Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Web predicts the End of the World

It seems we only have 4 years left to exist. And although the End of Days has been predicated and chanted throughout history many times over, this one may possible have some merit.

Another example of the power that resides within the internet. We've always argued to potential customers who are not online that their businesses will undoubtedly (and eventually) suffer from not having a website to promote themselves. This is probably even more true in the Web 2.0 era.

The following content has been pilfered from another blog (Mirror of Aphrodite), but I'm repeating it on my blog because I watched a Discovery channel documentary this past weekend eliciting this very same content.

Maybe some of you have heard of The Web Bot Project, but for those of you who have not, it's quite intriguing. The Web Bot Project, developed in the late 1990's, was created to assist in making stock market predictions.

The technology uses a system of spiders to crawl the Internet and search for keywords, much like a search engine does. When a keyword is located, the bot program takes a snapshot of the text preceding and following the keyword. This snapshot of text is sent to a central location where it is then filtered to define meaning.

The projects concept is aimed at tapping into the "collective unconscious" of the universe and it's inhabitants. As well, there is an interesting time concept involved and an unusual concept of a "tipping point" regarding the past, current, and future times. It goes a bit deeper than viewing what those of us on the Internet are saying.

But in 2001, bot operators began to notice that stock market predictions were not the only matters being accurately predicted by the program. They began to take notice of coincidence with occurrences and explored it further.

One of the first accurate predictions from the bot program took place in June of 2001. The program predicted that a life altering event would take place within the next 60-90 days. An occurrence of such proportion that it's effects would be felt worldwide. The program based it's prediction on "web chatter" which ultimately represents the collective unconscious of society.

Regrettably, the bot program's prediction proved accurate and the Twin Towers fell on 9/11/2001.

Here's where it starts to become very interesting. The bot program also predicts a worldwide calamity taking place in the year 2012. For those of you who study astrology, prophecies, and the like, you may already be familiar with this date.

The Mayans were considered by many as great "seers" and built a society that focused it's studies on time, synchronicity, and consciousness. The Mayan calendar predicts that mankind will end in the year 2012. A period which also signifies the end of the current era in the Mayan calendar. But this end may represent a symbolic end - more so than a literal end. An end that refers to a shift in consciousness, such as a societal shift into a spiritual age from a scientific one.

Many have derived similar predictions from the I Ching or China's "Book of Changes." The I Ching was written in 2800 B.C. and is revered to this day in China. A gentlemen by the name of Terrence McKenna studied the I Ching intensely and began to see a pattern emerging. From that pattern he produced a time line graph and called it the "Time Wave Zero" theory.

Terrence's time line derived from the I Ching ended in the year 2012 - December 21, 2012 to be exact. The winter solstice.

Even more intriguing is the fact that many suggest that there is scientific evidence that points to a very rare astrological occurrence taking place the year of 2012. For millenia, the Mayans believed in the existence of a dark rift in the center of the Milky Way and considered it fact. Only recently did modern scientists discover that it actually does exist.

Many exist, however, in the center of our galaxy is a black hole. And in the year 2012, it is suggested that the sun and the earth will be in direct alignment with this black hole. Scientist speculate that magnetic shifts could take place as a result. In essence, it is theorized that the poles could reverse. The poles have shifted before and Einstein, himself, had suggested this pole shifting theory in 1955.

And I'm sure many of you have heard of Merlin the magician. Merlin was believed to be a Celtic shaman that many of his day considered a "crazed man of the forest." As a result, during those times he was referred to as "Merlin the Wild." But what many don't realize is that Merlin was considered Europe's greatest oracle or "seer."

Merlin predicted that the planets will "run riot" through the constellations. Completely off their normal paths of rotation. Scientists speculate that if this were to happen, it would be a result of the earth changing it's rotation - or the poles shifting.

Merlin also predicted that the use of "talking stones" would be taking place during this time. For those of you who don't know, stone is the basis of our modern technology. Quartz in particular. Quartz technology is used in cell phones as well as computers. Silicone quartz stores information that can then be retrieved.

Another interesting side note to this, that I will be discussing in an upcoming post, is the use of quartz by the Mayans. The Mayans coveted what were known as the crystal skulls. Skulls carved from natural quartz crystal. They claimed the skulls "talked" to them and gave them information. Could it be that they actually did? Based on our knowledge of the capabilities of quartz crystal and it's uses for technology - it seems quite possible. Hewlett Packard studied the skulls in 1970 and their results were startling.

The oldest tribe in the United States, the Hopi Indian tribe, believed that the world has been created and destroyed four times previously. The Hopi's believe that we are on the brink of the Fifth World. They predicted that this occurrence would be preceded by submersion (rising waters), the sun getting hotter (global warming), and earth occurrences (hurricane's, tornadoes, and mass flooding).

The Hopi's also predicted that the world at this time would be criss-crossed by a spider web, which could be likened to the Internet. They believed that the end of the Fourth World would be followed by the beginning of the Fifth World. The evolution of life requires violence.

Seems that these beliefs are in line with the predictions made from one of the greatest book of prophecies ever written - the Bible. And the Book of Revelations, in particular.
So sinners repent, and all that jazz. But we're likely do to more harm to ourselves by our blatant misuse of natural resources, polluting our planet, and not doing enough to stop an irreversible environmental meltdown.

One of the reasons why Red Dream Studios has adopted a "green" philosophy. We operate in a paper-free environment. And other than the power consumed to run our equipment, we are also carbon-free.


Wu_000 said...

I enjoyed this great post. Thanks

I am not sure how people get from ‘what is published on the net’ to ‘collective unconscious’.

What is published on the net is conscious. It predominantly stems from many conscious selves, or egos if you prefer.

It would appear to me that the predictions are based on the ‘collective conscious’. This also opens up interesting avenues of research. They might include ‘Collective determination of events’ perhaps through the power of belief and thought effecting the social and material world and ‘Self fulfilling collective prophecy’.

Additionally we cannot exclude the deeply social nature of our species and the results of research such as the problem of “How many hand shakes does it take to make a chain from an individual anywhere in the world to someone shaking the hand of the President of the United States?” Typically around eight handshakes I seem to remember. The results of research like this also points to rumour or fast communication across us all. Individual belief can very soon become widespread fact.

Wu_000 said...

Oh, I fluffed the explanation of my last point. I meant to say that this fast and powerful human communication can spread an important overheard comment around the world very quickly.
But let me put myself on the block too:
I have been involved in prediction for some thirty-five years and yes, in the hands of the skilled it does work to some degree. The film “The Minority Report” explores some of the issues of free choice versus fate and multiple different possible futures quite well. In short some furure events may be fixed and some features may be fairly fixed. Predictions of world catastrophic change then become a grave matter…
How sad it would be if our epitaph read, “They abandoned their freedom to create a future by self fulfilling a possible future of their own end.”
Very stimulating blog – more please!


Red Dream Studios said...

I understand what you're saying.

In my opinion, the notion of "prediction" is self-defeating. When someone knows the outcome, people will either do whatever they can to achieve that outcome, or avoid it (depending on whether the outcome is "good" or "bad").

I believe these web-bots are merely picking up the chatter about the end of days (since 2012 is so near, more and ever increasing amounts of dialog will be spoken about it) and surmizing it as a prediction. So that being said, wouldn't humanity do whatever it can to avoid such obviously predicted doom?