If you buy into what the Mayans say, the end of the world should hit on December 21, 2012. Yep, that’s this year. It’s not just the Mayan calendar that’s predicting our end of days, supposedly the Bible and Nostradamus as well. With three such sources, some people are pretty nervous about 2012.
According to the extremely trustworthy Wikipedia, here’s more about the doomsday prophecy:
The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.
While I don’t buy into it personally, you might. Surely there are ways to track the end of the world using technology, right? Right. Here are three ways to track what’s left of the world, according to the Maya calendar.
Not only does this site have a great domain in MayanLastDay.com, it provides a lovely countdown clock on its homepage. If you have nothing else better to do, you can stare at the clock while the seconds, minutes, hours, and days tick off. But if you don’t have that sort of time or focus, you can purchase a magnet or keychain that will keep you informed! Hey, if this is the last year, now’s the time to capitalize on it with chachkes?
At least the site has pretty colors that lighten up the doomsday mood.
For Android users
If you’re an Android user, have no fear about tracking the day of ultimate fear. This handy app will install live wallpaper for your phone that will remind you exactly how much time you have left until the 21st of December in real-time! Yes, that means that every time you go to unlock your phone, you’ll be inspired to seize the moment. The app will rotate through Mayan-related photos as the countdown continues, making for an eye-catching experience that reviewers are pointing out left and right:
Well put Stacy, well put.
There’s an iOS app for that
No potential catastropic event would be complete without an app for iOS. Luckily, Mayan Calendar Predictions brings a countdown clock together with forums for conversation and resources for learning more about December 21st. The app comes complete with guides and tutorials about the Maya Calendar, as well as videos from professors and experts on the subject. This is a pretty complete utility if you’re counting the seconds down while on the road living your life to the fullest.
So there you have it folks. If you believe in the complete destruction of the universe at the end of the year, or the alternate belief that we’ll reach full enlightenment at that time, these are three great ways to watch the clock. What would we do without technology?
Do you buy into the 2012 hype? Tell us in the comments.