Signs all over Seattle mark ‘the end of the internet’ as Thursday, December 2, 2021


By means of the trying glass: Are you studying this submit proper now? Sure? Are you certain? As a result of in accordance with indicators which have been popping up throughout Seattle, Washington, the web ends at the moment. I do know I simply posted this text on the web, so perhaps they imply it ends at midnight?

It’s kind of laborious to think about what the world can be like with out the web, particularly for these younger sufficient (not me) to have zero data of what it was once like within the late Eighties and early 90s. There are totally grown adults proper now who solely know what an encyclopedia is as a result of they examine it on the web or they assume you meant to say “Wikipedia.” Even those that bear in mind again within the day may hardly handle to get by with out some form of connection to the World Extensive Internet.

Seatle is house to greater than 45,000 Amazon workers whose jobs exist solely due to the web. So it might need come as a shock to a few of them when indicators round Seattle started displaying the message, “12022021 INTERNET ENDS.” Hmmm, 12/02/2021?

CNET’s Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, who lives within the Seattle space, first observed the ominous prediction on the signal for a sushi restaurant. Its placard had beforehand learn “Now closed Mondays.” She snapped an image of the letterboard, considering it was humorous and distinctive, solely to search out individuals had seen the message throughout Seattle.

A number of replies to Cooper’s tweet confirmed the identical warning on numerous road indicators and enterprise placards all through the town. A very fascinating one seems on the N eightieth Avenue overpass signal. That one was made to appear like an official WDOT marker—professionally printed on metallic and bolted to submit the identical method as the opposite indicators.

It is harking back to the Mayan Calendar scare of 2012. As chances are you’ll recall, the world was supposed to finish on December 21, 2012 (12212012). What’s the fascination with quantity sequences that includes zeros, ones, and twos? The world might by no means know, though this specific thriller was solved as of Thursday at 2 pm PST.

Cooper famous in her authentic article that one among her colleagues discovered an online web page known as “12022021endoftheinternet.” It seems to mock the unique finish of the web webpage.

There was a timer counting right down to 2 pm December 2. Effectively, 2 pm has come and gone, and presumable on the appointed time, the proprietor of the location posted a video plugging an “anti-cyberpunk novel” known as “Murderf**ckers on the Finish of the Web.” After all, the cryptic indicators had been positioned by the creator Dae D Shields or his confederates as viral advertising and marketing for the guide.

So no want to fret. Your doomscrolling won’t be interrupted any time quickly. That’s except you wish to learn a sci-fi guide a few future Seattle that really sounds fairly fascinating.



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