Futurist Paul Guercio and physicist George Hart of the Merlin Project discussed their software-based forecasting technology and the graphical snapshots of time, called Timetraks, it generates. Their charts won't tell you whether something is good or bad off hand, but you can triangulate several related dates for further interpretation. For instance, for Apple Computer, you can run the birth dates of Steve Jobs, the corporation, and important product release dates, "and if they all have timetraks going crazy with high activity at a given moment that tells you that's a moment in time to really pay attention to," Hart explained. "The timetraks for the United States indicated that this year and continuing for several years would be periods of extreme chaos and tension," he noted.
Looking at possible candidates for the 2016 US presidential election, Guercio doesn't see Hillary Clinton running, or landing in the primary if she does run. He predicts that it will be NJ Governor Christie vs. NY Governor Cuomo, with Rand Paul running as a third-party candidate (see charts below). Jeb Bush's timetrak during this time frame isn't going anywhere, he added. Guercio also cited the year 2021 as a time we might see a nuclear event, based on charts of when previous nuclear activity first occurred.
They also talked about their TimeTraks app available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Offered at 99 cents for a one-week trial, the app allows people to enter specific dates and view a graphical interface that shows how the peaks and valleys play out over a given time frame. It also includes many timetraks of celebrities and world events.
First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reported on a supermarket's plan to track shoppers with "smart shelves" that are integrated with Microsoft Kinect technology which can detect their age, gender, and physical traits. Based on the shopper's specific demographic, the store might beam out an ad or message tailored to that person, she explained. The end game for this, she believes, is that stores want to charge different prices for different people, and customers will have to aim their cell phone at a product to get their specific price. She lamented that some stores are on their way to becoming diabolical "retail zoos" where customers are the exhibits.