Below is wild speculation from an unused corner of my mind, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
As we know, some people claimed that the world was supposed to end on December 21st 2012. As far as I can tell, this did not happen. Now, I generally have better things to do than monitor the universe for signs of potential collapse, so I can’t be entirely sure. However, I am reasonably certain that I am still here, so I presume the rest of the world is too.
That being said, I have noticed something screwy going on. I tend to pay attention to things other people wouldn’t care about, so unusual behavior jumps out at me.
In my opinion, electronics have gotten weirder since the supposed end of the world. Now, electronics always act up, but they seem to be doing more so now. Websites like Amazon and Google have gone down mysteriously, despite armies of people and hundreds of backup servers maintaining them. Cell phones are refusing to receive calls or sending out unexplained text messages. Emails are being sent with time stamps from years ago, or even from the future. Even the computerized trading on the stock market is acting up.
Does this mean anything? Electronics have always been imperfect. There is now so much data sloshing around the Internet that perhaps our machines are simply unable to cope. We produce new data at an astonishing rate, and maybe our systems are being overwhelmed.
It is possible that something is truly afoot, however. The sun has been doing some strange things. It is predicted to enter a maximum in 2013, then quiet down around 2015. The sun’s magnetic field is fluctuating wildly. Since all electronics are subject to interference by electromagnetic radiation, there might be a possible solar influence.
Again, this post is simply wild speculation, but today’s absurdity often becomes tomorrow’s fact.