2020 Predictions

What is a successful percentage to be right on yearly predictions? 30%? 75%? I was looking back at old predictions and I have a pretty mixed record. The Jets have never once won the superbowl!

Anyway, it’s that time of year. We should all make predictions. It’s worth seeing what you thought a year ago and how the world turned up. Here are mine for 2020:

Democratic Nominee

Geez, this is tough. I have no idea. I could see this playing out in so many ways. I like lots of the candidates. Andrew Yang is cool, I might vote for him. I need to predict someone, so… Joe Biden.

2020 Presidential Winner

Trump sucks. Please Universe/God/Karma don’t let him win. We need to vote. Vote! Vote for local elections too. We need to stop the coming climate apocalypse. Look at Australia for crying out loud. It’s a disaster! Biden wins by a narrow margin. PLEASE!

Tennis

I keep assuming that Federer, Nadel, and Djokovic will eventually lose. I keep being wrong. My predictions are: Djokovic wins Australia and US Open. Nadal wins the French, duh! And Federer doesn’t win any more opens, even though he will get to the finals of at least 2. Wimbeldon is up for grabs. The Australian Open should be canceled because of smoke.

Additionally, I predict that I am stuck at 4.5. I will take lots of lessons and hopefully NOT injure myself.

Cord Cutting

Cord Cutting is going mainstream. But the end of this year, Comcast and the big cable companies will be switching their business model to be competitive. Expect Comcast to have a YouTube TV competitor. At the least, they need to lower their prices and improve customer support. I think Roku continues to dominate the platform, but Apple and Google are always breathing down their necks.

Climate and World Events

2020 will be the worst year ever for heat and natural disasters. There will be wars and riots and protests and crackdowns. Russia will give Putin more power and China will bully their neighbors, especially Hong Kong. Things are going to get worse and worse. The gap between the rich and the poor will widen.

In a nutshell, 2020 will be shit.

Tesla

I recently looked at cars to replace my lease. I drove the Tesla Model 3. I’ll blog about this more later, but suffice to say that I think it’s the best car to ever be released into the market at that price. It’s stunning and I predict they will sell a ton more. Buy Tesla stock.

Design

I don’t think there will be any big news this year. Figma will continue to lead. Adobe XD will continue to follow. Sketch and Invision continue to decline. I have hope that flat design will become passé, but I think it’s going to hang on a while longer.

Life

I don’t have many predictions because I think life is so chaotic right now. Many of these are hopes or fears. I hope 2020 is a turning point for the better. Things are not looking good right now.

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