Originally Posted by Jeff
Even though that Mayan calendar has been around for a really really long time, the US has only been into the Mayan "Doomsday" nonsense for the past 30 years or so.
I think the hype will die off WAYYYYY before 2217. In fact, I should hope that by that time, the average person isn't so brainless, superstitious, and uninformed to even entertain such nonsense. Especially since the Mayans don't even believe there will be an end to the world (and, even if they did, so what? What makes extremely primitive people with less than 0.1% of the technology we have today more informed on astronomy than modern scientists?).