Entrepreneur, Explorer, Angel.
Sometimes all at Once.
18TH May 2011
Creative problem Solving - Good Story - Race to the Bottom - Timely - Uncategorized
Is May 21 the End of Days? or just Rapture for Entrepreneurs
Either way, we’ll take your money now…
There’s been a story circulating among the Funda-gelical crowd that the world is ending on May 21. Sounds about right, based on my week so far.
Anyways, I’ve lived through a few end-of-the-world scenarios [remember Y2K?] and what interests me is the number of ways people come up with businesses to deal with the problem! I’ve heard that people focus best when they are terrorized, (which would explain my ability to make up airtight cover stories, even as my father pulled the Olds ’88 into the gravel driveway). But couple the End of the World with American entrepreneurship and you get brilliant solutions to addressing post-Rapture administrative chores. Here a few of my favorites:
There’s one company that offers to care for the pets of the newly-raptured after they go to heaven…. but please note, “Unfortunately at this time we are not equipped to accommodate all species and must limit our services to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and small caged mammals. Please note: we can now offer rescue services for horses, camels, llamas and donkeys in NH,VT, ID and MT”. Anyways, all caregivers are confirmed atheists, so there is no chance they will be called up when you are. Part with $135 per pet, and you’re covered, not matter what happens. No refunds.
There’s also a handy guide to navigate the post-rapture as well, pulled to gether by Kurt Seland. I looked up Money (there was no section on venture capital: I guess angels take over after the rapture?). Anyways, according to Kurt, hard currency will become obsolete. Currency and coin is expensive to produce, lends itself readily for drug trafficking and, with high tech equipment, is too easily counterfeited. The debit card will become the tool for all personal financial transactions. However, at some point after the rapture, probably right after the two witnesses are killed, everyone will be required to get a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy and sell. Do not, do not, do not under any circumstances participate by receiving this mark. All those who receive this mark known as “The Mark of the Beast” are doomed for eternity.
That’s one man’s opinion, anyways. You can probably pick up the book for cheap sometime after May 21st, depending on how things work out.
My point is this (other than getting great SEO on May 21st): people are always coming up with ideas to make a buck. I respect that. See you on the 22nd.