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What are your predictions for 2004

  1. Dec 23, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Bush wins.

    California loves the terminator.

    Iraq gets worse.

    The pope dies.

    The PF Network is named #1 by a major journal.

    Greg marries Monique
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2003 #2
    LMBO!!! [​IMG]

    Well, here are some hopefuls:

    Someone from the PFs wins the Nobel (or some such prize) and gives full credit to me...[​IMG] (I meant all of it up to the giving-credit-to-me part...they should give credit to the PFs though).

    M-Theory is proven to be the ToE, all because of an earth-shattering paper published by me! (Again, meant all of it up to the part that included me...it'll probably be Witten).

    Bush is not re-elected...unless he gets a really good excuse to declare a state of national emergency or something.

    The new atom-smasher at CERN will discover supersymmetric partner particles (sparticles) or Q-balls, or WIMPS or something.

    I will turn 16 (that's right up there with those other ones, right?).
     
  4. Dec 26, 2003 #3
    Oh yeah, and consciousness if finally fully explained by science, and it is recognized that Dennett's standards for such a theory were correct to begin with...

    And I get to 6000 posts...

    And rub it in all your faces [​IMG] :wink:.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2003 #4
    We make first contact with something, maybe even the beagle probe!
     
  6. Dec 27, 2003 #5
    More bad meat.
    Arnold wishes he would not have been elected.
    Turtles move faster.
    Chicken becomes more expensive.
    Someone in Hollywood will get a divorce.
    Aliens will become more disgusted with mankind.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2003 #6
    I'll be 13, and the whole world will be celebrating.

    Not sure if they'll be celebrating for me being one year older, or one year closer to my death.

    I'll be a PF mentor.

    Aliens will visit Stephen Hawking and tell him everything.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2003 #7
    Predictions

    Bush loses the US election.

    Tony Blair either stands down voluntarily or is forced to resign.

    Michael Schumacher and Ferrari fail to win the Formula 1 World Championship.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2003 #8
    I get my bachelor in mathematics
    I get my bachelor in physics
    Iraq will get a democratic government and the US pulls out partially.
    Civil war in Iraq
    The pope manages to last another year
    Bush loses to Wesley Clarke (sp?)
    I get my drivers licence
     
  10. Dec 27, 2003 #9
    Bush will not get reelected and space-time will collapse.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2003 #10

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    PrudensOptimus gets a date (maybe).
     
  12. Dec 29, 2003 #11
    I get to celebrate by birthday on the correct day for once.

    Feb 29th, dudes!
     
  13. Dec 29, 2003 #12
    The whole world celebrates.

    (Edit: On account of my birthday)
     
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  14. Dec 29, 2003 #13
    I celebrate on a scale comparable to Bilbo Baggin's 111 birthday.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2003 #14
    And posting in one-liners becomes the trend of the PF community!
     
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  16. Dec 29, 2003 #15
    For me:
    I publish my first novel.
    I finally find the missing keys in my TOE (regardless if I publish it or if anyone believes me, just for my own edification and sleep).

    For the world:
    A moron will win the US presidential election.
    We will not acheive world peace.
    The Middle East will be in turmoil.
    We will find out that something we thought was good for us causes cancer.
    The US will become even more hated than it currently is, and for good reason.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2003 #16

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    Politics.

    Bush replaces Cheney with Condaleeza Rice as VP. Wins anyway.

    Bush drops dead and Rice becomes president. Shock and Awe!

    Rice declares war on Saudi Arabia. Easy victory followed by violent rebellion in middle east. Iran offers help in return for control of Mecca, US agrees. Mecca nuked.

    Science.

    Life created.

    Dark energy lit up.

    LQG untangled.

    Witten discovers TOE, but no one can figure out what he means.

    Art

    Some no-talent youth singer marries some other no-talent youth singer. They split up, remarry, etc., illustrating Zeno's paradox.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2003 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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  19. Dec 30, 2003 #18
    Hey! At least I didn't try to set up Greg with Monique!
     
  20. Dec 30, 2003 #19

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    Al Qaeda will attempt to tailor a major terrorist strike against the US so as to affect the presidential elections. In my opinion, they want to keep the US government conservative. They want to isolate the US from Europe, and the western nations from the Muslim nations. They will strike a target that is more symbolic than populous, though it might be both. They may strike at something like the Statue of Liberty, or the Republican convention. This will generate sympathetic support for conservatives, and produce a violent reaction. With conservatives in power, Al Qaeda will be in a better position vis a vis conventional Muslim governments. A strike that kills many people indiscriminately would be seen as a failure of the Bush admininstration, and would lose Bush votes, and would generate international sympathy toward the US.

    Njorl
     
  21. Jan 1, 2004 #20
    There will be more questions created than answers found to previous questions. Just like every year.
     
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