Why 2020 Will Be The Best Year Ever – Each and every day most of us are faced with a deluge of data. Just scrolling through social media some of us might wonder if we are on the verge of the end of the world, being bombarded by so much negative information. It can feel very overwhelming for many people, but the truth is many things in our world have improved considerably.
We just often don’t hear about the good news. So, today we’d like to make you feel a little better about the state of things. Here goes: We’ll start with technology. We’ve all been hearing about how self-driving cars will be all over the place and a few years back you might have heard it will happen in 2020.
We all hoped that such technology would cut down on accidents, free up parking spaces and cut down on pollution. If you keep up with the latest updates and tests you’ll know that 2020 might not be the year this happens. But the software in these cars continues to improve and you’ll see firms testing their tech in more places.
Google’s self-driving arm Waymo reported started testing in Los Angeles as we wrote this. Unfortunately, while we believe such technology will impress us even more in 2020, we don’t think the streets will be full of such cars during this year. Keep an eye out, though, because we think we will see some vast improvements.
Some tech will surface in 2020, and we will see the full roll-out of 5G. For you that will mean faster connections and affordable data plans. It will mean faster streaming, which is good for the consumer, but it will also mean AI can improve at a better rate. But one of the most exciting developments in technology is personalized and predictive medicine, and in 2020 you are going to start hearing a lot more about this.
Doctors are using data like never before, which means you’ll get a more personalized kind of treatment. Using data the doctor will be able to compare your problem to someone else’s somewhere in the world, and so you’ll get a more refined diagnosis. At the same time computer vision will get much better.
We all know that facial recognition is improving, and while some critics believe this will create a kind of ‘Big Brother” scenario, vision technology can be used in different ways from just looking at people’s faces. Imagine a camera hooked up to a computer that can look at a production line.
If something is about to go wrong, that technology can spot it in time. If something dangerous is going to happen, perhaps the computer can thwart this. If there is danger in the street and something terrible is about to go off, then these cameras might be able to catch it before it’s too late.
2019 was a big year for such vision technology, but we have no doubt that 2020 will be a bigger year. Then there’s things happening that don’t necessarily involve us, but they are still pretty cool. NASA reports that in 2020 Japan will be well on its way to finishing its $2.2 billion project to build a place on the moon for robots.
It will be built by robots for robots to use. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said this about the project, “Various commands have been executed — the routine operation is repeated, driving over specified distances is automated, and operations requiring fine tuning are controlled remotely. The operational process has shown feasibility of the unmanned technologies to build a lunar base”.
We can’t promise it will be fully operational by 2020, but it seems next year things will happen. That’s what the media is telling us anyway. Sticking with space, many other interesting things will happen next year.
NASA will launch its Mars Exploration Program in July, which will check out the red planet more thoroughly than before and try to ascertain what could live up there. Down on Earth we are told that in 2020 the world’s most powerful particle collider the Large Hadron Collider will get some big updates.
As for who has access to the Internet, well, a lot of us just take being online for granted. But still it’s reported that in 2019 there are just 4. 4 billion people online. There are more than 7.7 billion people in the world, so a lot of folks can’t enjoy what you enjoy online. The good news for them is that the forecast is good, and many more people will be connected year-by-year.
In fact, it’s estimated that by 2022 there will be 6 billion Internet users, which will then be around 75 percent of the world’s population. Not only will more internet users mean more people have access to vital information, but more people online means job opportunities and the chance just to have fun online.
The same goes for smartphones. In 2019 it was said 3. 3 billion people owned a smartphone but in 2020 the number will be 3.5 billion. This is according to the website Statistica. While smartphone addiction is something critics are concerned about, we all know there are many benefits to having such technology in our pockets. As for those phones, the prediction is that they will improve.
Fold able phones will become a much bigger thing, while battery technology consisting of several connected blocks should make it possible for our phones to last longer ona charge. This last technology is a work in progress, so we can’t say it will definitely be ready in 2020.
Talking about batteries, some news reports tell us that the use of electric cars is going to surge in 2020. We are told that the surge will mainly be in Europe, with zero emissions vehicles there being on the rise. We looked at a graph of how many new electric cars have been coming to market since 2012 and how many more will come to market in the next few years.
Yes, it seems there will be a surge in 2020 but it will keep surging into the future,too, which is a good thing for our environment. Talking about the environment, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres has said 2020 is a critical year as to how we might change things around.
The world has set distant targets in reducing carbon emissions, but whether we meet them is still not certain in the least. The good news is that people are much more aware now of environmental issues, so we atleast expect some positive things to happen next year. We might take one thing of note here.
That’s that the country of Liberia will become the first country on the planet to stop cutting down its trees. For this, the country of Norway will give this underdeveloped nation $150 million. This deal has been on the table for a number of years but it looks like it will happen in 2020.
As for completely different matters, in 2020 the U. S will have a presidential election. Is that a good thing? Well, democracy is seen by most as being something positive in this world so we think it is. We just looked at betting odds, and current president Donald Trump as well as candidate Elizabeth Warren are hot favorites.
Anything could happen, and we are not here to tell you what we think is a positive result. It should be fun anyway, and no doubt the election will take some of your time up. Over in the UK if Brexit has been finally implemented the transition period will end December 31, but again, anything could happen here. In other news the world will get taller buildings and records will be smashed.
The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia has been under construction for quite some time and has seen some setbacks, but it’s thought it could finally be finished in 2020. If that happens we will see the only building in the world that is a massive one kilometer high. That’s 3,281 feet.
It will comprise of 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel and will cost a whopping $1. 23 billion. Also in the Middle East, but this time in Dubai, we will get the 2020 World Expo, and it’s going to be a great event from what we can see. Over in Japan from 24 July – 9 August 2020 Tokyo will host the Olympic Games.
If you can’t make it there why not stay home and play on your Playstation 5, because Sony has said that it’s coming some time in 2020. It will have more computing power than anything we have seen so far and will also support virtual reality, another technology that will vastly improve that year. That’s all we can tell you, but we’d like to know why you think 2020 will be a great year. Tell us in the comments.