Friday, December 30, 2011

Bock: "2012 Will Be Wonderful!"

"Farm in fog", photography by Gary Hamburgh
OK, I felt the pressure building up inside me as the end of the year came closer.

Just as we watch the fogs slowly lifting over the farmhouse in Gary Hamburgh´s beautiful picture, here are my predictions for 2012.

  1. The universe as we know it will still be here
  2. We will have made contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence. However, they decline any further contact because they think we are dumb asses.
  3. The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything will remain 42.
  1. The Arab spring will continue with baby-steps and a few set backs, it will eventually also turn into a Persian spring. There will still be no Chinese spring in sight
  2. The Internet will remain free, power mongers must realize you cannot put the genie back in the can once it is set free.
  3. Barack Obama will be reelected for a second term as President of the United States of America
  1. SecondLife will still be here, things will improve inworld when Viewer 1 has been dropped
  2. Linden Lab will remain as owners of SecondLife and their financial situation will slowly improve
  3. Mesh will...  ugh lets wait and see, my answer on this one is 42
  1. The blog "Tinas universum" (Tina´s Universe) will be up and running again, the oldest Swedish avatar known to man cannot hold back long
  2. "Bock in SecondLife" will most likely still be here, lets say 42 on this one
  3. As for the rest - 42
  1. I will be 42 and Bock will be 5, but we will still look like 32 and act like 12
  2. I and Bock will have had sex again with another human being and/or avatar. Finally!
  3. I will still be on antidepressants but vastly improved

That´s it folks! All in all, we have a wonderful and marvelous year waiting for us. Enjoy 2012!


  1. i saiy YAY to personal 2:)
    you forgot one thing in second life: all lag will vanish!!
    pösshappy new year buddy

  2. LOL I say YAY to that one too. "Things will improve" includes lag. Hugs!

  3. There´s no doubt about it, 2012 will be great!! Happy new year Bock :)

  4. We will stick it out together, bosom buddy, and make it the best year ever! Happy new year to all of the Apmels! ;)

  5. Ride a white swan my Laird :) sorry thats been going through my mind all morning and seemed...apt =^^=

  6. Happy new year Dear Bock!!!!
    Keep your wings on and stay the one you are!
    Zigga and Em

  7. Haha sirhc, somehow the names Leda and Zeus and the term bestiality pops up in my head. ;P

    Hugs Ziga and Em, have a great evening together! Love ya both!

  8. 42? Should there be a plus sign between 4 and 2 ... if so, the meaning of life ... 6! If there is no sex ... can it be Second Life? ;)

  9. Arghh you techies! The number comes from the radi play and novel "The Hichhikers guide to the galaxy" by Douglas Adams.

    Well Sven, sex is a part of ant decent existence, therefor also of SecondLife, but sometimes one must do without. It is possible to survive ;)

  10. 1. Google Trends

    Google Trends shows a clear drop for SL and Opensim, Google Trends: Minecraft, Opensim, Second Life

    Please explain why Opensim search activity levels in Google Trends have dropped by 50% in the past 3.5 years - Google Trends: Opensim

    2. Gaming Industry

    This is the water fountain, where the horses are drinking and jobs are being created, Gaming Industry Economic Data

    3. LL's 2012 Gaming Strategy

    Linden Lab To End Era As Second Life-Only Company In 2012

    Linden Lab and a few Opensim players are on the Gaming train...

    4. Minecraft

    Millions are balking SL and Opensim... this is not counting stones

  11. I am happy to see you are agreeing with me, eurominuteman - or did I miss something! ;)


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