"OH LOL THIS COULD NEVER HAPPEN HERE"
you guys are retarded too
Of course it couldn't, it's a science fiction interpretation of the book of Revelation. If you want to write a story where it happens, go ahead, but it ain't the future.
If a dude tripped major ******** balls ages before acid was even invented, managed to remember it, wrote it all down, and the text survived until now? It could happen.
Hell, reverse psychology makes prophecies of a possible nature a bit more likely to come true than not anyhow. Y'see, if you count out the prophecy, you're expecting it not to happen, which means you're definitely not going to prepare for anything detailed in said prophecy. Y'dig?