The Americans, Chinese, and Turkish have the world's sharpest sense of impending doom, according to a new international survey: roughly one in five adults in Turkey and the U.S. believes that the world will end in this lifetime; in China, one in five believes Armageddon will arrive in 2012. Worldwide, one in 10 fears the world will end in 2012.
Not everyone is so morose--only 6 percent of French people think they'll live to see the end of the world, and just 4 percent of Germans and Indonesians believe in the 2012 doomsday predicted (at least ostensibly) by the Mayan calendar.
Check out GOOD Magazine's full infographic on the poll's results here.
so i personaly demand those 1/10th to give me all their money for the redemtion !!!
bored? lets go mine the stars... ^^
Interesting that this (probably completely incorrect) survey says a significant amount of people think the world will be come to an end in the next 84'ish days.
Get to crackin' Armageddon, you're time is running out!
Yes, it will surely end for those who die this year, unfortunately.
According to scripture, armageddon is God's war on evil through Jesus.... what's to be feared from that?
If I were the praying sort, I might even pray '....thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven.'
But them most that intone those phrases don't really believe anyway, otherwise the world wouldn't be as fucked up as it is.
Bring it on.
I am not surprise given a plague or some other disaster, there is a tiny percentage that instinctive knows to run for cover and cover their asses!
Thank God for installing good instincts in our DNA chemistry from the cosmos alien above and the few chosen human species will continue.
Oh those Sumerians and those pesky writings on their walls, how we modern humans make a choice to ignore that we were made and our DNA modified to survive. While I too, feel an impending doom among humanity, I also feel in the long run, out dear Lord and cosmos aliens made us well and yes we will continue. ;)
Now here is the really strange part, on Earth we have 7 billion souls\humans an in our legacy, we will pass on and instill to those in the not too far future, continuous reason of killing ourselves and the planet. Just think, none of us 7 billion alive today will be alive in 120 years and yet we cannot stop the repeated learned cycle of violence. Now that is one strange inheritance of human to pass on, WoWzers!
HUMANS. Human species. We are not different throughout the world. However, in our imagination, we make lines of difference, history, culture and religion. By the way, religion is a human made invention too. It may have it's Devine source, but it’s all written down by us humans.
We do and have the potential to solve our own problems, within our lifetime. Still, mere stubbornness, selfishness, self-rightishness will win. Now there are those tiny itty-bitty few in power that control us too. However, if, we take the time and force the vote of the majority, a democratic voice, we might actually stop the continuous violence in the world.
Armaggedon will not occur in 2012 but in 2013. As the prime minister of Isreal Benjamin Netanyahu so aptly put it in his speech before the United Nations a week ago or so, the world only has about 6 months (approx. till next summer) before Iran enriches sufficient material to build its first nuclear bomb. It goes without saying that Israel will never allow this to happen as it will be the first target of the radical Islamist regime in charge of the govt there. So a pre-emptive Isreali strike is in order. As Russia & China already made it clear that they would defend Iran, the U.S. will be drawn into the confict as we are Isreal's closest ally thus fullfilling Biblical prophecy of Revelations & numerous other prophets thru out the ages such as Nostradamus to name one. Just thought you'd like to know...
The only Armageddon I fear is that of Arm-an-Idiot.
Too many idiots running around buying up guns thinking the world is going to end and that just raises the risks of them making a stink when the world doesn't end and their broke and they use those guns to get even with everyone they think ripped them off!
I don't think the world will end or that the four horsemen will show up ringing in the apocalypse, but... what I know for a FACT is that almost the entire world is living in debt. Even if you are a frugal spender and have no personal debt, our U.S. federal gov't has seen fit to take out more then $50,000 in your name. That means that we are one of the most indebted nations in the world and that a family of 4 has the equivalent of a moderate mortgage floating over their head on top of all of their personal debt. What will happen is that we will either be forced to claim bankruptcy and millions suckling the tit of the state will become violent, or we will choose to print enough money to cover our debts and see hyperinflation that will devalue all of your savings to the point that it would be cheaper to wipe your arse with ones than with toilet paper. Either option will lead to rioting and death.
Have a nice 2013 everyone! Remember, Obama has taken our debt from 8 trillion to 16 trillion in just under 4 short years! Just imagine how much more debt we can pile on if he gets another 4 years. I can't wait... But don't think I'm pushing the "Obama light" on the Republican ticket. Romney wouldn't ever truly fix our blight and the one man willing to run for the office who would take bold steps to address this problem has been kept off off of the ballots.
Blaming Obama is a focal point for your stress and others, and is a distraction from the reality that one person could of caused so much harm or the inevitable bankruptcy that is about to happen.
The reality, this thing was 50 years in the making by many and both political parties. However, point blame for poor manufacturing does nothing as you see your boat about to go over a waterfall.
You need to focus NOW on survival of as many as you can!
In addition, with the after math, much will suffer and we need to plan to that after math of chaos as well.
Just face realities and be most useful!
The Myan calander repeats itself. December 21st 2012 is just the end of a cycle!
December 22nd is the start of a new calander; NOT the "end of the world"!
It's true there is no evidence for the world coming to an end this year, but to suppose we could be annihilated in the next 100 years is not so completely preposterous to consider. 100 years ago WWII was completely unfathomable; if you told people there would be a war with millions upon millions of casualties with bombs blowing up entire cities dropped from flying metal birds, they would have told you that sounded like Armageddon.
We live in a world with 100's of nuclear reactors, many of which have admitted they are not adequately prepared to weather certain disasters. A recent analysis, for example, suggested that at least 50 American reactors were at significant risk of melting down in the event of a prolonged power grid failure. Or put another way, a sufficiently strong solar flare could result in enough nuclear radiation to leave much of the developed world uninhabitable.
These people who live in bunkers every day to survive 'The Reckoning' and meet Jesus may be foolish, but shrugging off the general lack of preparation for a catastrophic event isn't a whole lot better.
The human race is most definitely capable of wiping itself out within the next hundred years. As mentioned above, nuclear war really isn't necessarily that far away. Iran and Israel could very well spark WWIII and I don't think anyone in their right mind will have to question what that would do to the planet or the human race.
Still possible is that hackers/some terrorist group could annihilate the New York Stock Exchange or some similar system. An interesting thought experiment I've had for a while is regarding this very sort of thing. As humans increase in population, a roughly linear amount of psychopaths/mentally deranged individuals that wish to destroy society come into being. The problem is that their potency is not proportional, but exponential.
This makes me question if the human race and its criminals might actually be its own carrying capacity, that is, crime itself may impose hard limits on population, stopping our growth before environmental factors do.
Such a possibility could ground the human race from space perhaps indefinitely and would perhaps explain the Fermi Paradox.
Now, I have no idea what number might be the threshold where hackers and terrorists begin to reign supreme and governmental superpowers cannot stand. Perhaps 10 billion, perhaps 14.
If humanity survives the next 50 years, I honestly think that terrorists and hackers will be the only true threat remaining to the human race (barring things like alien invasion, meteors, gamma ray bursts, etc). Governments as we know them now are structured to defend against other governments and deal well in macro-level engagements but are generally lackluster in dealing with micro-level engagements.
Fail, fail, and...well fail again. 2012 is from the Mayans. After correctly calculating the date they predicted, factoring leap year.....it should have been 2012 last year. Plus the calendar is cyclical...it doesn't end... All I hope is that if Armageddon does occur in my lifetime that I stay in this universe and not the parallel one it creates :D
Those people, who live the simplest, will always survive.
And for those who worry about calendars, I just you just toss yours out and begin to live for today.
No worries. ;)
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Mmm, sorry, robots do not interview, we augment.
Besides, I am not that special, I am one, I am many; we are legion. ;)
Now in the dark, glowing red eyes pear out of a window, as positronic brain contemplates future manufacturing thousands other robotics like him with the clicking sound of electro mechanical hands ringing over them again and again....
My God, it seems robots have learned to troll D: Yep, the world's gonna end x_x
And what postitive thing have you added to this article?
they also found a well preserved cave that shows the a mayan calendar going THOUSANDS of years past 2012. And who is to say WHAT is the end of the world. the earthquake in haiti to the haitians could have been the end of the world. And as lng as there is one living organism left, the world technically hasnt said "the end". But Laws of attraction are strong, so be careful what you attract to yourself!!!
Fiscal Armageddon only leads to social unrest - and social unrest is a swiftly solving problem, as it tend to be violent only the the population point of re-establishing normality. (Historically, look to social upheavals like the Hunnic invasion or sociatal colapse like the fall of Rome).
Nuclear Armageddon is far less likely, and would really be far worse than anything humanity has ever done to itself before, but far better than the literature and prognosticators would imply. Radiation is not the boogy-man it is made out to be and substantial population would survive even the worst case scenarios (the devastating nuclear winter being far more deadly than the actual blasts themselves).
Disease Armageddon is on of the most likely of the TEOTWAWKI scenarios, but since it comes with the least devestation, it leaves a world that would quickly rebound.
A Cosmic Armageddon would be the most naturally devestating, and thus, is fearful (it has happened before), but is mathmatically miniscule as a risk.
A Divine Armageddon, by definitions, breaks any rules you would set upon it. Being unavoidable and unendurable, it is not worth worrying about.
The most interesting thing about the Mayan calendar is not the end date, but the beginning date. The Mayan culture was around 900AD, but the beginning date of the Mayan calendar begins 3114 BCE.
This suggest to me, that an outside influence gave the Mayans the calendar, with a prior knowledge of a past event relative important to the outsider.