You know, some folks say the world will end this year. And some folks say 2012 brings a world of opportunity to start over. Sounds like two sides of the same coin to me. When something ends, something new replaces it. And that's been happening as long as we've been around. And it's a good thing, too. Otherwise we'd be trying to connect to the Internet with tin cans and string.
I expect we'll go through 2012 pretty much as we've gone through all the other years that were hyped and feared and looked to with great expectation. Remember when Y2K was going to erase all our bank accounts? Or when we were going to be smashed to smithereens by a colliding comet or planet or whatever?
My earliest world-is-ending memory goes back to when I was a teenager in Los Angeles. Some person or group in India gave the precise date and time it would all end. It was 4:00 AM in our time zone so my sister set an alarm clock. I asked her why, if the end of the world isn't important enough to stay up for, is it important enough to wake up for? I don't think she had an answer.
But I digress, the point of all this is to direct you to click this link.