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