The Mayan Calendar Is Dead, Long Live The World
The Mayan calendar ended at 11.11 UTC on 21 December 2012, and it was believed by some (perhaps many) that all will perish along with the world. It is now 12.03am on 22 December in Singapore (16.03 UTC on 21 December 2012). And so we are five hours past Doomsday and the TGIF crowds are still happily merry making into early Saturday morning here in Singapore. The Mayan calendar is dead, long live the world!
Until now, the question that many asked was : Will the world end on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 UTC when the Mayan calendar finishes? According to Google Trends, in the United States alone, over a million searches were made on “Mayan Calendar”. Related searches include : end of the world, end of the world 2012, NASA, Mayan end of the world, apocalypse, is the world going to end, the end of the world, Mayan calendar 2012, Mayan, when is the world going to end, doomsday 2012, end of world, 2012 end of the world, Mayan apocalypse.
This 2012 phenomenon is a bizarre intersection of religion, science and prophesies illustrate the possibility of the Apocalypse in the year 2012. Added to this maelstrom of the end of mankind are distorted beliefs and the bizarre predictions of doomsday cultists.
Well, at least for now we know more about the Mayan and their calendar. It will be good for tourism into Mexico. Its President Felipe Calderon forecast that Mexico would attract at least 52 million tourists for the “Year of the Maya.” If you can’t go there, celebrate your life any way you can.