Politicians and pundits seem to always be making predictions, and, frankly, those predictions are consistently wrong. After all, they are usually claiming that some specific thing is going to cause the end of the world as we know it, and we’re still here. Doesn’t cause you to have a lot of faith in those making predictions, does it?
But a computer program being used by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made a prediction that may be worth, at least, thinking about before making a decision whether you believe it or not. Michael Snyder writes,
A computer model that was originally developed in 1973 by a group of scientists at MIT is warning that things are about to dramatically change. If the computer predictions are accurate, our standard of living will start to decline dramatically around the year 2020, and we will witness the “end of civilization” around the year 2040. Of course this is not the first time ominous predictions such as this have been made about our future. For years, experts have been warning that we are heading for severe shortages of water, food and oil as our limited natural resources begin to run out. For years, experts have been warning that our economic model is not sustainable and that we are heading for a historic collapse. For years, experts have been warning about the alarming increase in seismic activity all over the planet and about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Society is crumbling all around us, and the elements for a “perfect storm” are definitely coming together.
So maybe this computer model is on to something.
Snyder points out that this computer program was originally commissioned by the Club of Rome which has a history of making doom-and-gloom predictions. Yet, we’re still here over forty years on from when they first made those predictions. So, you could be forgiven for believing that the the Club of Rome’s software is completely wrong.
History, overall, would tend to support you.
Still, there have been (rather rare) occasions when predictions have come true, so it may be worth considering whether the computer software could actually have some inkling of truth to it.
Either way, you would be better off prepared for the worst and hoping for the best than to be caught unprepared.