Saturday, January 2, 2010

2012 ponderings

Fractal time and the I Ching

Every once in a while I slip into thinking about "what if". I feel that Fractal time is a fairly good description of what's been happening with the pace of technology. I must admit, I was becoming a bit paranoid about "the end of the world" thing. But I recently read this line from this link pertaining to the recent 2012 movie: "The studio also launched a viral marketing website operated by the fictional Institute for Human Continuity, where filmgoers could register for a lottery number to be part of a small population that would be rescued from the global destruction. The fictitious website lists the Nibiru collision, a galactic alignment, and increased solar activity among its possible doomsday scenarios. David Morrison of NASA has received over 1000 inquiries from people who thought the website was genuine and has condemned it, saying "I've even had cases of teenagers writing to me saying they are contemplating suicide because they don't want to see the world end. I think when you lie on the Internet and scare children in order to make a buck, that is ethically wrong.' "

This pretty much opened my eyes to the hype surrounding a calamity in 2012. Something might happen, but I'm pretty sure the planet won't blow up, or come anywhere near the destruction that's been blathered about by doomsday prophets. As was once shared with me by a trusted friend, "Don't worry. Everything will be alright".