This is a topic I devoted many months of research to, and I believe I can provide a different perspective.
First of all, all of you smart guys saying you cant wait for the Dec 22nd to gloat, your behaviour is an failing perspective for the future of
mankind, because you place your own egotistical desire for being right above the benefit of others. Your gloating will acomplish only bad feelings in
others and alienate them. Instead of doing that, you could perhaps try to first research what you are commenting on. And I don't mean research as
spending 30 minutes watching some discovery channel mumbo jumbo about the end of the world.
Thats just my frustration with cloned troll minded posts being spammed on every topic touching on 2012. I suspect government machines might be
actively clouding peoples judgement, and I dont care for people who post identical to government shills.
The source of this whole theory lies with the late, great Terrence McKenna. One of the most brilliant minds I have ever had the chance to listen to.
He was involved with shamanism, natural enteogenic plants and mushrooms, anthropology, philosophy, history, subconciouss, alchemy etc etc. The guy was
determined to present to us the vast wisdom of the shamans and the plants they worked with. He had a whole pack of land in Hawaii where he planted
those same plants from all over the wolrd to help keep them from extinction.
In one of his experiences he was given a glimpse into the nature of time, by an "alien intelligence", ie. something not within his own mind. He
spent years developing this theory, he had help from a distinguished mathematitian and used the scientific method to find/explain/predict the rising
and falling amount of novelty present in our world. The whole system was based on the Chinese I-Ching mathematical system of divination, that encodes
a lot of sacred geometry and math and is considered by people such as C.G.Jung as being a self-contious entity in itself, capable of giving apparently
extremely intelligent answers. This all gave birth to Novelty theory. That theory was based on a mathematical funtion that mapped the I-Chings king
Wen sequence, and matched it to the development of mankind. The function was correlated to some initial points in time, regarding the appearence of
our civilization, and it was found to match to a lot of historical events.
The interesting thing about it was, it had an ending. It was also placed in 2012, but in a different date. Later when he found out about the Mayan
Tzolkin, McKenna correlated the ending of the graph to 21.dec 2012. Now, mind you, his speculation went around a singularity, the machines, AI, and a
new collective age of interconnected mankind being born. You may find it funny, SF or stuff, but it is happening as we speak. Only a fraction of
people are aware of how powerful the internet can be, how profoundly it can change our world. Some of them are TPTB that want to control this power,
others, like McKenna wanted, want to utilize this power.
Now, mind you, what the dipping of the Novelty Function is, is not a literal end of the world per se, although it is acceptable as an extremely novel
event. We dont know what it is, but it is something being born. It could be hell on earth, it could be heaven on earth, but things are bound to
change, and drasticaly in a very short period of time, following 2012. The dipping of the graph says basicaly, that there are no possible predictions
by the I-Ching for that period. That is what allows speculation.
The father of the theory believed it had to do with the multiplication of information and thus knowledge and thus novelty, all facilitated by a
collective global mind. I also believe this to be the most transforming possibility.
A question of timing
Note however, that specific date is a needed mathematical barrier, but not in itself so important. It is the changes that lead into 21. dec 2012, that
can give a glimpse to the process that is ocuring. Everything is a process, meaning it takes time to manifest. Now, lets look at the birthday of Jesus
for example. For 99.999% people living at the time, it was a total nonevent. The next 30 years also. For some, his active years affected their lives,
but still for 99.9% they didn`t. Note however, after 2000 years, he is one of the most influential persons in all known history. This is what I expect
now as well, for many, many reasons.