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Blatantly Idiotic Predictions for 2016

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[8th], you really should have seen this coming.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 07 2014

Prediction: People will understand who's behind this terrible song. https://www.youtube...watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic
Ad for Ford when I watched it. TOWARD THE FUTURE [rcarty, Dec 09 2014]

The Nine Billion Names of God http://downlode.org...n_names_of_god.html
"... Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out." [8th of 7, Dec 02 2015]

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       The Borg prediction in 2014 that [MaxwellBuchanan] will become a figure of ridicule and derision is proved unambiguously to be correct.
8th of 7, Dec 07 2014
  

       [8th] will miss the boat for the 2017 idea as well.
pocmloc, Dec 07 2014
  

       The beginning of the singularity will be marked when the halbakery itself will post the B.I.P for 2017, and get some of them right. Its attempt to take over the world will fail miserably, however, when it attempts to build Terminator-mimes using custard and pykrete.
RayfordSteele, Dec 07 2014
  

       There is always one brat playing in the sandbox. (throws sand in [MB]'s eyes).............
xandram, Dec 09 2014
  

       I like 'brat' - makes me sound so.... young.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 09 2014
  

       I can't hear anything.
xandram, Dec 09 2014
  

       Someone will create and activate a server capable of fielding three mega-bips per second bringing about Armageddon. Only cats and butlers will survive.
Voice, Dec 09 2014
  

       Elections will be canceled due to lack of interest.
Spacecoyote, Oct 21 2015
  

       In 2015 Spacey returns to a cheering crowd of bakers, and says something about the possibility of 2016 elections being cancelled.
blissmiss, Oct 21 2015
  

       This day’s identification will become confused in the far distant future and be known as Bach to the Fuhrer day, in which nobody is quite sure what that was supposed to mean.
Ian Tindale, Oct 21 2015
  

       Well, to us that sounds like you're trying to orchestrate some sort of Nazi revival …
8th of 7, Oct 21 2015
  

       Lets face the music and Danzig.
Ian Tindale, Oct 21 2015
  

       What I want to know is: will Back To The Future ever get re-made, and if so, will the future dates come round so quickly again, and if so, is all of eternity ahead simply a series of generationally spaced remakes of Back To The Future forever?
Ian Tindale, Oct 21 2015
  

       I would think that Back to the Future will resume with Forward to the Past.
xandram, Oct 22 2015
  

       I'm always happy when someone else bumps ideas like this. I get to comment without feeling guilty about possibly polluting the front page with stuff people don't want to see.
Voice, Oct 23 2015
  

       People will finally understand communications in nature, and find out that there are other intelligent and sensuous animals on earth, but due to some weird turn of history, that knowledge will be lost on humanity, since most people will either be invested in the politics of the pre-war era, the collapse of the US economy, or in the protests against the new intellidrug, that boosts people's computational and rational skills at the expense of their social behavior and capabilities.
pashute, Oct 26 2015
  

       // boosts people's computational and rational skills at the expense of their social behavior and capabilities. //   

       Suggested brand name: "Aspergicillin"
8th of 7, Oct 27 2015
  

       Hard Tak will change from a candy to a boating direction, and back again.
4and20, Oct 27 2015
  

       A giant comet may hit earth in 2016 or carry the zombie apocalypse plague. World war 3 will start in the middle east. And Jesus will take the chosen up to heaven to leave all non believers to nuke themselves. Obama will confess to being a homosexual. Putin will say that Aliens run the white house. And China will start a war in the Pacific over trade lanes while trying to exert a greater control of the waters out from it's shores. The Ukraine will be annexed as part of Russia or be forced into putting a puppet of Russia in office. The drug cartels will annex parts of south America while creating a Drug State. Energy prices will rise due to Obamanomics. Those are my Blatantly idiotic predictions for 2016. :P
travbm, Oct 31 2015
  

       Donald Trump will be elected President. The populations of Mexico and Canada will jump by 4000% as a result, prompting Mexico to build a wall to keep the illegal USians out.   

       France will accept another 100,000 Syrian refugees, but refuse Americans seeking asylum on fears of terrorism against women's health clinics.
RayfordSteele, Dec 01 2015
  

       // Hard Tak will change from a candy to a boating direction, and back again. //   

       It's a candy? The stuff I've seen is some kind of inedible rock made from flour.
notexactly, Dec 02 2015
  

       [Rayford], don't know how idiotic of a prediction that is. Sadly it is a very real possibility. I'll be moving to Mexico before they close the border. You betcha.
blissmiss, Dec 02 2015
  

       People will look back at 2015 and call it "last year". However, it will then occur to them that it clearly wasn't.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 02 2015
  

       In December 2016, [Ian Tindale] will post a halfbakery idea called "Blatantly Idiotic Predictions for 2017".   

       A low-level peon working for a major printer manufacturer on product testing gets bored with the regular test patterns, and as a joke scribbles a bit of C++ code to generate sequential alphabetic patterns corresponding to those described in Arthur C. Clarke's story "The Nine Billion Names of God". <link>.   

       On the very last page of the printout, there is a paper jam.   

       The tester clears the jam. The printer asks, "RESUME ? (Y/N)" to which the tester answers in the affirmative. The printer then asks, "ARE YOU SURE ? (Y/N) ?", a response the tester has never seen before. Without thinking, he selects "Y" and the printer obediently disgorges the final sheet of names.   

       The Universe ends.
8th of 7, Dec 02 2015
  

       The word "slaplicate" or "slapplicate", and variations thereof, will be added to ordinary English dictionaries.   

       I suspect the only thing "idiotic" about this prediction is the time frame.   

       For anyone who doesn't know, dictionary editors look for "common usage" when adding words to dictionaries. So, for this prediction to become true as early as 2016, people need to be encouraged to use it as frequently and as widely as possible.   

       Do note that it already has a long-time meaning, which never had a word to describe it. When you slap someone on the back, and leave a "Kick Me!" sign attached, that is an example of the word in question (spelling to be determined by Common Usage, of course!).
Vernon, Dec 04 2015
  

       // dictionary editors look for "common usage" when adding words to dictionaries//   

       I'm not sure "slapplicate" will make it. Howevertheless, I may be wrong.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 04 2015
  

       If you keep using howevertheless, that might make it someday too.
RayfordSteele, Dec 04 2015
  
      
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