Predicting the future with The Web Bot Project [Infographic]

Have you ever heard of the Web Bot Project? Created in 1997, it is an application that can, by tracking trending keywords and net chatter, predict future events. Bold and far fetched claim, don’t you think? But apparently it works. It has claimed to have predicted past events such as the September 11 attacks, the BP oil spill and hurricane Katrina, and many more. It has also predicted future events such as the 2012 Phenomenon and a “data gap” in late 2012 running through May 2013 brought about by devastating solar activity.

Whether you believe in these kinds of predictions or not, the fact remains, it is all very a interesting and darn good read. The infographic below explains everything you need to know about The Web Bot Project and highlights some of its big predictions from the past and looks towards some of its scary future predictions.

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The Web Bot Project

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