Actually, this has been long time coming. Therefore this particular post will be quite long, so please bear with me or type another URL and move on with your day.
Some said that if you discover something, the sooner you publish it the better. Otherwise, someone else will stake a claim to it first, and you'll end up cursing yourself for the "loss of potential gain" for the rest of your life. And now, with this thing called blogging, obviously anyone anywhere can publicly declare anything they want, anytime. Let's see whether this medium will stand the test of time and be our testament to where thoughts can be cast in stone, erm, pixels? It has arguably proven the founder of the ":)" symbol (first recorded back in 1982, with the solid proof defined in 2002), you know.
I should have posted this sometime in 2005 though. Procrastination got the better of me, as always.
Am I loony enough to predict that the human civilization as we know it shall end sometime in the year 4008 AD? Maybe I am. Forget 2012 AD declared by the Mayans, it is 4008 AD (Note to clients/employers: you're entitled to worry about this twisted side of me :D) .
4008 AD, a simple number derived from loosely identifying pattern in chaos, mostly from highly unpredictable sports statistics (to back this sh*t up, am lucky enough to have a Biff Tannen-esque human sports almanac as a best friend). Indeed, am taking a huge risk with this theory, going against an opinion by Helen Joyce on the dangers of spotting patterns in random things.
Why 4008 AD?
Because 2004 AD is what the Vato Theorem shall define as The Midpoint of Time. The year when everything comes full circle and curses/streaks are broken. Everything returned to where it all started. Few major examples from 2004 AD in sports,
Summer Olympics returns to Athens, site of the first modern Summer Olympics in 1896
Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the Curse of the Bambino
Detroit Pistons win NBA Finals, a rematch from 1989 when they also beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the title
New England Patriots win the Super Bowl again, after winning it for the first time in 2002
Greece beat host nation Portugal to win UEFA Euro 2004 with a 1 – 0 score, a rematch of the opening game of this tournament when they also beat Portugal with the exact same score
Michael Schumacher wins the last of his 7 F-1 titles in a row
Vijay Singh replaces Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings, ending Woods' reign of five years and four weeks
In another note, 2004 AD was also the year another president named George Bush lead a nation at war. Deja vu?
Locally, Golkar returns to win General Election (yeah, whatever).
Coincidence, you say? Given this many examples, it's pretty doubtful. Why did all the above occurences pick 2004 AD as the moment for them to return to their original state? No other year in recorded history has this many "coincidences", I believe.
More examples to come, on this twisted prophecy.
Hereby I boldly declare that year 2004 AD was arguably the peak of humanity, hence everything has been going downhill from that moment onward. The growth of acceleration declining to zero, returning to innocence.
If am lucky enough to be cryogenically frozen sometime in the future (and this blog still exists, or in someone's back-up tape), will someone unfreeze me should we safely reach Jan 1st, 4009?