Oh golly gee, more bullshit!
First, a quickie:
Give us an exact date so we can come back here and laugh at you....
Wait, what exactly are you saying will happen? Are we talking about your rockstar in three months fantasy, or have we moved on to some other crazy bullshit now? I want to be sure to laugh at you for the right thing.
Except 2012 was also predicted by the Incas, Aztecs, Chinese, Egyptians, Hindus and other ancient societies, that were all completely isolated from one another.
But hey, what did they know?
Since dank keeps referencing 2012, I've been using December 21st. December 31st is a perfectly acceptable substitute.
Oh, and dank, you realise that the whole 2012 thing is based, well, nothing, right? Calendars must logically have an end and the more reasonable people realize that what was probably intended was a addition to be added if and when they complete theirs.
The whole thing is a throwback to Y2K, where again nothing happened, but in that case there were little things like nukes, whole power grids and the banking system.
But hey, more fuel for your crazy fire, so I guess we'll run down the clock and laugh at you in due time.
Humans evolve with technology. We can gather information faster (google), we can process information faster (look at kids text compared to elderly), we can communicate information faster (internet). This means we can enact more change in a smaller amount of time, literally making time go faster.
I believe we are evolving exponentially, if what one believes is true, it will happen (it has been happening for me, in my life). You are free to stay in the lower frequency, if you choose.
You are so stupid it's not even funny. Let's look at your... proof.Humans evolve with technology:
Actually technology has outpaced human evolution on most fronts already. It takes whole teams full of people with IQs north of 150 (you know, for real) and a metric fuckton of tech to gain ever diminishing returns.We can gather information faster (google):
True, but then the much bigger problem of information management and triage rears it's ugly head, just as you so aptly demonstrate. There is also the whole issue of information pollution, but that'd fly right over your head if I tried to explain it, even if I try to dumb it down.We can process information faster (your version):
The physical act of typing shit is processing information now? Wow, you can't even keep you shit straight. Ok, ignore for a second that what you said makes no sense, kids type fast. So what? Muscle motherfucking memory. Repeat an action often enough and you get better at it. Tried knitting recently? I assure you your grandma is better at it then you.We can process information faster (the non-moron version):
Yes we can, but faster doesn't mean better or smarter. Cool, I can pull down the entire content of the library of congress in about 4½ days, and yes, ctrl-f'ing my way through is faster that looking up index cards, but at some point I can only read so fast, never mind comprehensibly read.We can communicate information faster:
Again, just because the local cell carrier upgrades their tower to 4G doesn't mean you get smarter.
Just for shits and giggles, let's look at your latest hilarious source:
Written in 2005, the article predicated that within 2-5 years, 2007-2010, we would:
- Make presentations to your clients or watch high definition TV with the image projected onto a wall with stereo sound from your cell phone.
Already in play in 2005
- Speak to prospective clients and work colleagues in their home language whether Cantonese, Russian or Arabic using simultaneous language translation.
Nope. Even chatting via Google Translate'ed text is horribly painful
- Utilise your computer to manage a myriad of gadgets around your home and office.
Uh, already in play in 2005? Also, in 2004 I already had a physical toy for my cell:http://www.cnet.com.au/sony-ericsson-bluetooth-car-100-240000277.htm
- Speak directly to your computer and receive a reasoned reply.
Already in play in 2005
- Get your computer to do research on the internet for you.
Either already in play or still not realized, depending on your interpretation.
- Programme your computer to undertake a great deal of routine work that currently takes up a great deal of your time
I've been using macros since the 1990's.
- Attend virtual meetings without leaving your office.
1990's tech again.
- Provide your clients with face to face communications when they phone in.
1990's tech, and the videophone has been rejected by every major player since.
Gee whiz, amazing foresight that author!
As for the singularity event itself, at least in non-Mayan delirium, read this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
Best estimates put the thing at still ~30 years into the future, also known as "flying car promises" range. You're the first I heard cross-reference 2012 and tech singularity events, and god damn it, I've read a lot of crazy people on the internet over the last 20 years.
Care to source your stuff, or is the fact that you can text faster than your grandma the essential of your argument?