The Web Bot Project is an internet technology that makes future predictions based on complex analysis and filtering of linguistic data collected by monitoring web chatter. It was first created to predict the movement of stock markets, however, after the Millennium it began to produce poetic phrases and ideograms that related to major world events.
So far the Web Bot’s forecasts have been remarkably accurate, predicting the attacks on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the New England power outage of 2002, and even the most recent stock market crash. The Web Bot has apparently linked together a string of escalating world events leading up to and culminating on the winter solstice in 2012.
The Web Bot’s creators think of its expressions as art, and its method is still being refined. If it does prove accurate and reliable, this technology may reveal insights into our understanding of the future, the internet, global consciousness, 2012, and how all these things might be interconnected.
Story suggested by Jeffrey Wojcik
Image: "Internet- good or bad" by Mikey G Ottowa on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons Licensing.