus, will unfold?

Nostradamus's predictions if true require way more things to happen before the end, such as the fall of the catholic church which doesn't seem likely within the next four years...

Re: 2012 - thewake - 03-02-2008 03:22 AM

Many people don't believe 2012 will be the end of the world, but the beginning of a New Age.

Re: 2012 - Rebelnerd - 03-02-2008 04:58 AM

If the Mayans were so smart, how come they're dead???

Re: 2012 - KittyKatBlack - 03-02-2008 06:13 AM

Why would anything have to happen in 2012? It could just be another year.

Re: 2012 - i-am-the-liquor - 03-02-2008 11:22 AM

this 2012 bullshit is jsut going to be like y2k, just watch

Re: 2012 - Rebelnerd - 03-02-2008 11:33 AM

Wolf on Mescaline Wrote:cause they were like, "oshi-, wite ppl r comin, we g2g."
they were gone well before the spaniards. i think it was something more like "i'm looking into the future and OHSHIT mel gibson's gonna make a fucking twisted insane movie about us, we'd better gtfo cuz i don't wanna be around to deal with that."

on an unrelated tangent, we had to read the an article in spanish class about this. it was the stupidest thing ever; the only person in the room who cared about education less than the students was the teacher and nothing got done.

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-03-2008 12:29 PM

wolf has a point. It doesnt not have to be the apacolypse, we could symply fall out as the dominant species. ANYTHING could happen

Re: 2012 - JeeFo - 03-04-2008 01:29 AM

Of course something will happen in 2012 !
Romania is going to switch it's coin to Euro ! YUPI !

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-04-2008 03:56 AM


Re: 2012 - Ariadnae Basilisk - 03-04-2008 08:12 AM

I don't think that 2012 will be the end of the world, it would be the end of an era. Perhaps Capitalism will crumble, or the Church will dissolve. Hell, maybe Africa will unite and crush the west in a massive military invasion.

What I think is most likely, however, is that China will replace the United States as the new Superpower.

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-04-2008 09:14 AM

right.... Russia is probably thier number one enemy. I can see a russian invasion of china if that happens

Re: 2012 - undergroundrevolutionary - 03-04-2008 11:13 AM

russia would get raped by china. China has wayy too many ppl

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-04-2008 02:07 PM

They have the largest active military however they are running on outdated equipment. Russia has top of the line forces and from what I hear Have a constant strike force to invade them, despite both being communists at one point they NEVER got along

Re: 2012 - Double - 03-04-2008 05:45 PM

Lol and Russia has just used up several Billions just to "Renovate" their military forces. I suppose the arm's race is still on between the super powers, as it will always be, but the western countries have gotten a really twisted way of looking at the russians, thx to mr. Bond. But we don't report how much the US uses on military advancement. Just a note.

About 2012: Now that it's approaching, new "how the world could go extinct" theories pop up every day. I'd probably just wait and see, there's not much we can do about it anyways. And if we tried we'd probably just subconciously make it our own extinction either way.

Anyways, gotta save the planet from Global Warming first Biggrin Let's get to it!

Re: 2012 - JeeFo - 03-05-2008 03:24 AM

I think that Russia is above China. They have up-to-date equipment, but most important they have more capable man to carry a war . (At least imo)

And yes, global warming is also a big problem. But I don't think we can stop this, because the industry is still evolving, and I don't think that someone can stop this, because money is into this, and stopping the industry will mean that rich people won't be rich anymore, and as you may now, rich people run things. Biggrin

Re: 2012 - Alucard483 - 03-05-2008 03:48 AM

Ya, while china DOES have a bigger force, I doubt that they are as well trained

Re: 2012 - monkey - 03-05-2008 10:30 AM

well we can wait till 2012 and if nothing happens, like a world wide nuclear war or other apocaliptic stuff we know it's a lie. And if it does we will be dead.

Re: 2012 - dreamer... - 03-05-2008 12:30 PM

Personally, i'm hoping to meet some extraterrestrials (well-meaning ones). The whole end of the world apocalyptic thing just doesn't appeal to me.

Re: 2012 - thoughtmaker - 03-06-2008 03:04 AM

if it does happen, i hope it´s a zombie apocalypse. that´d be sweet Cool

Re: 2012 - Albatross - 03-07-2008 05:45 AM

lol i thought this was supposed to be semi serious.

Re: 2012 - Thotwater - 03-07-2008 02:22 PM

It's possible, I suppose, but people have been trying to predict the end of the world for ages, and no one has been right so far. I doubt that 2012 will be any different...though I think it's more likely that the world would end than the entire human race becoming enlightened or something.