Not to get anyone depressed if the end of the world as we know it gets you down, but if this is in fact the last year us humans will dominate the planet, then I would like to know your view on how you think the world would end. And do you plan on surviving it?
This is just a hypothetic question.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
I heard some guy in the street say 2012 is the year it will rain bunnies. But then I heard NASA say that there will be no bunny rain.
Now I choose to disregard absolutely every piece of information surrounding this subject, because NASA said there’ll be no bunnies.
Infallible, I know.
It would make sense that some kind of superbug virus hits the world that results in the development of a vaccine that saves the survivors, only for the long term effects of that vaccine result in the reproductive sterilisation of said survivors.
“Why believe that 2012 will be the year the world ends when the same stupid humans have been claiming apocolapyses previously on other dates that never happened and people have claimed Jesus’s second coming and they weren’t right. NASA are credible scientists that are the best people to believe as they are actually trying to calaculate if the apocolypse will happen rather than spread rumours and made up stories that 2012 is the year.”
I’ll give you the most obvious reason.
They don’t know the definition of the word apocalypse and are trying to gauge their expectations based on ignorance and pride.
Apocalypse is a direct translation for the word “revelation”, sometimes translated as “lifting the veil”.
Putting your beliefs in scientists who are probably no smarter than you or I, perhaps even less intelligent considering the bias that will handicap their perspective due to their line of work, is foolish. Atleast research what it is they’re trying to tell you before believing them based on their profession of all things.
My friend showed me this.
In 2005, it was the chinese year of the chicken.
We had bird flu that year.
In 2009 it was the year of the pig.
We had swine flu that year.
2012 is the year of the dragon.
(Actually 2009 is year of cow, but, well, it is close enough)
It’s kind of stupid that people think they really know. It could happen, or it couldn’t..but people aren’t realizing that it could happen at any given moment. People are not using their time wisely. If you knew for certain the world would end in a few days..you’d go out there and do some shit. People are going to be fighting about the Apocalypse until it actually happens..and then we will realize we wasted all our precious time.
@Tom, because every day should be treated like the last day. It doesn’t matter. Even in the face of the biggest “apocalypse” story that has ever been crafted, people refuse to treat these days like their last days. Like I said, people will be fighting about the Apocalypse until it happens. And mime is right, apocalypse doesn’t even mean the “end of the world” It’s a veil that has been lifted from the mass majority. Look around, people are waking up. Ground breaking theories are finally reaching the masses. The average joe finally knows about quantum mechanics, and therefore the world view of the average joe is shifting.
Neo-sodom will be destroyed, the rudra of giants will be woken up from its slumber and killed, the air will be purified, the rudras of the aquarians and reptilians will be woken up and killed, the oceans will be purified, part of the danan continent will fall down to earth, the rudra of danans will be woken and killed. The danan ark will be stolen by the human rudra, who will soon be killed as well. Then, Mitra will awaken on the moon and the rudra of the new race will be activated and start exterminating mankind. How do I plan to survive? If I were a human I would hide among the danan survivors, but since I am the new rudra I will complete my task and make this world the perfect world for the new species, the manimals.
The failed S.o.l.d.i.e.r experiments will reactivate and start gathering the pieces of Jenova, and seek out the ancient city to steal the black materia. At the same time, society will start falling apart as the leaders exploit the mako and try to take over the world, among them will be a wicked scientist who is the creator of the S.o.l.d.i.e.r.s and without the others knowing he will work on his own agenda, which is the same as that of his creations. Soon the world will summon Weapon, the great beasts that protect this planet. The Weapons will be destroyed, Sephiroth will rise out of the lifestream in the promised land and all the failed experiments will reunite with him. When his power is great enough, he will summon the meteor, it will smash the earth into a million pieces.
If the metor is stopped, Lavos will awaken and destroy the world shortly. My plan to survive is to take shelter in the Bangor dome.
The world will end as we know it if everybody treats everyday like their last day. No one would go to work, heaps of people would start riots, rape, kill, do whatever they like because there would be no consequence. The whole world would just stop functioning, there would be no water, electricity, gas, Internet, etc.
I truly don’t see anyone fighting about the apocalypse, the worst thing happening right now is probably people trying to exploit it – selling books, bunkers, etc
@mime, come on, you can’t base your whole argument on the definition of how NASA uses a word…Maybe the person who wrote the article for NASA is using everyday language so the lay person can understand. Mention the word ‘apocalypse’ to anyone, and they will think it means the end of the world. It doesn’t matter what the original meaning of the word is, it is how we use it in the current situation that is important.
There will be no 2012 apocolypse, read this from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
I’m not sure how most people tend to associate the word apocalypse with the end of the world?
(“lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception
If anything, 2012 will be a revelation of human awareness. Hopefully with the use of internet, we can spread information faster than ever, and raise planetary consciousness. Hopefully we realize the importance of human life and our symboitic relatationship with the Earth. Then maybe we can unveil these imaginary boarders (nationality, race, religion, social status), that the wealthy elite would like us to believe exist; and actually start working together as a global community that benifits us all.
In light of this definition, I always wondered what Zombie Apocalypse would actually mean. Were we all zombies all along, a never realized it?
“The world will end as we know it if everybody treats everyday like their last day. No one would go to work, heaps of people would start riots, rape, kill, do whatever they like because there would be no consequence. The whole world would just stop functioning, there would be no water, electricity, gas, Internet, etc.”
Thank you! I hate it when people say “live everyday like your last.” Your life would be a huge mess and you would never learn to persevere or be committed to something or be disciplined. Everyone should appreciate every moment of life for what it is.
As for the apocalypse, I’m hoping for zombies. My little brother and I decided the best weapon for killing zombies would definitely be a light saber. But I’ll probably just have to go with a cross bow. :)
LOL @ Mime,
Maybe because revelation is followed by destruction.
Did you get that definition from wikipedia? you forgot to copy the other part of the definition: “By extension, apocalypse can refer to any End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general.” The definition of the word Apocalypse is mostly associated to chaos and destruction.
And the keyword in your post is ‘most people’. the English language is alive and evolving, the meanings of words change. Gay used to mean happy, and here are more examples… http://writinghood.com/style/grammar/eight-words-which-have-completely-changed-their-meaning-over-time/
Everyone that got the swine flu shot turns into zombies that can only talk while running backwards. I plan on opening a can of whoop ass on those zombies and door checking a good friend of mine because I promised him I would after I informed him he would become a zombie from getting the shot. I can’t wait its gonna be a fun time driving around with a snow plow splattering zombies into indistinguishable roadkill.