Government IT: '2012' Movie Unleashes Doomsday Theories, Irks NASA
The premise of the disaster movie "2012" opening Nov. 13 is that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012. Where did this prediction originate? Take your pick: Mayan, Hindu or Hopi prophesy; galactic realignment; Web bots; or polar reversal. In any event, the Internet is busily perpetuating pseudo science that NASA calls nothing less than bait-and-switch tactics. Here, eWEEK looks at some of the popular Internet doomsday theories.