Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A prediction from RAW

Here is a posting from DemocraticUnderground.com, from "drokhole," who says,

You want an eerily accurate prediction of these protests/uprisings? Robert Anton Wilson from 1990:

"If the rate of increase of information does have the structure of a Mandelbrot set, as McKenna claims, by the year 2012 we should have information doubling every day and, later in the year, every hour and then every nanosecond. I can't imagine what this means practically in terms of social change, because every doubling of information in the past has resulted in totally unexpected social revolutions, violent or non-violent."

With the utilization of twitter, facebook, YouTube, Occupy Wall Street sites posting up-to-date "meeting minutes," other Occupy Everywhere sites popping up every minute, and livestream (talk about up-to-date by the nanosecond), I'd say that was a pretty amazing prediction. That man's intelligence and wit is sorely missed.

(All of the above from the original posting; hat tip to Michael Johnson on alt.fan.rawilson. Go here for Michael's 10-point plan in reaction to the protests.  -- Tom)

2 comments:

vallsack said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timewave_zero#Timewave_zero_and_the_I_Ching

John Merritt said...

Time Wave Zero.

(For those who prefer hot links to cut-and-paste.)