Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Epic 2014


EPIC 2014 is a Flash movie released in November 2004 by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson with original music by Aaron McLeran. It was based on a presentation they gave at the Poynter Institute in the spring of that year. The movie is 8 minutes long and is licensed under a Creative Commons non-commercial license.

The movie is presented from the viewpoint of a fictional "Museum of Media History" in the year 2014. It explores the effects that the convergence of popular News aggregators, such as Google News, with other Web 2.0 technologies like blogging, social networking and user participation may have on journalism and society at large in a hypothesized future. The film popularized the term Googlezon and touches on major privacy and copyright issues raised in this scenario.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Saad Moosajee

Tick Tock

Hurricanes like nothing we've ever seen. "Herds" of tornadoes wreaking havoc across the heartland. Constant earthquakes and volcanic activity. These are just a few of the things that will besiege mankind, heralding the arrival of Nibiru, the tenth planet or Planet X.

Planet X is supposedly the tenth planet in our solar system, I guess it would actually be the ninth considering Pluto's demotion, but we'll still call it the tenth planet. It resides in an elliptical orbit that takes it out past Pluto then back around the sun, about every 3600 years. It's always so far away that no one can actually see it. Most of the time.

Astronomers first became aware of a possible new planet in the eighties, when they noticed strange perturbations in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. For awhile, many held Pluto responsible, but Pluto is far to small to cause these changes.

The Sumerians were actually the first to describe the tenth planet. According to Sumerian cuneiform tablets, Nibiru, which means, "Planet of the Crossing", is home to a super advanced race called the Anunnaki. The Anunnaki taught the Sumerians everything they knew. These alien beings were gods who would someday return and wreak a little hell.

Many Planet X believers think that the return of Nibiru was foretold by the Mayans. The claim is that the Mayan calender ends December 23, 2012, and that means the end of the world as we know it.

The stuff I described at the beginning is just the precursor, the real fun happens when Planet X actually passes between us and the sun. Allegedly, Nibiru will come so close that our planet will wobble like a drunk for a few days and then the poles will completely shift. More earthquakes, icecap melting, typhoons, calamity, etc. The surface of the planet will be completely changed. Vast portions of the continental US will be under water. Civilization will come to an end. The roughly 7% of humanity that survives will have to live in this crazy, Inconvenient Truth, world for several years until the poles right themselves again(?)

I'm really just scratching the surface here. There is more information out there on this thing than you could possibly ever need. From aliens, to God and fallen angels. Secret government cover ups and underground star wars, this little ghost planet has shaken up a lot of people.