Is Y2k a singularity? OR a Process?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Looking at todays reports, the DCWRP List server, and here on the forum. I sit here and wonder, is Y2K the rollover or an event that will it be the phsyco speak of a process that will be with us for a while.....
We just had an earthquake.....San Jose, CA
In my opinion it is a process. It started several years ago with the Yordons etal, it will Peak ???,,,
It will pass, some will live, some may not. It is the way of life.
Question: Is Y2K an EVENT. or a Process?
-- helium (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999
Can't it be both?
-- Lane Core Jr. (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
"Panic," if it does happen before January, could be compared in some respects to reaching the event horizon of a black hole.
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
Maybe a better way to look at it, is it like a particle or a wave function? Isolate a problem and it is a particle, look at the big picture and it is a wave.
-- Brian (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
helium, I think it is what the US Naval War College said, the wave of the future. We will live big crisis to big crisis, now that we're all connected. This also relates to that book I mentioned on an OT thread--The Future in Plain Sight. Stay prepared and learn to live with the sress of it all--I think, by learning to live connected with yourself. Know what I mean? In such a way that what the outside world is or does is not where you are coming from or going.
-- Mara Wayne (MaraWAyne@aol.com), August 17, 1999.
I will toss in the concept of a fractal-based syncitium, like cardiac muscle, or the branching pattern of a tree or arterial system. The 'cells' (cities) closest and most dependent on the 'juice' (be it blood or electricity or money) will suffer the most from being deprived, if the critical event is sustained. If brief, then only 'watershed' communities will be severely affected (those towns remote from the central arterial stem). But if the stem goes, then only the remote communities have a chance of developing 'collateral circulation' and surviving. For cell biologists, translate human communities into metamers.
-- Spidey (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 18, 1999.
y2k is a symptom of an ongoing process.
Live simple with few wants. Live close to the source. Laugh and smile regularly.
-- Mitchell Barnes (email@example.com), August 18, 1999.