As the first month of the new decade comes to a close, we look at what the major trend analysts are publishing as predictions for the rest of the year.
The biggest story, as covered by 23% of our sources, is the impending roll-out of 5G–whether the tone is positive about the super fast 1gb/second speed, or fearful of the potential for the winner of the 5G race to access an unprecedented amount of data.
Though interference in election campaigns is certainly not a new phenomenon of the decade, the use of ‘deep-fakes’ (convincing manipulated videos that use face mapping technology to create fabricated images and sounds that appear to be real) will become a frightening new level of the post-truth era in 2020. Watch out during the many elections being held this year, and always verify your sources before believing anything you see.
To end with some good news, financial forecasts no longer predict that a recession is likely in 2020! In fact, most agree there is an 80% chance the world economy will continue to grow.