Predictions For 2022

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-The SS Richard Montgomery which is under the Thames Estuary and packed with explosives finally goes bang.
One false move and I could be right...

Navy to dismantle sunken cargo ship on Thames holding unstable explosives​

MoD reportedly warns of ‘mass damage and potential loss of life’ if ordnance on SS Richard Montgomery triggered


Charlie Moloney
Thu 30 Dec 2021 15.24 GMT


An operation to remove the masts from a sunken cargo ship in the River Thames, containing 1,400 tonnes of unstable explosives onboard, will involve Royal Navy specialists.
It is believed that if the unexploded ordnance on the SS Richard Montgomery were triggered it could lead to the nearby oil and gas facilities in Sheerness being damaged, the Daily Telegraph reports.

A Ministry of Defence report said an explosion “would throw a 300 metre-wide column of water and debris nearly 3,000 metres into the air and generate a wave 5 metres high”.
The ship has remained a hazard in the shipping waters around Sheerness since it sunk on 20 August 1944. Its cargo of explosives in the forward holds has not been unloaded since.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...warship-on-thames-holding-unstable-explosives

And, another prediction, possibly going way into the realms of fantasy - Hermes actually delivers a package to the correct address, on time and undamaged.
 

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My prediction for 2022 is that whatever Nostradamus and Baba Vanga predict isn't going to happen.
You ask, you shall recieve:

Mystic Baba Vanga Makes Her Predictions for 2022​


An alien attack on Earth
Another deadly virus, this time from Siberia
Natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, and floods—and a plague of locusts in India
Global water scarcity
A "takeover" of virtual reality

Read all about it here: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/mystic-makes-her-predictions-for-2022from-beyond-the-grave/
 

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Why are all 'predictions' always so full of disaster?
You never get any nice predictions.
How about "Aliens arrive and extend hands of galactic friendship, delivering a panacea to cure all ills, 'warp drive' technology to allow us to travel the universe, and methods to prevent pollution whilst providing unlimited energy supplies"
 

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Why are all 'predictions' always so full of disaster?
You never get any nice predictions.
How about "Aliens arrive and extend hands of galactic friendship, delivering a panacea to cure all ills, 'warp drive' technology to allow us to travel the universe, and methods to prevent pollution whilst providing unlimited energy supplies"
@Trevp666 voted Sexiest Man Alive for the tenth year running.
 

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How about "Aliens arrive and extend hands of galactic friendship, delivering a panacea to cure all ills, 'warp drive' technology to allow us to travel the universe, and methods to prevent pollution whilst providing unlimited energy supplies"
More likely they'll arrive and say "What the hell are you lot doing here? This is private property, you shouldn't be on this planet now bugger off or I'll get the Galactic Police on to you! Bloody trespassers!"
 

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That's it....drag it back down again...bleedin killjoy. lol.
 

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Why are all 'predictions' always so full of disaster?
You never get any nice predictions.
How about "Aliens arrive and extend hands of galactic friendship, delivering a panacea to cure all ills, 'warp drive' technology to allow us to travel the universe, and methods to prevent pollution whilst providing unlimited energy supplies"
Hey! Mine was quite a nice one! And credible (if a little low key).
A new pop/rock trend will emerge in the UK, spurred on by the success of Wet leg.

It will be unashamedly middle-class and centred around the provinces, particularly the coastal areas. The look will be folksy-hippy. The sound will be punk/grunge/psychobilly (it will be very guitar based and implicitly anti-techno) and the attitude will be hedonistic and mockingly humorous.

The press will dub it `lobster pop`, or something.

Widely understood as a reaction to the privations of the pandemic, it will cause a pleasant diversion throughout 2022 and will bring a few sexy new bands into the mainstream - but will be too escapist to have all that much of a lasting impact.
 

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It will follow 2021. This expected change in the number will, for reasons that escape me, cause some people great excitement. Otherwise things will not change a great deal from the previous day.

Yes I know I'm a grumpy old git, but fifty years ago, in England, I don't think anyone noticed; or if they did cared much more than they did when January became February. :omr:
 

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As 2021 goes down to die;
Step forward, step bright, and look 2022 right in the eye;
Of great deeds to be done, and kind words to be said,- ( and yes, to even tidy out that garden shed);
Of books intended to be writ or read, or of things better left inside of your head;
Of friends who have left us and those new ones to come forth;
Of things to imagine, of things to achieve;
Of the strangest things in which to believe;
Of whatever you are, be it cynic or gifted, curious, or mind clear;
If you come to this forum, you’ll always find welcome here;
So whether Polt, Cryptid or Ghost, Spring Healed Fellow, or Flyer of Saucer;
Giant and hairy or smaller and grey, let me now wish unto you all:

A Very Happy first day of the year 2022!
 

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Okay, serious predictions here (for the UK):

- The 1980's New Romantic era fashion will make a come-back, along with the music
- Gordon Brown will have a political revival, alongside which there will be a sea-change in consumerism. This will see a large portion of the population taking on board austerity and actually vying with each other as to who can do the most with the least. There will be new game shows, life-style programmes etc. on TV reflecting this.
- Alongside the above, some communities will take up an austere lifestyle which resembles puritanism / Presbyterianism / Quakers / Shakers - anything where dress is austere, white collars are worn, 'grow, your own food' in communities supported, machinery rejected etc. In areas with a large take-up of this 'new -era' life-style, people will campaign for a local political system of Elders. Church attendance will be off the scale, in some areas.
- There will be a huge controversy in the UK Royal family, regarding a bright blood orange / fiery red rose (this may be symbolic).
- There will be a 'dining room' tax - so-called because if anyone owns a house which has rooms which are not a Kitchen, Sitting room, bedroom, bathroom - they will have to pay an extra levy. This will not apply if the householder regularly holds banquets / Balls, or has an office they use every day.
- Londoners will start living underground. I don't know why, but above ground will be a mess.

All the above are based on weird dreams I have had lately.
 

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- Londoners will start living underground. I don't know why, but above ground will be a mess.
There are large areas of currently-unused space underground in London, mostly owned by the London transport system, water companies and the council. Some of them could be repurposed into housing.
 

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There are large areas of currently-unused space underground in London, mostly owned by the London transport system, water companies and the council. Some of them could be repurposed into housing.

There is a lot of sense to this. Why not put it to use?
 

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There are large areas of currently-unused space underground in London, mostly owned by the London transport system, water companies and the council. Some of them could be repurposed into housing.
Would you want to live underground with no natural light? I imagine the cost of providing services - water, sewerage, power, would probably be more expensive than above ground.
 

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- There will be a huge controversy in the UK Royal family, regarding a bright blood orange / fiery red rose (this may be symbolic).
I wanted to expand on this: In the dream I had, about 40 members of the royal family / dignitaries, mostly women, had a photo taken, sitting in rows on a tiered dais in St James' Park. The people seated on the left were all wearing this new bright orange and red rose pinned to their clothes on their left, above their hearts, however, hardly anyone on the right had done so, due to some kind of dissent about wearing it. To fake unity, I was given the task of photo-shopping roses onto the photo. On some of the people, it was fine, but others were wearing the new austerity dress, of a kind of beige sack-cloth and the rose would in reality have dragged the material down and made it too obvious it was fake, so I had to paint tiny versions of the rose around their necklines. Weird dream, but felt predictive and symbolic. I asked why I was having to do this and was told 'you'll see'.
 
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