Alright, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, metaphorically, the year 2012 is the Mayan Y2k. Everyone remember Y2k? Everyone (well, not everyone,
but. . .) FREAKED out. A lot of people were convinced all of our computers were gonna fail we were gonna be kicked back to the bronze age and become
post-apocalyptic nomadic cannibal gunslingers beyond Thunderdome. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
Life went on, much like it always had, no catastrophic events, negligible instances of computer failure, and the traffic light system was reset to the
year "79." (Did anyone else hear that? I heard they didn't ACTUALLY fix a lot of the traffic computers. . .if it's true, I hope someone
remembers in 18 years or so. . .anyway, that's neither here nor there.)
Don't get me wrong, I feel like Y2k had alarming potential destruction, but everyone pulled together, fixed what had to be fixed and the human race
has had another little near-catastrophic "caper," which are somewhat common in human history. Everytime you turn around, mankind has painted itself
into a new hole, or dug itself into a corner, or something.
Which leads me to our next misadventure. 2012. The Mayans developed a timekeeping system which modern man has determined does not have enough bits.
That's right, in December of 2012, all Mayan timepieces are going to crash and report that it's the year 0, (or possibly year 1, depending on who
you ask. Those crazy Mayans). This means that ALL TIME DEPENDENT MAYAN TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO CRASH!
With the mind-numbing lack of programmers fluent in the language of the Ancient Mayans, mankind has no chance to "narrowly avert" this catastrophe.
We have deviated too far from our Mayan brothers and sisters to possibly patch their technology. . .
But seriously, I don't have any compelling evidence that anything more catastrophic than Y2k is going to happen. I've searched around the other
"2012" topics and haven't found the level of conversation I was looking for so far. I'm sorry if this is a redundant thread, but most of what I
read looked like absolute lunacy.
Also, I'm sorry if you're bright and posted on one of those other 2012 threads, perhaps I overlooked your insight?
Personally, clock ending aside, I haven't been able to find anything that the MAYANS said about 2012. Maybe it's a historical cover-up, or maybe
I'm just not looking in the right places, but it looks like modern man has spun the Mayans information and prophecy out of control to fit their own
From what I've seen, the Mayans themselves apparently had their own "Doomsday Episodes" every 50 years or so when their shorter calendars cycled.
Is 2012 the "REALLY REALLY Endtimes" for them?
The Mayans seem to be an advanced people for their time period, but they also seem to be wrought with fear and superstition.
Also, I've noticed a lot of people here who seem to genuinely believe that we're either "Entering a Golden Age for Humanity" or "Going to Hell in
a Handbasket" when 2012 rolls around. I'm yet to see anything that supports either idea to me, and everyone seems to be rather ambiguous about what
"it" is gonna be.
I would like this to be a forum for free speech concerning this topic. I personally am not going to attack anyone for what they say here. I ask that
no one else does either. I've noticed a lot of mud-slinging between people with differing ideas on the subject (i.e. the spiritual vs. the
technological tribes) and also some agressive skepticism. I ask that this stays to a minimum. Skepticism is welcome, and is a good reality check,
but please be civil about it.
If you post a theory related to someone else's research or beliefs, please reference that person or group. If you wish to express wild conjecture,
please exercise a healthy degree of logic and add some supporting ideas.
My ideas are on the table (initial satire aside), please post yours.