The Turning of the Decade

What will be the focus?

Anna Gipple, Social Media Coordinator

It’s not just the start of a new year, it’s the turn of the decade. Looking back on the past ten years, we’ve been introduced to many impressive yet unnecessary inventions that some millennials believe they cannot live without. 

Instagram, Snapchat, Apple Watches, smart speakers, and dating apps can play ‘valuable’ roles in the lives of our rising generation. Although these inventions have made some sort of impact, there is hope that purposeful change will transpire in the fresh decade. What will be the status of our economy? How will the media affect the Election?

Nick Routley, writer at Visual Capitalist, made a vast number of predictions for our future. Fortunately, the sluggish start to the U.S. economy in 2020 will improve. The U.S. is predicted to see modest economic growth, no recession, strong U.S. job growth, and stable mortgage rates. Alarmingly, Routley received word from many experts that deepfakes will negatively influence the U.S. Election. Knowing that deepfakes can be incredibly accessible to the public, online platforms are on the lookout to stop this form of ‘fake news’.

In this new decade, there is no doubt that technology will further advance, but there is hope that millennials will focus more on the nationwide and global issues.