...is to be allowed to spend a part of my work time doing private projects - like the Google employees...
That would be neat.
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
Stop listening to the Sky Pixie Fanciers, and calm down.
Even if what they "predict" was true (and experience says they are full of bullshit like they have been so many times in the past) is there anything useful you could do? Either to stop it, or make it better?
And won't you feel a proper idiot if you assume it is all going to happen and prepare yourself by selling everything, and abandoning yourself to wild debauchery, (or penance, I'm broad minded) and it doesn't happen?
Ideological Purity is no substitute for being able to stick your thumb down a pipe to stop the water
I try to think of the prophecy from a different perspective.
I want to believe that it will happen, but not as the end, but a new beginning. The world is so full of cruelty that sometimes is unbearable to watch. Hopefully this new beginning will be a much better world.
"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems" - Homer Simpson
Just for reference... What-do-you-want-for-Christmas-this-year.aspx[^]
And last year it was the 1st option which was highly desired(37.70%).
May be it will be the same this year, let's see how it goes as we will have more voters this year compare to the last year(only 607).