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.

18 comments:

  1. I think the only thing that will happen in 2015, is that my dog will have aged three years. I, however, will have remained the same age.

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    1. I like that idea, Nellie - Maybe I should stay "30" forever? *ahem*

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  2. I'm with you on the good thoughts Mark. Not too much has changed over ten years but there is of course the evolution of smart phones, I mean those phones wouldn't have been around ten years ago. Honestly I just think that technology will have improved more and we'll be out of the recession, hopefully I'll still be alive as well. I'm bummed I missed out on that blue moon haha, great thought provoking post as always Mark, bit worried about that five years to live thing though... hope you're good.

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  3. I have had this feeling my entire life that I would live to see the end of the world. I hope my gut instinct is wrong. Because, like you, I am looking forward to 2015 to see the blue moon. It was cloudy when I tried to see it the other day and I was pissed!

    This post is rather thought provoking, especially about the end of the world. That is something I think about often. And there are signs all around us that tell me that the prophecies are unfolding before our eyes!

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  4. There's no way possible people speaking in one language if we cannot entirely pray in one religion/ideology or not to pray at all. What comes out from inside is much stronger than what(ever) penetrates in. Don't worry Mark, survive your heart attack, we humans will have the chance to stroll on the very land of blue moon someday (;

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  5. I missed the blue moon this month too. We've had torrential rains from the remnants of the hurricane and I can't see bugger all.

    I don't know what will happen and I wish I could share your optimism, but I fear that governments are caring less for their people and more for their own personal power and greed. No jobs for young people and lay offs all around. We'll survive it I think, but only with loving each other as you said.

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  6. It was clear here but the moon wasn't blue or if it was, I missed it somehow...

    Sadly, I'm with Anne. I don't see an end to tyranny any time soon. Ugly people seem to find their way to the top somehow. Greed does that to people but it's up to the rest of us to keep on fighting the good fight!

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  7. So the doctor gave you till 2020? I hope to see you still blogging in 2040!!

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  8. That's funny because I used my girlfriend's blood pressure monitor and I'm in the heart attack range at the moment, so I should probably start exercising real soon.

    Also, though I don't believe the world will end this year, I do see America out of the game real soon. The stock market is being held together by billionaires pumping their own money into it (most likely until November when the next President is elected and the blame can be passed). Then it will collapse. Also, foodstamps are at an all time high. Either that, or I'm just paranoid and the world will keep turning.

    But I too missed the blue moon unfortunately.

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  9. Aww I missed the blue moon :( It would be good, though highly improbable, that there would be an end to war x

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  10. Hell, I missed it too. Not sure I want to be around to catch it next time either.

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  11. First part of the second paragraph, I think we share out view on what's going down december 2012.

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  12. I stood no chance of seeing the blue moon due to the gloriously awful welsh weather...as for 2015 I think things will carry on getting a lot better and the journalists of the world will make us all feel a lot worse about it all.

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  13. Mark, this is a great, great post and I really do hope that like you the world is changing. We can only hope! Thanks for this, it really inspired me tonight. I saw the moon, it seemed huge but was red tonight! I don't quite know what that's about. xxx

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  14. Meh, I used to get excited about the different phases of the moon and whatnot, but for some reason I've lost interest.

    As far as the future goes? You're really optimistic. I hope that what you predict comes true. I'm more scared of the future because of all of our crazy advances in technology.

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  15. Huh, I didn't even know about this. Sounds interesting though. Wish I could've seen it.

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  16. I think mandarin might become the lingua franca of the future.

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  17. "What kind of place will the world be in three years?"
    According to the Mayan calendar, a nonexistent one.

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