This is not about the 'Mayans' and 'Nostradamus'. Just clearing that up. However, even if the doomsday everyone is so fixated on doesn't happen, what could happen?
Presidential Election (US) - The president could be even more incompetent than the current one. Or even... more incompetent than the devil George Bush himself. I personally support Ron Paul but to be honest I don't think he'll win the election.
The Economy - ...could get worse. No, unfortunately it will. Not really an if question.
SOPA - could get passed. Immensely popular websites and even smaller websites like this, pornographic websites, image based websites, video and picture sharing websites, news sites, everything imaginable can and will probably be blocked. http://publicknowledge.org/e-parasite-s ... NAodMgKfmQ
Some of the things SOPA would cause?
By short-circuiting the legal system, it gives rightsholders a fast-track to shutting down websites.
By creating conflicts between "DNS" servers, it would make you more vulnerable to hackers, identity theft, and cyberattacks.
By sanctioning government interference with the internet, it would make the internet more censored, akin to that of China and Syria.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
Indefinite detention of American citizens -
Apparently the indefinite detention and torture of Citizens suspected of terrorist activities will be legal. Now this couldn't possibly affect you could it? Let me just ask you one question. Would you trust the government with your life? Thought not. http://www.eutimes.net/2011/12/obama-in ... americans/http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... -citizens/
What do you think 2012 has in store for us?