Warning: US scientist predicts utter chaos, anarchy in 20208/3/2012
The year 2020 looks like a good time to take a long vacation — it’s going to be complete anarchy. That’s according to cliodynamics, a mathematical formula devised by historian Peter Turchin of the University of Connecticut. Turchin’s theory indicates a cycle of political instability that results in widespread violence every 50 years, highlighting economic disparity in 1870, race riots around 1920 and high-profile assassinations and domestic violence in 1970 as previous examples. Which means the next episode of mass violence is right on schedule for, oh, roughly eight years from now. Many historians remain skeptical, but we’re not taking any chances. We’ve got our trip to Greenland already planned. [Source]
Do you believe Turchin's theory?