- Passenger jets disappear with no trace.
- Video recordings of beheadings by a group unheard of in January 2014.
- The U.S.A. sends military equipment to Syria to assist in overthrowing Assad. It is absconded with by an army of military amateurs who are in the process of setting up the New Caliphate.
- This same amateur group is defeating 500,000 professional Iraqi soldiers and Kurd insurrectionists who have air support from the USAF.
- Crimea secedes from the Ukraine and reunites with Russia; Russia is punished by NATO for taking the Ukraine back. The U.S.A. is complicit in the overthrow of a democratically elected government in the Ukraine.
- Hamas begins a barrage of rockets on Israeli targets and Israel responds predictablywith overwhelming force, crushing Gaza.
- Scotland considers leaving the UK, while Catalonia does the same with Spain, and Venice with Italy.
- Central banks funnel wealth into the pockets of cronies while governments rape their taxpayers to make it happen.
- The world economy slides into decline, as the central bankers squeeze the last drop of "quantitative easing" from a population that doesn't realize what is happening.
- The birth rate of entire ethnic groups in the "wealthy West" drop below the recovery point.
- A rare, deadly disease becomes an epidemic in the poorest part of the world, and spreads to the richest nations on earth.
The world is changing, and not for the better. I do not know if it will be an apocalypse, or a slow devolution, but civilization's zenith is past us for this cycle.
I suspect that the most likely course lean heavily towards the slow devolution. Momentum being what it is, there are tremendous forces trying to maintain equilibrium. But, I do not think those forces understand exactly what is happening, and therefore they will be surprised again and again as events play out in an unanticipated fashion.
What will happen?
Whatever happens, the world will not be the same for your children's children as it was for you. Unless, of course, you are part of one of those ethnic groups that are not having children, and then it won't matter.