How scared we are


Last weekend, the countdown on http://www.eon8.com reached its final seconds. Hundreds of thousands watched as Zero Hour arrived. They'd discussed eon8's hex codes and security measures, and invented outrageous scenarios about its purpose.
No terrorists attacked, no viruses broke out, and the alien invasion was canceled. Creator "Mike" revealed that eon8 was simply an experiment.
eon8 shows how easily people can work each other into a frenzy and abandon common sense for undiluted panic. Remember eon8 the next time the media, politicians or internetters go scaremongering.
Die-hard conspiracy nuts will now probably claim that eon8 really is sinister, and that its proclaimed innocence is yet another cover-up.

Posted by cronopio at 02:39 PM, July 03, 2006