Why 2020 Will Be a Horrible Year

So we’ve already told you why we think 2020
will be a great year, and now we are going to give you the bad news. While many people tell us the world is becoming
a safer place to be, you don’t have to look far to find doomsday scenarios which tell
us the human race is on the brink of extinction. Moreover, if our natural environment doesn’t
collapse on us, some experts tell us inequality is only going to get worse and we can probably
look forward to another economic crash down the line. It’s these rather depressing news stories
that can make scrolling through Facebook a dire experience. When it comes to wealth inequality it just
looks like things are going to get worse. From what we can see, this trend isn’t going
to reverse anytime soon. One report tells us that after the 2008 financial
crash this trend of widening wealth distribution went into full effect and it has been getting
worse. That same report estimated that by 2030 the
world’s one percent will have 64 percent of global wealth. Some people have said we are at a tipping
point in terms of inequality. 2020 is of course just a stepping stone towards
this alleged tipping point, but we might ask if the distribution of wealth is going to
widen very quickly in the next few years. You’ve all heard of jobs being automated
and people being put out of work. U.S Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has
even made this one of his big issues, what he says will be mass unemployment coming to
a country near you very soon. If you keep up with new technologies you’ll
know that artificial intelligence is improving all the time. How long will it be until drivers are out
of work, or we no longer talk to humans on switchboards, or accountants are replaced
with accounting robots? If you listen to the people who own the technology
they will tell you that the displaced will just be employed in better jobs, but not everyone
believes this will happen. The good news is that some experts in the
USA at least tell us that unemployment there will not change much in the coming year, but
it will rise from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent. This was a recent forecast announced by the
Federal Open Market Committee. It also said that the GDP growth in the USA
in 2020 will reduce and then rise again in 2021. If that’s not bad news to you, in 2019 the
New York Times wrote that the USA could face recession in 2020. It said the trade war hasn’t helped matters,
and so we might hold on to our hats come next year. The same article said Europe could also find
itself in a mess. This is one paragraph from that story, “The
European economy, which has muddled along for years with low growth, may be tumbling
into a recession, and if Britain crashes out of the European Union with no exit deal on
Oct. 31, Europe could face still deeper challenges.” The Guardian said the same thing, stating
that the economic experts veering to the side of pessimism are saying there will be a global
crash next year. The conclusion to that article sounded very
ominous. It said, “London-based forecasters Fathom
Consulting have penciled in a global bust for 2020. Nouriel Roubini, who can claim to be one of
the few economists to forecast the last crash, also nominates 2020. That’s not much time to prepare.” As for war, well, the world could be said
to be less war-torn than it was in the past, but globally thousands of people are still
dying in wars. The good news is that come 2020 the USA might
pull its troops out of Afghanistan, but that’s not for certain in the least. What we can definitely say is that in 2020
a lot of fighting will still be going on, and if you believe an article published in
The Nation in 2019 new wars might be around the corner. Iran was mentioned as a foe to the USA, but
the article also said this, “After years of slogging it out with guerrillas and jihadists
across the Greater Middle East, the US military is increasingly keen on preparing to combat
‘peer’ competitors China and Russia.” If you look at the “National Defense Strategy
of the United States of America” you’ll see that indeed the U.S. is prepping its military
to go against China’s quickly modernizing military. The question everyone is asking is will the
trade war spin out of control? We might see in 2020. A lot of people are saying 2020 is going to
be a volatile year. Forbes wrote this year, “We are vulnerable,
and we’ll be lucky to get through the 2020s without major damage.” The three main factors for this volatility
according to that article was the China-USA trade war, a technology cold war between those
nations, and tensions with Iran. A technology trade war might not sound like
such a bad thing, but that’s what the Cold War with the USSR was and that wasn’t exactly
a small deal. That article also turned to Europe, saying
the continent was in a “shambles”, stating that economies were slowing down and a Europe-wide
recession was on its way. This article also had an ominous conclusion. The writer said, “I expect 2020 to be one
of the most volatile market years of my lifetime.” As for carbon emissions, it seems 2020 might
be a peak year but the hopefuls believe we can turn this around in the years after that. Still, it seems 2020 won’t exactly be a
good year. Then there are the people that tell us we
are doomed. Listen to this headline published in the LA
Times in 2019, “Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an
apocalypse.” The article also contained this rather depressing
fact, “Last year saw a global acceleration of emissions, as total carbon levels in the
atmosphere reached 414.8 parts per million in May, the highest recorded in 3 million
years. The richer human society becomes, it seems,
the more we poison the world.” In fact, looking at data, emissions grew just
about everywhere in 2018 with Europe being the only place to see a decrease according
to the International Energy Agency. It remains to be seen how 2019 turns out because
it’s not over yet. Then we have countries that have seemingly
split in two. In the UK, it seems the country is split in
half when it comes to Brexit. If Brexit does fully take shape there are
going to be a lot of upset people. It seems the animus for the other side, driven
by social media, is at all time high levels. The same goes for the USA, the divide between
the right and left is stark. Can we come together to build a better world? The novelist Jonathan Franzen wrote a controversial
piece in The New Yorker this year in which he said the climate apocalypse was unavoidable. This became very controversial. Later he said in an interview that one of
the reasons we can’t solve modern problems is because of our online rage. After the U.S election and a possible Brexit,
what might happen? Will that rage dissipate? 2020 will be a telling year. Everyone is an expert and everyone knows they
are right, online at least, and we might hope that we might work together come 2020. It’s unlikely this is going to happen. 2020 might be when the rage really starts
firing up. Especially if economic woes lie ahead. To change the topic entirely, we’ll now
talk about technology. In our positive show about 2020 we said a
lot of good things about technological advances, such as how they will improve healthcare drastically. Nonetheless, one of the biggest fears is that
the more connected we are and the more technology advances we will lose our privacy. As we are writing this The Guardian newspaper
has a headline that tells us, “’We are hurtling towards a surveillance state.” Is Big Brother on the way? Are we running into the arms of this Orwellian
nightmare willingly, uncaring that soon we might be watched over all the time? Not only has facial recognition technology
showed us that it can be biased against minorities, but do we really want the government scanning
our faces wherever we go? Do we not deserve some privacy, and while
such technology might cut down on crime, is it worth it for losing our freedom. Let’s face it, the government has done things
in the past not in our interests, or should we say not in the interests of everyone. Maybe you feel like protesting, but you want
to remain anonymous. Perhaps you feel you are protesting for an
ethical cause, but the government might not see it that way. Will facial recognition prevent people from
speaking up? Then there’s the possibility of us being
watched all the time and then given points. We become like rats in a Skinner Maze, always
aware that we are being looked over. It’s unlikely scoring citizens on their
behavior will become a thing in most countries, but it’s happening in China. In the U.S. this year San Francisco said police
would not be able to use such invasive facial recognition tech because it didn’t want
people to feel like they were living in a police state, but this technology no doubt
is going to roll out more in 2020. In one case in the UK when facial recognition
tech was used by police one woman was spotted ten times and brought in for questioning. It turned out she wasn’t the person police
wanted. In China if you are caught in the net it could
be bad, and it’s not that hard to get on the wrong side of the government. One American critic said this about China
and its surveillance tech, “They’ve created digital prisons using facial recognition technology. You can’t use your credit card, you can’t
get a taxi, you can’t get a bus, your mobile phone stops working.” He did then say, though, “But that’s China. We’re not China.” Still, it will be interesting to see what
happens in 2020. In some countries in Europe the tech is already
in use, but the problem is the citizens didn’t get a say in it and are probably unaware it’s
being used. According to CNBC, China is right now busy
exporting a lot of its surveillance software. If all this depresses people that’s perhaps
why they might abuse prescription drugs. We all know about the USA’s opioid crisis,
and we know some people require prescription drugs to get them off opioids. The website Statistica tells us that 1.7 billion
dollars was spent on prescription drug spending for substance use disorder treatments in 2019
in the USA alone, but it’s estimated that will go up to 1.8 billion in 2020. The opioid crisis is by no means over, and
while some presidential candidates have ideas as to how to solve it, that isn’t going
to happen in 2020 for sure. As for the homeless, in the UK, its reported
that the problem is worse than it has been in a long time. The Guardian said this in October, “A record
number of homeless people died last year, in the biggest increase in deaths since reporting
began, amid warnings fatalities are likely to be even higher in 2019.” Will it get any better in 2020? The good news is that the government will
be investing in a homelessness plan but the bad news is that change will likely not happen
in 2020. We can also look at LA in the USA, where it
was reported earlier this year that homelessness is on the rise. Is there any end in sight? It doesn’t seem so, and things will likely
get worse in 2020. The LA mayor said this, “These results remind
us of a difficult truth: skyrocketing rents statewide and federal disinvestment in affordable
housing, combined with an epidemic of untreated trauma and mental illness, is pushing people
into homelessness faster than they can be lifted out.” The future looks grim in 2020 for those at
the bottom of the pile, but perhaps 2020 will be the breaking point and in 2021 we will
have solved a lot of our problems. What do you think? Tell us in the comments. Also, for a bit of good news, be sure to check
out our other video Why 2020 Will be a Great Year. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

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100 thoughts on “Why 2020 Will Be a Horrible Year

  1. 2019 was a bad year cuz every year is getting worse due to the corrupt system we have in place where the elites horde most of the money and the tax paying peasants have to fight for whats left

  2. It’s ridiculous how humans keeps on going south. I feel like the more economically and technologically advanced we get, the worse it goes, the humanity is indeed Doomed and worst of all it is our generation that will pay for it most and don’t get me started on the ones after our if any it is just going to get worse and worse

  3. We need to be proactive on setting surveillance law. We have no ability to stop public area from surveillance because of businesses benefiting from 24/7 surveillance. However, residential areas need to have firm laws against surveillance. We can personally record our properties, but that data should not be stored for the government.

  4. Every year Infographics claims the new year will be the worst ever. I guess some people revel in the idea of spreading doom and gloom. If I listened to every prophet of doom that comes along I'd be severely depressed. The facts are simple. NO ONE can predict the future with any accuracy at all! Spread your trash if you like. I'll go watch a video clip that makes a bit more sense.

  5. I’m 13 and hearing this 🙈🙈🙈🤬🤬🤬🤯🤯🤯💀💀💀🔥🔥🔥😡😡😡🤮🤮🤮😪😪😪😵😵😵☠️☠️☠️🗡🗡🗡🔫🔫🔫💣💣💣🛡🛡🛡💊💊💊💉💉💉

  6. 5:34 if you knew what an apocalypse was, you'd know it's timed, fixed, guaranteed… and i'd like you to try to stop one.

  7. So pretty much rich people need to stop being selfish and ignorant and civilians like myself need to stop being so cultishly pushy about our opinions to others.

  8. the soul reason that Europe is decreasing carbon emission is because we are working together and we see what the problem is also the problem is that the USA and China only see their own country they worry about their own people what i am about to say might seem rude but it's the best option in my opinion China needs to get bombed and milions of civilians need to be killed due to over population this is the same for India and Nigeria China's factory's need to be destroyed the USA needs to drasticaly reduce the carbon emission and work together with Europe the USA needs to stop thinking that they are the best and other's are just useless dogs also the USA needs to change how their goverment works for Russia they need to stop being violent and listen to their people Russia is in financial ruins their goverment is corrupt etc their people are starting to revolt and if they don't act quickly they will be in a civil war also Africa is and it's edge for total war with overpopulation financial crises and civil war Africa will soon be one big battlefield the best option is to devide the lands in Afrika between European countries such as France Britain The Netherlands Germany Belgium Spain Italy Portugal ETC. to develop the countries and organize the people give them proper electricity,water ETC give them technology and get their economy's up and running if that is finished they can start unifying Africa for Oceania they need to divide the people evenly amongst the land the Middle-East needs to unify that means that arabia syria oman iraq yemen jordan israel palestine kuwait qatar lebanon and the united emirate states will unify into the middle eastern empire


  10. I don’t care if anyone would not believe or believe in this comment at all

    What we need is a great politics law and also less privacy invasion and more less
    advancing technology and ai and we need to get more better prices and economy on everything but 2020 might be more hectic but this comment can be the cure for chaos and havoc around the world so as I said I don’t care about anyone believing in this comment or what anyone say

  11. So if Europe was the only place that saw a reduction in greenhouse gases, and it's economy is a mess, tell me why we want to follow their lead? And for the life of me, can someone tell me where the southern hemisphere gets it's greenhouse gases from? There are so many holes in this issue. And that is a huge one.

  12. You guys made the same video but for 2019. But literally nothing you said came true especially that asteroid you said was gonna hit so pls stop with these horrible vids

  13. This video is garbage. 2020 will be a great year because animal crossing new horizons is going to be released in March 20 2020

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