7 Things to Look Forward to in 2021
Everyone can agree that 2020 is the one year that should be erased from the annals of history. If we could write it off like it never happened, the better it may be for all. Unfortunately, that cannot happen. A bad year is remembered more than a good one. However, moving forward is the one thing humans have perfected, and as the new year rolls on by slowly, the following are some of the positives to expect in the next 12 months.
1. More Technology
We have already seen everything technology had to offer last year, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Every new year is another opportunity for amazing technological advancements to make their debut to the world. In the manufacturing sphere, we should expect more companies to switch to automation. Roles and services like robot polishing from EVS, welding, assembly and many others are elected to be taken a notch higher as the race for automation continues to heat up. More and more manufacturers are upgrading their services for them to be able to keep up with their competition, and this is a big win for the consumers.
2. The Olympics
Every four years, the world is treated to a sporting event like no other. Athletes of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities come together to compete in all types of sports at the Olympics. That event was supposed to be held last year, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has to be canceled for the sake of safety. Having been pushed to 2021, there’s hope that by the middle of the year, the pandemic would be under control to make it possible for the event to finally be held. Plans are still underway to assess the whole situation. The vaccine rollout that began this year is the one piece of optimistic news that indicates we may finally see the Tokyo Olympics this year.
3. Vaccine Rollout and Re-Opening of Economies
Most of the economies around the world have not fully recovered from the many lockdowns that rocked the planet last year. The pandemic is yet to be dealt with, and the emergence of new strains are not encouraging at all. The vaccine rollout, however, rings hope that before the end of the year, people would resume movements and socialize, which will in turn help restart the economies around the world. The reopening of schools, churches, and jobs is highly awaited since people are almost running out of their savings. If this drags any longer than necessary, then many people will be in trouble in 2021.
4. 5G and 6G
5G is already working in many parts of the world while otters are in the process of rolling it out. This has greatly boosted the internet speeds and raised the quality of communications and connectivity. As we speak now, plans to also start rolling out 6G are underway, and that is one of the most anticipated developments for the year. This next generation will further refine speeds and the quality of connections across the globe. Many of the major places have already started using it, and it is expected that more will be joining the fray before the year ends.
5. New American Administration
Although opinions may vary on this topic, there’s no denying how America influences global policies, and anything that happens within their borders has repercussions around the world. The Trumpadminsitrtion has had its fair share of challenges that led to the election of a new Biden administration that is expected to take over the reins on 20th January. With so much at stake, including the ongoing pandemic, most of the world is upbeat about the new administration with hopes that things will get back to normal as soon as possible.
6. Increased AI
There’s still a lot about Artificial Intelligence that is not known by the public, and due to this, there are many rumors and theories going around that serve only to scare people. There are many benefits that humans can get from using AI the right way, and 2021 looks like it’s going to be the best year for further development of this technology. What should be given precedence, however, is the public education that will help people to better understand what AI entails and the many ways they can harness it to make life much more convenient.
7. New Gadgets
Every year we are treated to exciting gadgets like phones, watches, cars, TVs, the list is endless, and every time something new drops, it always comes with better specs and functionalities. 2021 is slated to see a lot of gadgets from major brands dropping. Samsung has already hit the market with the Samsung S21, and Apple is also expected to drop their next phone this year. Gaming companies like Playstation and Microsoft have already dropped their new gaming consoles that are still being reviewed around the world with other versions expected this year. It is going to be a very good year for nerds around the world.
There’s a lot to be thankful for so far. We still need to exercise caution moving forward until the pandemic is brought under control. However, this cannot stop the enthusiasm of meeting a new year. There’s much more to look forward to in 2021 across all sectors; with the vaccine rollout in full force around the world, things are looking bright for the rest of the year.