Some predictions for the new year:
People will die . . . some of them famous.
People will be born . . . some of them to famous parents.
There will be major natural disasters. To some they will be irrefutable evidence of climate change. To others they will just be a repeat of past events.
There will be famine in developing nations. Accompanying this will be guilt-ridden sympathy, a lot of talk, and a small amount of useful work achieving an actual solution.
Religious leaders will make ill-informed comments about politics. Politicians will make ill-informed comments about religion.
Our leaders will bicker over bureaucratic minutiae, while larger issues go undiscussed.
Under the ground, new dinosaurs will be discovered.
Out in space, new planets will be discovered.
Here on Earth, new technology will be developed.
The planet will continue to turn and mankind will continue to dream.
Happy new year, everyone.