The car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed

There is a plan for the future

On 28 June 1914 the Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand in his car in Sarajevo. It was the act that triggered World War I. The war ended with the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Strangely enough the car in which Franz Ferdinand was killed bore licence plate number A III 118, a possible reference to the Armistice of 11-11-18. History may be a script. If there was a plan for the future in 1914, there could be one in place now.

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A few possible scenarios

Machines and algorithms may take over many of our tasks so that humans will become obsolete as workers. Humans will enhance themselves using bio-technology, cyborg engineering and information technology, and evolve into beings that live long and differ from humans existing today. They may create virtual realities with simulations of humans to entertain themselves. Perhaps this already happened.

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Wake up call

It was the autumn of 2008. Every time I woke up at night and looked at the clock, it showed times like 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 or 5:55. Then, out of the blue, my wife told me that she too was waking up at night and seeing those same time prompts again and again. Many people have been nagged by time prompts. But what does it mean?

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Illustration for the first edition of Utopia

Welcome to Utopia

Until very recently nearly everyone lived in abject poverty. Most people had barely enough food to survive. In 1651 the philosopher Thomas Hobbes depicted the life of man as poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Yet, a few centuries later a miracle had happened. Soon we may have nuclear fusion providing us with unlimited energy. That may be the end of poverty.

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Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau

Meeting Chief Inspector Jaques Clouseau

Despite his bumbling and clumsy appearance, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau was always able to solve the mystery. How can a clown like him be correct all the time while the competent fail? The answer is that Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in a story.

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broken mirror

A shattered mirror

What if intuition fails you more often than happens to most people? In that case you consider options other people don’t think of. Others may call you crazy or insane. Indeed, most of the options you consider are not worth considering, but you don’t know that until you have found out yourself. If that applies to you then you may be autistic.

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Who is she?

During the interview she said to me: “You were warned of me during a previous interview.” Then she mentioned the specifics of where it happened and the name of the student warning me. And indeed it had happened that way. Over the years peculiar coincidences happened, suggesting that my business with her wasn’t finished yet. Some of these incidents were eerie and intimidating. For a long time I believed them to be just coincidences, that is until the autumn of 2008.

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parking licence

Events in my life related to 11 September

Accidents, emergency, coincidence and connecting the dots. Emergency and 11 September are closely linked to each other, not only because of the terrorist attacks and the number 911 being the emergency services telephone number in the United States. There were some peculiar coincidences related to 11 September in my life.

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The curse of The Omen

Rumours go that some films have been cursed, for example The Poltergeist, Superman and Rosemary’s Baby. Still, the curse of The Omen stands out. This story includes some personal experiences. What happened challenges the laws of probability. You have been warned.

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