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2012: The end to the internet

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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2012: The end to the internet


www.osnews.com

According to research that's supposed to be published later this year, growing demand for Internet use will soon outstrip the stamina of the infrastructure supporting it, and the Internet will cease to be reliable by 2012. Complete anarchy will ensue, and the world will essentially end along with the Internet we created for it
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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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On top of everything else.....
They are predicting the end to the internet around 2012 and this will cause mass confusion and chaos.
I saw a thread about this from over a year ago but the video did not work.
I wonder how solid this prediction is.
I guess I do not need to be on the net when planetX, astroides, comets, solar flares, aliens,pole shifts, and WW3 are happening..

Any ideas?

www.osnews.com
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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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hey, I picked the "current news" folder but it seems it has posted under the Swine Flu area..Sorry... Help.


CX

posted on May, 1 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Just my opinion, but if the internet ended tomorrow, the world wouldn't end.

Yes there would be a lot of chaos, but not total world collapse. There was a world before the computer remember.

If the internet ended tomorrow, a lot of people would have no choice but to go out and experience life. Not a bad thing.

Personaly, i reckon that with all the trouble TPTB are going to to ensure we are monitored, i think the worst thing they could do is let the net go down. They'd either replace it, or not let it die.

It would be too difficult to keep an eye on everyone without the net.

CX.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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The rest of the article you linked to more or less debates the probability of such an event even being remotely possible.

I'd say the thinktank needs some ICT'ers. They seem to have no idea of backbones and routing tables. In addition, they're blaming the most silly sources possible: Youtube, people working from home, BBC's iPlayer.. It saddens me that you cannot see my face now as I feel I cannot express how silly such a statement is. Farout the most traffic on the internet is spam - blatant ugly ol' spam - and hardcore downloads for mirroring purposes etc.
Blaming anything on 'light-weight' services as the above reminds me very much of the statement that the internet is a series of tubes (by politician Ted Stevens in the USA). It's giggle-lisingly cute, but so, so wrong. And that's in the case that something is likely to happen .. don't get me wrong, I know the system is growing and it's tough to keep up. But all 'digital intersections' have very extensive controls that can limit the usage even per IP - so .. really.. I just don't know what they're going on about. Someone please, give them a networking manual ;]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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lol at if the internet ended you would have to experience life outside.

what a comment.

Do you know how much business today is done over the internet?

do you know how many companies would be destroyed, how many employees would be laid off? And these employees being laid off would also have to find another career path on top of that during a time when their multi-billion dollar making industry gets abolished DURING an economic crisis.

Once again... LOLLLLL



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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They are predicting the end to the internet around 2012 and this will cause mass confusion and chaos.


LOL!!! mass confusion and chaos, ok we are a totally dumb species but im sure we will get by without the internet. Although i read articles about a year ago that they want to make it pay as you go service.



According to research that's supposed to be published later this year, growing demand for Internet use will soon outstrip the stamina of the infrastructure supporting it


Now this is bull#! IF demand started getting to much its just a case of capping internet speeds from 50 MB to 10 MB DL/max for each customer. A few extra servers etc. Anyone that knows about computers and networks will know theres a conspiracy going on if this happens!



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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My thoughts exactly, im currently in school to get my computer science degree and if the internet went out it would be extremely difficult for me to find a job



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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computers would still be around, still networked. Just not connected to the internet. UPS / Royal Mail / Phone calls / Fax- theres ways round that problem for companies! if we lost phone and fax aswell as internet. Say hello to the dark ages.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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They will regulate and control the internet. Most likely to be used for government personnel only.

They will TAKE all the available bandwidth and thresholds to be used for a globally ran super computer to monitor digital banking, medical records, global ID, etc.

It wont be like it is now. Kind of scary.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Geez, I'm certain that no one has ever encountered a network bandwidth problem before.

When there's a housing shortage you..................build more houses.

D'oh



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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IMO they should just get rid off all the porn and spam on the web and that would free up about 95 percent of the internet.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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This will never happen, companies are already beefing up their internet capabilities. Think of Verizon and FIOS for example, various wireless hubs, upgrading of old routing equipment with Cisco etc. This theory assumes that no one is going to upgrade their stuff, which is preposterous.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by wonderworld
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They will regulate and control the internet. Most likely to be used for government personnel only.

They will TAKE all the available bandwidth and thresholds to be used for a globally ran super computer to monitor digital banking, medical records, global ID, etc.

It wont be like it is now. Kind of scary.


You do realize how absolutely impossible that is, right? You do know how big the internet is...right? The government trying to do that would be like plugging a mile wide hole with a stick of bubble gum.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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*yawn*

I remember a few years ago the big panic was that we were running out of IP addresses and that all hell would break lose once we ran out of those addresses, kind of odd that several years later the internet is still chugging along now. I don't buy into the nonsense then and I'm not about to start now. Networks grow and get updated all the time so somehow I doubt there will be no more updates to core routers, internet service providers and the like leading to a sudden catastrophic failure of the internet, it just doesn't happen like that.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Well for starters:

The guy writing this is making fun of the fact that even something of this nature could happen.

Secondly, there is more bandwidth available than ISP's could ever use to satisfy the world 3 times over.

Thirdly, IPv6 ensures that we would never run out of address range space.


In summation, I'm going to assume that this was meant as a joke because even the author of the paper you cited sees it as much lol



AB1



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by yellowcard

Originally posted by wonderworld
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They will regulate and control the internet. Most likely to be used for government personnel only.

They will TAKE all the available bandwidth and thresholds to be used for a globally ran super computer to monitor digital banking, medical records, global ID, etc.

It wont be like it is now. Kind of scary.


You do realize how absolutely impossible that is, right? You do know how big the internet is...right? The government trying to do that would be like plugging a mile wide hole with a stick of bubble gum.




My theory is based on a globalized government, loss of rights and freedoms.

Here are a few other theories.









posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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This news could be more true than people think:




Scientists have found two large leaks in Earth's magnetosphere, the region around our planet that shields us from severe solar storms.


There you have Prof. Michio Kaku speaking on Fox News quite recently about concerns of complete electrical system degradation come 2012, whereby all communications, satellites, televisions, phones, etc... Might all be disabled come 2012.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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Despite the fact that this gentleman has real world science credentials I suspect he is merely guessing at magnetics since he is known as a Futurist (see also: professional guesstimater) as well as one who holds an interest in areas of science that most reasonable people consider wonky such as time travel, precognition, etc. Not sure how much I believe anything he says when hes tied to such things.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Many websites say Earths Poles will shift during 2012 but this is not true. According to NASA, Planet pole reversals (not suns - which like ours can reverse poles quickly in a few years) take a few thousand years to complete, and during that time--contrary to popular belief--the magnetic field does not vanish - "It just gets more complicated"

NASA Themis Confirms Massive breach of Earth's Magnetosphere detected:




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