What life changing events are predicted or will happen in the future?
May 21, 2011 4:45 PM   Subscribe

So disappointed with the Rapture. What real, life changing events are scheduled or predicted that I can add to my calendar?

I am looking for real events that are scheduled or predicted, that will be cataclysmic or life changing. Like the JFK assassination documents getting released. Besides the Mayans, when is the next end of the world prediction that will get mainstream attention? Has some celebrity vowed to release a secret on a certain day in the future? At some time in the future will Radiohead reveal what the guy in the "Just" video said? Stuff like that.

I want to add all these things to my calendar, even if they are 5 or 10 years in the future. I tried to ask this previously but got fictional answers instead of what I am looking for - real events.
posted by cashman to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
One of these upcoming total solar eclipses might be worth adding to your calendar.
posted by bonobothegreat at 5:18 PM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

I hear your pain, brother, and while I have no idea if this is too far off for you, Isaac Newton predicted 2060 will be the year. What's most exciting about this is the fact that there's no precise date, which means each day you open your eyes that year could be your last on earth.
posted by gman at 5:18 PM on May 21, 2011

June 14, 2011: Proposed release date for Duke Nukem Forever

October 2011: Google loses exclusivity to Stanford University's PageRank patent (which completely expires in 2017)

December 21,2012: Mayan Calendar completes its Long Count

April 13, 2036: Asteroid 99942 (Apophis) approaches Earth's gravitational field

January 19, 2038: Legacy UNIX systems will reset themselves to Friday, December 13, 1901
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:26 PM on May 21, 2011 [8 favorites]

You wouldn't think this had been asked before but, previously.
posted by jamaro at 5:32 PM on May 21, 2011

November 6, 2012 - Election Day.
posted by elmer benson at 5:59 PM on May 21, 2011 [5 favorites]

I can't believe no one has mentioned the last launch of the space shuttle program at NASA. Start weeping, July 8+.
posted by graxe at 6:07 PM on May 21, 2011 [6 favorites]

June 6, 2012: Transit of Venus. Don't miss it.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 8:36 PM on May 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

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