Researchers have decoded glyphs and a mural from a recently rediscovered ancient Mayan cave, and found that…
The calculations include dates some 7,000 years in the future, adding to evidence against the idea that the Maya thought the world would end in 2012 — a modern myth inspired by an ancient calendar that depicts time starting over this year.
"We keep looking for endings," expedition leader Saturno said in a statement. "The Maya were looking for a guarantee that nothing would change. It's an entirely different mindset."
Ah! Bittersweet. The accompanying article is also worth a read, for a fuller backstory. The discovery is almost like the next [...]
Which, um, sad? But honestly, it's like teaching people how to make quill pens, not in a "weekend at Colonial Williamsburg" way, but actually devoting months of curriculum time to it. Typing: the wave of the not-even-the-future.
There's always the "but what if we have a nuclear apocalypse and all the computers disappear" school of thought, but, again, printing, you know?
Also, this is that thing you secretly worry about with vibrators, where it's all, what if we get too used to Japanese Engineering Mastery, and then we enter a new climate-change-induced ice age in which electricity and battery power disappear, etc., and we can't cope and become [...]
Here's a visual representation of all the places birds have died en masse in the past couple days. We're basically living the opening montage of a movie about the apocalypse at this point. But what does it all mean? Well, if you zoom in and draw lines from each of the little e-pegs, you can see the birds are trying to tell us something.