Date of prediction: 2013-05-24
According to news reports, the German Federal Criminal Police Office expects islamist terrorist to attempt attacks on viewers of the Champions League finals today. Several suspects are planning a bombing, sources assert.
The minister of thje interior, however, denies any hightened threat of terrorist attacks.
The Twitter Oscars Index attempted to predict based on twitter message statistics who’ll win the Academy Awards.
Date of prediction: 2008-11-13 (posted 2009-03-07)
»Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
“We’re going to see the end of the retail Christmas….we’re going to see a fundamental shift take place….putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree,” said Celente, adding that the situation would be “worse than the great depression”.«
(Infowars.com: Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012; Fox News: Gerald Celente on Glenn Beck “Global Katrina” 02/10/2009)
If you are reading this, yesterdays predicted apocalypse was apparently canceled.
Date of prediction: unknown; scheduled here 2009-03-18
There is something in some Maya calendar that some people think might mean something. Something apocalyptic, to be as precise as possible, but they weren’t really sure back in 2006 about their predictions. They were sure, however, about the date:
»With humanity coming up fast on 2012, publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago.
Since November, at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. A fourth is due this fall. (…)
Authors disagree about what humankind should expect on Dec. 21, 2012, when the Maya’s “Long Count” calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era.«
Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?)
So watch out and leave your EOTW stories in the comments.
Economy, My own predictions, Technology, TEOTWAWKI
Date of prediction: 2011-05-15
The bitcoins nerds overestimate the power of their cryptographic toys:
We are 100% certain that governments will start banning bitcoins in the next 12 to 18 months. Additionally, we’re certain bitcoins will soar in value and a crush of folks will flood the system and start using them.
Currently there are 6M coins at $6.70 each for a total economy of about $40M. Bitcoin speculation and hoarding will also cause a massive spike in bitcoin value. For example, if 10M people find out about bitcoins in the next year and want to buy $100 worth, $1B will be infused into the bitcoin economy.
Finally, there will be massive breakage in bitcoins. If your laptop crashes and you didn’t back up your bitcoins, well, you’re SOL. If someone steals you laptop that has 10,000 bitcoins on it you won on Bitcoin Poker, you’re SOL. Lost your USB drive with 500 bitcoins on it after a night out on the town? You’re SOL.
Sites like 99designs, eLance and oDesk will start accepting bitcoins for payment. If they don’t, they will face competition from folks who do.
Bottom line: The world is going to be turned over by bitcoins unless governments step in and ban them by prosecuting individuals.This is about to get really interesting, everyone.
(Bitcoin P2P Currency: The Most Dangerous Project We’ve Ever Seen)
I predict they will fail to change the world.