posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 10:52 PM
I think one reason that it felt like more hype for Y2K is because it was a more real or tangible idea to your everyday person.
It was about computers and electronics who's BIOS clocks were not designed to go past 1999 and that our dependency on these things was going to cause
mass chaos with planes dropping out of the sky, nuclear weapons self launching, and financial institutions having their financial data whipped out.
That seems a lot more likely to happen to your average Joe on the street than saying that the world is going to end (or civilization is going to
end/change massively) on December 21, 2012..........because a Mayan calendar made a very long time ago will end it's long count on that day.
I think that there has been hype however, but it's just spread out more over a longer period of time. I mean you even had Hollywood make a movie
about it who's title was even "2012".
I don't think you're going to see anything in the media about it as much simply because: there is nothing to report. They report the news, but they
don't try to tie it in with some doomsday prediction.
Instead, that's the job of the 2012 doomsayers, which you do find a huge mass of online.
But your average people aren't glued to YouTube channels all the time (even though it seems like it sometimes), or hanging out all the time in online
forums like here and other places.
They're all going about their lives just like they always have. Tell them that a computer problem might wipe out their bank account, and yah, you'll
get their attention and it will be in the news a lot.
Tell them that the world is going to end because a Mayan calendar has reached the end of it's long count?
You'll get a strange look and they'll go about their business.