Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Countdown to 2011 - day four

I never thought I'd live to see this day when I was a kid. Back then 1984 was a big deal because of George Orwell's book about a dystopian that world may be upon us, which didn't seem plausible then but is becoming more tangible as time goes by. And then the thought of the 90s brought about more science fiction which was suppose to become our reality like the TV series Space 1999 where we could would come close to living on Moonbase Alpha. But that too did not come to pass. Only Prince reminded us to "party like it's 1999!"

One of the greatest scare that I remember was the Millennium bug or Y2K which could send us back in time if all the computer systems crashed. But everything went back to the way they were without a glitch or a stitch either from an early preparation or an unfounded fear.

2010 or the year we made contact was also upon us according to Arthur C. Clarke after our space odyssey in 2001. But they didn't make as much hype as the movie 2012. Anyway, as we approach 2011 with our fears and tears or joys and toys here are a few number sequences that might be of interest to you if you are the kind of person who like numerology, enneagram, The Number Devil (a novel by Hans Magnus Enzensberger), Numb3rs (TV series), The Number 23 (Joel Schumacher's movie), Pi (Darren Aronofsky's movie) and that's just naming a few.

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