10 Predictions for 2018

I saw a number of prediction posts for the upcoming year as I was surfing the web today, and I figured I’d write my own. So without further ado, here are ten predictions for this year:

  1. Donald Trump will still be president at the end of 2018 (confidence level: 8/10)
  2. The cryptocurrency space will attract more investment, leading to inflated prices. However, a number of weaker performers will fail in Q3 and Q4 (confidence level: 6/10)
  3. The US will not enter a war with North Korea within the next year (confidence level: 9.5/10)
  4. Georgetown will be more selective than ever, and its overall and undergrad business rankings will go up (confidence level: 9/10)
  5. We’ll see a large public backlash to the first significant CRISPR trials that get mass media attention (confidence level: 7/10)
  6. Amazon will officially make a play in the healthcare space (confidence level: 8.5/10)
  7. Google’s Waymo self-driving cars will scale to “mainstream” use (i.e. availability outside the Bay Area) this year (confidence level: 5/10).
  8. Disney’s streaming service will include original content from their Marvel and Star Wars properties, drawing a significant crowd from other players like Netflix (confidence level: 5/10)
  9. Obamacare / the ACA will not be repealed (confidence level: 8/10).
  10. Income inequality will get worse, and the angry demographics in the US and abroad will feel more threatened and get even angrier. (confidence level: 10/10).

So those are my ten predictions for the year. Let me know whether you agree or disagree in the comments.

And last but not least, Happy New Year!

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