George Ure and his colleague 'Clif' shared their web bot predictions about America and global events. Their method captures changes in language patterns within Internet discussions. This aggregated data is then processed with software to determine various keywords, which they interpret in a predictive fashion. Emotional events from the future can subconsciously imprint into the present and trickle into language, Clif further explained.
Here are some of their predictions for the remainder of 2008 (and beyond):
- In late March, look for massive unemployment to take hold.
- During the summer, a backlash against the US government could involve a call to hold the elections early.
- As the housing industry continues its collapse, there could be a seizure or lock-up of the ability to transfer property.
- A "fuzzy revolution" could involve squatters or collectives moving into empty or foreclosed homes.
- In October, there'll be a major stock market crash or a climate event that has a disastrous effect on the economy.
- There could be a major bank failure, possibly involving a foreign bailout that is reneged upon.
- A "global coastal event" within the next five years will involve a rise in sea levels that will knock out oil refineries.
- There will be an untimely demise for millions by 2012, brought upon by some combination of pandemics, economic collapse, breakdown of health care and unknown energies from space.