Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Hello There 2015
Thanks to some very crappy weather conditions I missed the blue moon last week. While its true (according to Neil deGrasse Tyson) that every second full moon of a month is a blue one, this was special and would have been very blue, and a sight seen only every few years. According to Jessica (I do no research of my own) the next time we'll see a proper one like this is in 2015. Which is sadly three years after the apocalypse, and, according to my doctor, five years before I die of a heart attack.
Anyway, this got me thinking. What kind of place will the world be in three years? Normally a very long time can pass with no real shift in the world. Not much has changed really since the September 11 attacks in 2001. But, right now, the world is going through a shift. Whether or not this is the last year of the Earth, most people can feel that things are changing. In quite recent times the world is beginning to open its eyes, humans are even starting to band together and care for eachother, countries are becoming to care about things outside their own borders. The internet is bringing everyone to eachother, and removing any and all barriers but the language barrier. Though Google Translate is working on that one isn't it? Most people are using, or will be using, English as a second language. I think it could be possible that in a few generations English will become a universal language. Just because we'll have a language that everyone speaks doesn't mean that we have to abandon our individuality. There are some people who speak more than 2 languages. If anything it will bring us together as a species, and help unite the world. If we could all communicate we would be one step closer to ending all conflict. Ending war. That one isn't likely to happen by 2015 though, and possibly not even in our lifetimes as I think our generation is potentially more likely to be killed in nuclear war.
So what can change in the next three years? Well there is a good chance that most, if not all, tyrants will be done away with. People are uniting to help change the world. Leaders have to be more careful, and slipping things in through the backdoor is becoming close to impossible. Remember that united we stand, divided we fall. Its true that not all people are like this. Most people are still being controlled by media and propoganda, but the times, they are a changing.
And hopefully for the best.
Whatever happens, I just hope its peaceful.