Like many of you, I am shocked to see that it is 2020 already. It seems like just last year it was the year 2000.
A lot has happened in the past decade. Smartphones have become ubiquitous, tablets and mobile computing are rapidly overtaking the world of computing. In the past decade, we have settled into the condo and starting making it the nest we always wanted, J has retired. YouTube and streaming on demand video have become the norm. Newspapers have gone largely electronic. I have have gained 40 pounds, been through my first major health challenge, grown a beard, lost a little hair and noticed a bit of grey.
What will the next decade bring?
I will pass through my 60's and enter my 70's. My hair will thin a bit more, and a lot more grey will appear. I am working on trying to drop a bit of weight, I am on a trend of becoming more active, a trend I hope will continue. In the next decade, I expect I will leave full time employment. I will visit the two remaining US states, and a couple of countries in Europe that I have always wanted to visit.
I predict that desktop computers as we know them, will become a thing of the past, as strange as a typewriter in today's office. (I love my 27 inch desktop computer at home, but there is a 62 inch display in the same room, why two?) A monitor and keyboard with a WiFi connection to a box in another room, that is really all we need. Our phones will become more powerful. Landline phones are rapidly going the way of the buggy whip. Electric cars, and renewable energy will continue to grow. Solar and wind power are the future.
If only we had 20/20 vision for the decade that begins 2020.
What do you expect to have happen in the next decade?