While every government is busy buying up bad dept and obsolete car companies and every company is busy firing people (out of a cannon, into the sun), it may be hard to see what there is to look forward to in 2009. But there is stuff. Good stuff. Here’s my top 7.
- January 20th, in just a few weeks, George W. Bush leaves office and Barack Obama takes the helm. It will be a pleasure to follow him try and undo the damage done.
- Lost will be returning. So will Fringe.
- There’s a new Star Trek movie coming, which for once has me excited. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that it features the Lost/Fringe team, not to mention Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
- Housing prices may enter an area where people other than those who think Cristal is a good champagne can afford one.
- Having hopefully learned from the last three decades of eco-disaster, I’m getting distinct vibes of a budding green revolution. While gasoline prices have dropped, only the dimwitted believe those prices will persist. Instead, in attempts to create jobs, reduce dependance on oil and lower prices on heating, there’s a chance we may see governments that focus on clean energy technologies. Bring on the super-batteries and hydrogen cars.
- There’s a chance the war in Iraq will wind down as troops are moved towards home or Afghanistan.
- Atheism will be a growing topic of discussion due to the continued efforts of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Pat Condell and now also Bill Maher. On that topic, it’ll be Charles Darwins 200th birthday. Perhaps people will finally learn what the word theory entails. I’m not holding my breath, though.
What are you looking forward to?