posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 06:11 PM
I have been lurking here for a long time, and had to reply to this thread, because I just saw that History Channel program where they talked about
2012 and the predictions: the I Ching, the Delphian Oracle, Hopi tribe... And the web bots.
All very interesting, even though they claimed that the Book of Revelations was written by the Apostle John, when in reality it was written nearly
hundred years later. (Oh well, at least they did get the Emperor Nero part right.)
I was pretty fascinated by the concept of the web bots. Naturally I have read the predictions every now and then (I´m not really a good conspiracy
theorist -I live in a very boring little country- and I guess I suck in being a decent "doomer", too) but the way of making these predictions has
always been a bit hazy. So, I learned that these bots simply go (surf?) around the Net, collecting bits and pieces from just about everywhere.
Apparently the main focus is on the "hot" topics and everything that is going currently round, putting it all together in order to figure out the
bigger picture for the future.
Fine. There was only one thing that made me wonder a bit. (Perhaps I think too much, I relly cannot help it.)
What is the most talked-about thing in the Web? The hottest topic of them all? That ubiquitous matter? The Great Ever-Present?
...that´s right. Pr0n. (You know that Avenue Q song, right? About the Internet?) No matter what I google, where ever my surfings take me, pr0n. I
might try to search "medieval damsel dress" and get offerings from "Hot Russian Twins Tied!" or "Hot Asian Import Model Camgirls!" If it exists,
someone has already made an adult movie about it. It is literally everywhere.
I´m a straight woman, pretty vanilla, too, so I´m not really interested about most of the stuff. But a question remains: how can it be that this
phenomenon does not appear on the web bot predictions? Doesn´t it show up somewhere? I mean, this should be obvious. Let´s face it: considering the
amount of adult stuff in the Web, we all should be having a huge shagfest, as they say in UK.
So. Why aren´t predictions like these coming true? Where are those acrobatic young men with oiled bodies and husky voices? Not in my bed, I can tell
you. Dammit, I feel like I should complain to the management or something.
(On a slightly more serious note, as someone once said: "Predicting is hard. Predicting future is even harder." He was either very wise. Or very
drunk. The jury is still out on that one.)