The World in 2020 will build on more than three decades of publishing success: this will be the 34th edition. It will look ahead to America’s presidential election, a landmark year for China, the next stage of the Brexit saga, the Olympics in Tokyo, the World Expo in Dubai, technological excitements from flying cars to Mars rovers and a big year for Raphael and Beethoven, not to mention James Bond. A special supplement, 2020 Vision, will look at longer-term predictions. The World in 2020 is the flagship product of The World Ahead, The Economist’s future-focused franchise, which also includes The World If scenarios supplement as well as films, podcasts and live events.
Here's what we found so far:
TRUMP, BREXIT, AI, TOKYO, MARS, CLIMATE, XI, RECESSION, MODI (India's Narendra Modi), EXPO, SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals - Created by the United Nations), BOND, BEETHOVEN, VISIONS, BIODIVERSITY, RAT, NPT (Treaty On The Non-Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons), WARREN, RAPHAEL, NIGHTINGALE, RUSSIA
According to witnesses on the scene, a southbound car somehow entered the northbound lanes of the highway, striking the charter bus head-on... The bus was full of Covington Catholic High School students and several parent chaperones, who were returning from the March for Life rally in Washington. The bus was one of four in a caravan, carrying a total of about 200 passengers.
Breaking News: Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers found https://t.co/lxA4W5KCUb
Iraqi security forces have raided Baghdad’s main anti-government protest site and attempted to eject protesters in southern cities, firing teargas and bullets which killed four people and wounded dozens more, police and medical sources said. The push to end the demonstrations and restore order came hours after the populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has millions of supporters in Baghdad and the south, said he would halt his involvement in anti-government unrest.
The government is arranging a charter flight Sunday to get citizens and diplomats out of the epidemic-stricken city, the Wall Street Journal reported. The number of people in China infected with the coronavirus now tops 1,300, according to the Global Times, an English-language Chinese news outlet. At least 41 people have died in Wuhan, which has a population of 11 million
“The Post-ABC poll finds 44 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s overall job performance and 51 percent disapprove. While views of Trump remain negative, Trump’s approval rating is significantly improved from his 38 percent mark in late October,” But there were a few interesting findings in the data. Among registered voters, those considered more likely to vote, that 44/51 split rises to 47/50. And among independents, which helped push Trump to victory in 2016, the numbers are even better at 47/48.
A video released on Jan. 25 captures President Donald Trump appearing to say he wants to “get rid” of the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. The recording, which was provided to the PBS NewsHour by a lawyer for one of the people who heard the original conversation, is said to be from a dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2018– a year before Yovanovitch was actually fired.
Across half a dozen network and cable channels, the second day of the Senate impeachment trial's viewership fell by nearly one-fifth. It drew 8.9 million viewers in total over the course of four prime hours, according to Nielsen. That's a hair more than the number of people who watched Chicago Fire on NBC that night. It's nearly a million fewer than the average number of viewers that Jeopardy! scored from October through December of last year. (The recent tournament, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, accrued an audience nearly 6 million viewers larger than the second day of the Senate trial.)
According to experts to who ZDNet spoke this week, and a statement from the leaker himself, the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet port. The hacker then tried using (1) factory-set default usernames and passwords, or (2) custom, but easy-to-guess password combinations...