What If the 21st Century Begins in 2014?


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Futurist David Brin uses pattern recognition to suggest that the 21st Century really begins now, in 2014, As if you didn’t already have enough to be nervous about, here’s something creepy to ponder as the new year opens.

This what-if isn’t technological, social, political or even science-fictional. Rather, it’s a bit of wholly unscientific, superstitious pattern-recognition. The last two centuries (and possibly more) didn’t “start” at their official point, the turning of a calendar from 00 to 01. That wasn’t when they began in essence, nor when they first bent the arc of history.

http://disinfo.com/2014/01/21st-century-begins-2014/

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