2018, or "The Year That Refuses To Die," is surprisingly almost over. October is coming and with it the downhill rush towards the new year. People are hoping for 2018 to end and take with it all the craziness that's happened around the world. Though, the realist in all of us knows 2019 isn't going to be that different. Right?
Reddit user, u/Almost_lucky, wanted to know what 2019 has in store for us when they asked:
What are your predictions for the year 2019?
We're Almost There!
People will start getting everyone psyched up for the new "Roaring Twenties", at which point flapper dresses and speak easies will become common party themes.
The Hot New Catchphrase Of The Decade
People will say "I don't know what's going to happen next year, I don't have 2020 vision."
Turns Out No One Wins The Game
George R.R. Martin surprises fans with news that he's been writing the last two books simultaneously then dies releasing neither.
The most unexpected death in the series.
Not Just Some Data. All Of The Data.
Sony will announce a PS5 or a new version of PS4, or both.
Mark Zuckerberg will present Facebook Bank, because he needs more data from you.
Seriously, The "GoT" Finale Might Ruin The World
The Game of Thrones finale will cause a host of internet meltdowns
Good guys win: Not realistic or within the theme of the show.
Bad guys win: Hey the good guys didn't win! That's way too bleak for 8 seasons!
That's How You Kill The Marijuana Business
Elon musk will start a marijuana company
Campaign Slogan Of The Decade, Too!
A bunch of people will officially announce that they are running for president. Spring of 2019 will be the "sweet spot" for fundraising.
They will all have campaign slogans that have something to do with 2020 vision.
Unfortunately this is probably the most accurate prediction so far.
The More Things Change...
Astronomer here! One that doesn't get enough attention IMO is New Horizons, the probe that visited Pluto, is going to do a flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object in New Years Day! They just released the flight plan a few days ago, and it's going to go three times closer to the Kuiper Belt Object than New Horizons did to Pluto, so that's gonna be cool!
Even cooler, and to make a prediction here, early results indicate the object is likely either a binary pair of two rocks, or two that are in contact (peanut shaped). My money is on binary, for no real reason beyond I think that's cooler! But I guess we will all find out together on New Years 2019!
...The More They Stay The Same
It will begin in early January. Celebrities will die. Natural disasters will occur. At least one cancerous trend will take the world by storm. There'll be some kind of ridiculous political shenanigans which makes the world collectively even more frustrated.
In other words, business as usual?