Possibly because, as humans, perceiving time, and perceiving things as having a definite beginning and end, we must think i terms of beginnings and
ends....of anything, everything. It's our nature. It is, true, ingrained in our psyche, the concept of beginnings and ends, cycles, etc. People, IMO,
tend to take personal systems and project them onto a larger construct. Like in the film Donnie Darko. The world will end in X amount of days, but it
is simply individual, personal, a microcosm that doesn't necessarily translate to the macrocosm. Some might say mis-perception.
Web bot, however, from what i know, bases its "predictions" by sifting through the things that people say/type/post, the individual parts which could
very well be representative of the "whole," at least as we see it, but may not necessarily reflect actuality--or reality. Almost like a hypothesis
bases upon the known perceived data, which is never 100% accurate.
Other people tap into a timeless reality where the possibilities are infinite, and possibly they too see one possibility, and describe it as *the*
true possibility that will come to pass, without realizing that since it has yet to pass, the options are open.
The again, there is the fear factor, people predicting doom. And people wanting to be *the* messenger.
Or it could be that the simple fact of illumination/bringing the possibility to light, and the energy of many people focusing on it, changes it.
Perhaps this why the phrase "like a thief in the night" has such merit.
As with quantum reality, perhaps it changes as we expose/perceive/acknowledge it? Perhaps that saves us, in a sense?
Just a short preliminary rambling, upon which i could, and may or may not, expand.
edit on 14-1-2011 by Liquesence because: additional thought