may have predicted an assassination attempt on Donald Trump.
While logic might suggest Nostradamus
' claims could apply to almost anything, some of the coded verses do seem oddly specifc.
On the other hand, if the relatively low percentage of accuracy of his prophecies proceeds for 2018, we should instead turn our attention toward a number of important megatrends that are even now changing the shape of our world as we know it and will determine our future more accurately than Nostradamus
. These megatrends, as identified by the Emerging Markets Forum think tank, involve demographics (changing global population), urbanization, international trade, globalization of finance, the rise of emerging economies notably China, the rise of a massive middle class, intense competition for finite natural resources, technological progress particularly in the area of artificial intelligence, climate change, and the continuing communications revolution.
Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus
' quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power.
can bother himself to tune in the crystal ball and act as a pre-emptive pools panel over a provincial club's big day out in Wales, surely he must have set his mystic Sky Plus for a series link?
From the fate of the winner of the number one TV reality talent show to the tragic ending of the finale show of the world's most revered talk show queen, no one is safe from the Facebook Nostradamus
' deadly accurate dreams.
For centuries Nostradamus
has been considered to be a divinely inspired prophet and astrologer whose prophecies have predicted Adolf Hitler, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and even the world's end in 2012.
would have loved this time of year, or not.
Author Grant Edwards thinks Nostradamus
was a genius--just not in the way most people think.
But in this case the monsters are Muslim-extremist terrorists bent on detonating a dirty bomb in Geneva Switzerland; the sorcery is an allusion to the alchemical processes by which the 16th century seer Nostradamus
is said to have witnessed the future; and the catacombs are the lair of a secret supranational group trying to prevent that bomb from destabilizing the international monetary system.
Our favorite: "ET phone home" means "Cell phone use has gotten out of hand." ET must have been channelling Nostradamus
, because cell phones hadn't been invented when the movie came out.