As clock struck twelve midnight to herald arrival of the 2020s, people the world over were filled with mixture of optimism and pessimism at what new decade might have in store for us. Many hope New Year will see upturn in their fortunes and those of planet Earth. past decade could be described as having been somewhat tumultuous. Global warming stoked fears of our very existence being in peril; wars and conflict have continued to rage around world; millions still lack basic things like clean water and education; and thousands of species became endangered or extinct. There is hope that technology and greater cooperation between nations will make 2020s better decade.
technology website cnet.com predicted that many of us will advance further into realms of science fiction. It wrote: " decade beginning in 2020 will take us even further toward world where far-out ideas like hooking brains up to computers, and even immortality, become topics of serious conversation." Futurologist Vivek Wadhwa wrote about prospect of flying cars, bionic exoskeleton suits and unlimited clean energy. He told cnet.com that: "Some technologies will take longer to reach masses than others, but they will be at hand. 2020s will be when incredible promises of technology finally happen." Let's get together again in 2030 and compare notes on how things went.