Scientists Warn That The Coming California Megaquake Could Plunge Large Portions Of The State Into The Ocean

I’m just glad I don’t live in LA.


Source: The End of The American Dream blog, by Michael Snyder

Over the years, many people have been shown that someday a giant earthquake will cause significant portions of California to fall into the ocean. But up until now, most scientists have disputed the idea that this could ever actually happen. Well, now all of that has changed. According to a brand new study, a megaquake along the west coast “could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly”. In fact, the researchers that conducted this study say that it is almost certain to happen eventually. Of course they probably don’t believe that such an event is imminent or else they would be moving out of the state like so many other people are.

When I came across news stories about this brand new study I was absolutely astounded. Here is a short excerpt from one of…

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Why Science Fails to Understand Cycles – They Lack the Connections

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Interesting attempt at the cycle analysis for a MAJOR earthquake. Why do you think they make these predictions, when they don’t properly understand the cycles?
Last week, research based on a more complete earthquake record revised the return period of a quake to 291 years. The last was in 1717, exactly 300 years ago. Every year that passes pushes us further into the wrong end of that equation.
ANSWER: In every field of science outside of Physics, there has been a brain-freeze when it comes to understanding the cyclical nature of everything around us. I was on one of my Institutional World Tours in the second half of the 1980s. I first flew to Toronto, and there was a small earthquake. I then flew to Vancouver, and then there was another small earthquake. Then, I flew to Tokyo and was hit by yet another small quake. I then flew to Australia and joked about how this quake was following me. They said no worries, quakes don’t happen there. That night we were hit by a big quake and all power went out for a day. After that, I flew to New Zealand and sure enough, I was in the middle of another quake.
I met with the earthquake research center there in Auckland. When I described that this quake was following me around the Ring of Fire, I was told no, that was impossible. They were not connected. I argued if you move the plate on one side, it seemed logical that it must move on the other side eventually. About a year later, the research person I had met with called me. He remarked, you know I think you may be right.
I ran correlations of all quakes since the 1906 San Francisco quakes that was ultimately responsible for creating the Federal Reserve and the 1923 quake in Japan was just absolutely devastating. Such an event today would be profound to the world economy.
The entire problem center upon the lack of understanding is that everything is connected and this is the key to comprehending volatility in markets or major quakes in the landscape. It is the combination of force that makes one event more powerful than another. This field of research is just not comprehended in many fields.

Language & Culture are the Keys



Really enjoy the blog & Socrates. Has given me insights I otherwise would have never had. You have mentioned that one of the reasons why the EU will fail and the USA as a union works is a common language. With the pace of tech moving so quickly and nearing a point where we can get real time transition (see: ) do you see this impacting the global currency system to form a single currency eventually?



ANSWER: It depends on the group and class you are talking about. Real-time translation is helpful to business and the tech-savvy younger generation. However, it will take another decade for the bulk of the population to move into retirement or expire. Understanding another language is one thing, but to really speak a language fluently, you need to think in that language. There are concepts in Japanese that I think about in Japanese, and then I have to try to translate it back to English. So every language has a unique culture attached and a thinking process. Translation services will help in general communications, but it will still not overcome culture.

Bonds & Climate Change


QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Your Global Market Watch picked the high in bonds perfectly and called it a major high. I have to say, the system you have created monitoring everything is an incredible teaching tool. I can see what you are saying. There is a major global trend that politicians cannot alter and that is why communism fell and socialism is falling now. Do you believe we can advance this time around when it crashes and burns?



ANSWER: Believe it or not, I am an eternal optimist; foolish at times. I gave up trying to help behind the curtain because I came to witness how politics works. You can tell a politicians to do this or there will be a crash. They will not listen for a simple reason. No politician can run for office saying, “Vote for me, I saved your job.” You would ask, “How do I know I would have lost it?” Politics is about winning. It is far better to run for office by promising change but never delivering. The political situation is simple. They like the crisis for then they launch investigations to get the guy who caused it. They will never prevent it, for that does not have the same impact at the polls.


Society goes through these convulsions roughly every 309 years or so. They build in intensity and that is what we now face — the Sixth Wave. On the cyclical time line, we are at the point where the collapse of Rome came about with the Sixth Wave back then.



Before that, there was the Minoan Collapse.


This is the third major wave. Either we go into a Dark Age, as took place after the last two groups, or we advance. I would like to think we can do this and reform the way things work. Maybe I am just wrong and we will fail. I realize the only way to take that one giant leap for humankind is if the PEOPLE understand why we never advance and say enough is enough.

So the more people we can move to understand the business cycle and DEMAND change, the better chance we have of taking a leap forward instead of backwards.


The ECM will still exist. We cannot alter that. The volatility (intensity) we can influence perhaps. Of course, the Minoan collapse was instigated by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history — Thera (Santorini). The fall of Rome came with climate change when everything turned down much colder and resulted in the invasions of the barbarians who were migrating South.


These groups of Six Waves tend to coincide with the collapse in the energy output of the sun. The climate change we are heading into is by no means global warming, it is back down to record cold. That is not good in the least for civilization.

Machine Learning


QUESTION: Hi, how are you? I hope you fine. I work with business intelligence for 9 years until now, and I’m decided improve my skills on Machine Learning field. I have searched for studies programs in universities, etc, but have found nothing, honest and simple, to be compared by thoughts, oppnions and views from Mr. Armstrong on his website. I would like to know whether there is Artificial Intelligence study program by Armstrong Economics available. I’m REALLY INTERESTED on it.

Cheers from Brazil.

JS Data Analyst

ANSWER: Machine learning is the cutting-edge science of programming computers to act without being expressly programmed to act in a specific manner. Over the last decade, machine learning has opened the door to efficient speech recognition, effective web searches such as Google, and self-driving cars. Machine learning is changing the way we interact with computers and has become so embedded in many aspects of technology today that you probably use it numerous times each day without even knowing you are using it.

True machine learning is the way to the future where we can achieve human-level computers without emotion. There are machine learning techniques I have developed that are strictly proprietary, and I am implementing them to accomplish a comprehensive way of managing the understanding of the global economy and how everything fits together to create a dynamic working composite that has moved beyond theoretical underpinnings of learning. Trying to expand these techniques into other fields including medicine would be a nice long-term goal. I do not offer any course on how to do this. The practical know-how is extensive and attempting to apply these techniques to new problems in other fields is time consuming. I’m not even sure I could get to all these in one lifetime.

Once we launch, then we may be open for some apprenticeships. Right now, unfortunately, we have space only for those who have some experience in this field of machine learning. We are functioning at probably light years ahead of anyone in the field of finance or economics. Trying to write something from scratch would take years if not more than a decade. Then you have to have the track record for serious money to even think about using it. We have the reputation, track record, and the outright experience in this field. These are not things that can be duplicated so easily.

So right now, unfortunately, experience is necessary in machine learning to join our team. We do not offer courses just yet. Perhaps one day.

Pacific Ring of Fire – New Zealand now Japan


A major quake has hit New Zealand and days later Japan. Unfortunately, this is in line with our model as we head toward our destiny with a crash in the energy output of the sun. The Pacific Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped band of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin. This is known as the Ring of Fire for it is populated with both fault lines and volcanoes. It is historically prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because it is the most seismically active zone on the planet. Our models show we are headed into a much greater period of activity as we get closer to 2040. This is when we should see the peak in activity and this should help create the coming Mini Ice Age correlating with the decline in the energy output of the sun.

The Ring of Fire extends 40,000km and includes 452 volcanoes, stretching from the southern tip of South America, up and along the west coast of North America, across the Bering Strait and down through Japan. It then turns south taking in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia, where the Indo-Australian Plate collides with the Eurasian Plate, and end in New Zealand, known as the “Shaky Isles”.

1816-year-without-a-summerThe most catastrophic earthquakes have taken place around the Ring of Fire, including the strongest one on record, a magnitude 9.5 in Chile in the 1960s. It was 1816 known as the Year without a Summer that was caused by a massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies. This was the largest eruption in at least 1,300 years after the extreme weather events of 535–536AD. The Earth had already been in a centuries-long period of global cooling that started in the 14th century as the energy output of the sun declined into 1700s. Known today as the Little Ice Age, it had already caused considerable agricultural crop failures in Europe. The Little Ice Age’s existing cooling was aggravated by the eruption of Tambora on the Ring of Fire, which occurred during its concluding decades.The year 1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer because of severe climate abnormalities that caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1.3 °F). This resulted in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere as Tambora threw so much ash into the air it snowed in New York City during July.

The borders of a lot of tectonic plates generally meet in the Ring of Fire. This is where they move away from each other and push at each other creating earthquakes. This week has seen significant seismic activity along the belt, particularly in Japan and New Zealand. A near 7.4-magnitude quake hit the same Fukushima prefecture in Japan where the nuclear reactor was located. Once again a tsunami soon followed.

The New Zealand and Japan quakes took place on the western side of the Pacific rim. This will be followed now by pressure being release on the Eastern side of the Rim running along the coast of North and South America. There is an 866 year cycle between the four biggest volcanic eruptions since 1650BC. Of course, there are minor frequencies that produce strong eruptions, but of a lessor magnitude 6 or less. For example, 86 years from 1815 gave us the 1902 eruption of Santa María Central America Volcanic Arc October 24, 1902.

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1650BC Thera eruption that ended Minoan Civilization

180AD Taupo Caldera/Hatepe eruption Taupo Volcano Affected skies over Rome and China

947AD Baekdu Mountain/Tianchi eruption China/ North Korea border  Nov-947

1815 AD Mount Tambora Lesser Sunda Islands Apr 10, 1815 Year Without a Summer (1816)

AI Computer Systems – Do They Need to be Regulated?

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Hi Martin,

Thank you for your incredible contribution to humanity, everything you have done so far would take thousands of average humans to achieve. I am writing to ask for your advice on a very serious problem facing mankind. With the exponential development of AI systems I can see only one conclusion to this technology and that is the entropic eradication of humans. I use the word entropic because no matter how many ways you asses the human race, their is no logical reason for them to exist. I am reaching out to you for advice on how to create and enforce a set of protocols that all AI systems will have to adhere to in an effort to preserve and improve mankind on the planet. I am a deep thinker from the land down under and I believe that the timing at the moment is perfect to create and announce a worldwide AI authority.

We will need some big names involved and will need to appear from the very beginning as having indisputable credibility. I really think there is only one opportunity to do this as any general discussion of the concept would create a resistance movement, even if only for the sake of resisting. People are so predictable. I know you have more work than you can handle, so at the very least please direct me to someone who can help to make this a reality. It may be as simple as asking Socrates to create a set of protocols that make the preservation of humans a superior priority over all other issues. Can you help.

Cheers P

ANSWER: I know that the movies portray AI as capable of acquiring emotion and taking over the world. I have been a very accomplished programmer. I do not know how it would be possible to create a program that would actually engage in emotion. I can simulate such a pattern, but it would not be real.

AI can do things that humans cannot BECAUSE it lacks emotion and bias. If it were possible to create emotion, AI would then be just like humans and lose the ability to actually perform a task such as predicting that Trump would win or BREXIT since emotion would produce bias. Every poll missed it because they are created by humans asking humans and therein lies the emotion. I believe that it is rather strange that every poll was wrong here and in Britain. It is more probable that they were not wrong, just engaged in trying to manipulate society which failed.

AI could revolutionize medicine, economics, law, and politics where each is dependent upon EXPERIENCE. I had a parasite that entered my eye when I was inside. I told the doctor and they said such things only exist in the tropics. I lost part of my eyesight, and after writing to a judge to be taken to a doctor I was told no. When I got out, my family doctor also said I was wrong. He sent be for a test for Fibromyalgia. I went, assuming he was wrong but had to prove it. The doctor conducting the test had a parasite one time. When I told him, he said, yes, that’s what you have. He called my family doctor told him and only then did he refer me to a specialist. He looked at the same blood test my family doctor took and said, yes, you have a parasite. He gave me the medicine and it was gone. My point is, each doctor had an opinion. If my family doctor had no idea what a parasite was in New Jersey, he would not have consider it as a possibility. AI can do that in the blink of an eye.

Any system that is just a human opinion would benefit from AI. I do not see it as something that needs to be regulated when those who regulate things have no idea of the subject matter to start with. The regulations will be absurd and probably drafted to prevent what they see in movies. Regulation is used to control human bias toward one thing or another. If there is no bias, then how do you regulate truth?

Artificial Intelligence Computers Replacing Lawyers

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The trend toward replacing opinion-oriented fields like analysis is also taking root in medicine as well as law. The new computer named ‘ROSS’ is an AI computer that acts as a bankruptcy lawyer and is now being employed by some of the world’s largest law firms. Oh, they will still charge you as if a person spent hours instead of seconds to reach the same conclusion. But, hey! We are approaching virtual lawyers like in the movie “Total Recall.”

Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning

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CRITICISM: The Computer has no bias or imput?

Which is impossible: a computer needs information or facts to make decisions. Unfortunately, ‘facts’ are often skewed by humans for personal or political purposes. Saying such, however, is to your advantage. If the computer is wrong, you are guiltless. If correct, you benefit as the creator of the computer. Any frequent reader of your knows that you predict every outcome and can always point to a successful one.


REPLY: You completely fail to grasp the difference between AI and standard analysis. If there were ANY human input, then I might as well retire and say you are on your own, thanks for the good times. You assume “facts” are based on human analysis and selection of what events to put in and leave out. That can never be a valid model. People act in anticipation of events before they happen. So just how do you create a fundamental input of mights and maybes?

By stepping back and allowing the computer to analyze, I have learned far more from it than I could teach the computer.

Personally, I have had a good nose for trading. But I am not infallible because I am human. Whenever I have thought something might happen, it is the computer who is correct. The computer has proven me wrong plenty of times.

Any errors I make are confined to interpretation, but your comment proves a point I have long made. There is absolutely no way everyone would ever follow the model. There will always be people who disagree for a host of reasons.

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Artificial intelligence has taken a giant leap forward into cognitive machine learning. We are well beyond the simplistic computer programs that were expert systems masquerading as AI.

We have crossed that threshold and embarked on a journey of creating computers that can self-generate. It can adapt and learn like a child.

Your skepticism reveals you fail to understand the advances in technology all around you. Even Google learns what you like and tailors advertisements targeted to your interests.

If any human input were skewing fundamentals, it would be worthless. I could never quit under such circumstances. Sorry, we have great supporters who understand what this journey is all about. Then we have those who really despise whatever I do because it upsets their comfortable vision of the world and how that should work.

The only reason the computer tends to be more right than wrong is rather simplistic. When you are tracking the entire world, if you are right one on segment, you have to be right across the board. Everything is connected. Sorry that you cannot see that.

Open your eyes. AI is taking over everything and I would rather have a computer analyze my symptoms than a doctor any day. Computers do not make mistakes — humans do.

Good luck