In 2006, www.2012predictions.net was set up to record predictions from many different sources about 2012. It included political and social predictions
as well as from other sources such as astronomy and New Age. It is a privately funded enterprise and has no commercial links. It carries no
advertisements apart from links to other sites of interest - no monies were received for doing this.
The data does not pretend to be scientifically based - obviously not every prediction that was ever made about 2012 is included in the website, and
some topics have far more predictions than others.
The topics on the website and percentages of predictions which appear to have been correct are as follows (the remainder were either incorrect,
impossible to verify, subjective or are ongoing). Many "correct" predictions in non-political, non-social and non-economic topics are those which
say the world will not end. Incorrect predictions in political, social and economic topics are often un-met targets and postponed or cancelled
projects - of which there were many.
Maya-related (including predictions from "experts"): 54%
New Age: 0%
Individuals' dreams and predictions: 4%
Predictions relating to extraterrestrials: 0%
Astrology (mostly that nothing will happen): 60%
Astronomy and space: 30%
Media, science and technology: 34%
London Olympic Games: 28%
Politics, social and economic - world: 13%
Politics, social and economic - different individual countries: 30%
Politics, social and economic - USA: 16%
Politics, social and economic - UK: 30%
Politics, social and economic - India: 10%
So what might be learned from this exercise?
- The human race is not very good at making accurate predictions, even when they themselves are in charge of making those things happen.
- There seems to be a lot more "news" about what MIGHT happen, rather than what actually does happen. Much of the former is sensationalist.
- Never believe everything you read, see or hear about.
So, no earth-shattering conclusions there!
If you want to see the predictions in detail, go to 2012 Predictions
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