Thursday, July 21, 2022

Blog Post #2

In lecture 4, I found the idea of Y2K or 2012 to be really interesting. I was only alive for 2012, and I remember hearing lots of things about it. I would hear mostly about it at school from my class mates, but no one I knew took it seriously. However, there were people out there that really thought the world was going to end because the Mayan calendar was ending that year. It was a prophecy by the Mayans and some people were taking this as a truth for their reality. This was not the first time that groups or people were predicting the end of the world. This is something that has been taking place throughout history in many different cultures or religions. The lecture provides us with good examples, one of them being that a pastor predicting that the rapture would happen in 2021. This is something that that will continue to take place in the future because people will look for information that feeds into their confirmation bias rather than searching for beliefs that prove them to be wrong. 

1 comment:

  1. The idea of the world ending is so interesting to me, as well. My mom told me that in 1999 on New Years Eve, her and the family were actually worried about the end of the world that night. They all huddled together at the countdown because of the prediction. Good job on your post!