Introduction to the 12-12-12 book and website

In the summer of 2003, with an advertising budget of 36 pounds, an unusual and controversial site was launched that lists every major issue in the World. Amazingly it has reached the first page of several search engines, linked to by many websites and is being read worldwide. It contains a wealth of information for journalistic or educational research.

It started off as a research hobby by an ordinary member of the public who had in-depth senior consulting experience in Enterprise Systems Management at large computer centers. He decided to place his findings and opinions on the internet so that anyone, especially students and teachers at senior High Schools and Universities, could talk about and propose solutions for problems in their local communities and the World in general.

The website deals with a seemingly ridiculous hypothesis: what if an ordinary member of the public that no one had ever heard of, unilaterally decided 'to take over the World' as 'Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth'? What if this first ever self proclaimed 'Cyberspace Global Ruler' decided to list every problem facing mankind and then provide hundreds of 'edicts' and 'commands' to get them resolved peacefully by a certain date, which he has decided MUST be December 12th 2012? (Hence the title of his book and website.)

To make the site more interesting, and to avoid the accusation of being on an ego trip, the author Andronicos decided to include critical - and at times cynical - commentary and argue with himself and his own findings in public! There is even a secret code to break, which despite many attempts to do so, no one has succeeded as yet.

This website is predominantly the online version of Andronicos' 12-12-12 book, including useful external links and discussion topics.

There are 3 ways to use this website:

The first is to just read and analyse the arguments Andronicos has with his alter egos Andronicos "the Great" and Andronicos "The Cynic".

The second is to take part by registering (it's free of charge) and sharing your opinion on the topics in question. [Currently this function is disabled.]

The third way is for High School or University students to take part in the World Leaders Game or discuss the Revision questions during Social Studies class debates. This unusual game creates a testing ground and educational basis for future would be politicians, diplomats, Heads of State and one day maybe, a real life Director of the Human Race/Manager Planet Earth.

Enjoy reading 12-12-12. If you are newspaper editor, there is even a poll to participate in should you wish. If not, we are sure the site will provide you personally and your colleagues with a wealth of research material by using some of the many external links provided, which cover most topics under the sun.

The strictly non-profit 12-12-12 website, which does not allow ANY form of commercial advertising has been described as a blue print for World peace and poverty eradication and even a modern day version of 'Common Sense': a simple pamphlet written 200+ years ago by Thomas Paine that helped to ignite the American Revolution.

Whichever way you choose to participate, please talk about 12-12-12 to your friends, family and workmates, because maybe, just maybe, your ideas could help the World.

From the Office of the Director of The Human Race and Manager Planet Earth
(The World's First Cyberspace Global Ruler)

An interview with the author Andronicos

For the record, the real Andronicos the author, certainly does not profess to "Greatness"

Quick Links for The Blueprint for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty and War by December 12th 2012

Simple Site Map

All the 600 issues (or topics) to bring about World Peace and the eradication of extreme poverty by December 12th 2012 are divided up into 12 main headings as found on the home page. Alternatively, you may find useful navigation hints below:

  • Download and optionally print the 12-12-12 book in whole or in part
  • Read a whole section online via the home page or via the exploded list index of all issues
  • Read each issue one by one. This is ideal if your internet speed is slow, or you wish to quickly translate a page
  • Search for a particular topic that is of interest to you
  • Listen to Andronicos "The Great's" unusual speech
  • Talk about the material in Senior High School or College lessons using the discussion topics (view some examples here)
  • Recite a touching poem about World Peace: The Ancient Song of The Human Race

Please note: this website is written in British English

12-12-12 Membership

Statistics of Shame
Statistics of Shame

It will take an average person 12 hours to read and understand the contents of this website and listen to 'The Speech'. Is one hour a day for 12 days too long? Why don't you email the link to 12 of your friends and discuss their opinions in 12 days time? Maybe the 7th person in your email chain can break the secret code and the 12th person, may hold the key to World Peace. Are you or someone in your family the 7th or 12th person?

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The 12-12-12 website is an educational website that facilitates individual or group discussion. The coded 12-12-12 book is a snapshot, written over an 87 day period, of the major problems in the World as at March 17th 2002 and possibly how to resolve them. The author Andronicos has written it in an ironic style to act as a catalyst for constructive discussion.
This website does not solicit nor accept paid advertising or web awards. Neither does it solicit donations from other organisations, charities, corporations or members of the public.

© Andronicos 2003 (Who for the record, does not profess to greatness in any shape or form and is quite honoured by the amount of interest this project is attracting worldwide).
Last modified: 29 May 2007