I usually wait to gather annual predictions from thought leaders at the start of Q4, but I have seen so many posts, memes, and laments about wanting 2020 to end that I figured, “Why not leap it?”.

That does not mean that I am giving up on 2020 as we are poised for an epic comeback. We need to focus positively on what is possible and chase it relentlessly.

So here goes! Just call me "Nostra-John-mus"!

A new, X-ray "pill" will be able to detect at least one type of cancer. Odds: 100%

The USA’s first exascale supercomputer (i.e. a quintillion calculations per second), called Aurora, will be operational and will be used to accelerate data analysis for a variety of scientific disciplines. Odds: 100%

5G spectrum auctions to be sold between 2020 to 2021 to accelerate the build-out of a national 5G network. Odds: 100%

5G internet connectivity to be introduced into major Canadian cities between 2020 to 2022. Odds: 80%

China achieves its aim of producing 40 percent of the semiconductors it uses in its manufactured electronics by end of 2020 and 70 percent by 2025. Odds: 80%

Singapore rolls out an Intelligent Driving Circuit that allows people to take driving tests without having an examiner in the car with them. This new circuit — the first in Southeast Asia — is trialed at the Singapore Safety Driving Centre. Odds: 70%

Singapore launches the world’s first air taxi service with the goal of eventually making it a fully autonomous and affordable means of transport for the masses. Odds: 60%

Canada to contribute AI, robotics technology, and possibly astronauts to the USA moon mission. Odds: 70%

Some others:

Ethereum's Casper and sharding protocols are fully implemented. [Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain]

Cost of solar panels, per watt, will be reduced to almost $1.

World sales of electric vehicles reaches 7.3M.

Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 35 exabytes.

Global Internet traffic grows to 220 exabytes.

Molecular advancement will amplify solar energy cell power by 30% or more.

Policing with aerial drones will grow exponentially.

Torrent sites will be close to extinct if not completely gone.

Privacy legislation will explode as video surveillance, and analytics continue to advance and AI brings more questions than answers to eliminating hiring discrimination.

Haptic technology advances to not require physical touch for controls (think Lawnmower Man).

The ability to combat thirst throughout the world will be enhanced with advanced and cost-effective desalination advancements.

Want to forget 2020? Fine, think positively about 2021 with these predictions in my new article. And once you do, think back to now and how you can visualize success with epic comebacks and major wins still in 2020. You got this!




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