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2012 and the World goes Round



2012 is apparently the year numerous cultures have concluded that the world (as we know it) comes to an end. 1/

Cool. I like change.

But, here is an example that might be fairly easy to track that won’t involve annoying distractions such as volcancos, comets, earthquakes, blinding lights and sepulchural voices…

According to a Nemertes Study, 2012 is, with a certain degree of certainty, when demand for internet band-width could exceed capacity.

Access, and means to the World Wide Webb, has been getting steadily cheaper.

That will change if the people at Nemertes are right.

In Thomas Friedman’s “It’s a Flat World After All” we learn the simple truth that:

”The playing field is being leveled.”

A liberal Friedman Refresher if you will (not exactly a quote – but, useful in making my point):

Fiber optics enabled the internet to reach every corner of the globe. But, now it becomes a shrinking commodity. The wealthy and powerful will have access to high speeds and relevant content. The rest will suffer with (gasp!) dial-up.

Or, someone comes up with a better solution.

I will do it if no one else volunteers by, say, May 2011.

I am listening to “If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickleback.


Chad Kroeger pretending to look like Brian Cork.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


1/ This includes Geophysical, Cosmological and Metaphysical speculation. But, we know for certain that this is a Leap Year (so, watch out!).

Special note of limited interest (or not):

2012 is going be the title of a movie due some time this year (2009).

The studio released a teaser trailer for 2012 that showed a tsunami coming over the Himalayas and interlaced a message about the world’s governments not preparing its population for the end of the world. The trailer ended with a message to viewers to “find out the truth” by searching on Google for “2012”. The Guardian criticized the marketing approach as “deeply flawed” since the film was not mentioned among the first few search engine results. The studio also launched a viral website published by the fictional organization Institute for Human Continuity where visitors could register for a lottery number to be part of a small population that would be rescued from global destruction.


What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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