Of course, there’s several people predicting all kinds of changes in the world when the millenium passes (whether you want to say it’s this year or the next). They range anywhere from Y2K to complete destruction of the world.
I’m not worried about that (well, actually I am somewhat worried about Y2K–I think it is entirely possible that it could have a profound impact on the world economy, but that’s beside the point of this post). What I worry about are the lunatics who decide to actually CAUSE destruction at the turn of the millennium. We’ve already seen precursors; for example, the Japanese cult that gassed the Tokyo subway system. I just saw today that the US officially announced a warning for all travellers abroad during the approaching new year to be watchful for terrorist activity. I’m sure there will be threats within our own country (and others), most of which we’ll never hear of, which may be best, in some sense (the sense that hopefully it will never actually happen). I’m planning on being in New Orleans for the New Year, but it makes me think twice about being in a populous area during that time.
Do you think I’m blowing this out of proportion, or do you think there’s a very real possibility of disaster over the next year?