Many of the things that were canceled in 2020 are back this year. Temporary. And many of the common activities we’ve accepted in the past can slowly come back into our lives, things like the discomfort of hugging and getting on a plane. Tentatively.
If all goes well, we can dare to wait for these remarkable places in 2021.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed due to the epidemic, but is now scheduled for July 2021. It may not sound like the Olympics past – the IOC says it will be a “simpler, more controlled approach” – but it doesn’t stop us from indulging in sectarian fun rather than learning how to win gymnastics.
2. Eurovision Song Contest
Remember the concert? Remember the music show? Remember the more boring people in the world watching Vibes enjoying big, undulating throngs without caring? It may return, and includes the Uber-popular Eurovision Song Contest, which has been postponed since 2020. Contest organizers say “2021 will definitely be the Eurovision Song Contest.” It is currently in pencil for the month of May in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
3. NASA’s Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars
When NASA’s Perseverance Rover comes down in February, Mars will get a new little native. Like its charming rover predecessor in the Mars exploration program, the whole Earth will no doubt be bound to Earth. Is it because we want to anthropomorphic complex robotics, or because we secretly want us, too, to push this Earth to another planet?
4. Travel and large gatherings
Raise your hand if the most bizarre sight you’ve seen this year is literally outside your own home. Even if you are not planning a hefty trip once the epidemic improves, the idea is that you can only offer comfort. And you know what’s better than a vacation? Nice big (safe) hope together with friends, hope we all remember how to socialize.
5. Extensive Covid-19 immunity
Of course, in order for any of these to be compelling materials, we need safe epidemic practices and the Covid-19 vaccine available to everyone. Some countries have begun to introduce vaccination plans, and it seems that there are more vaccine rights. It will take some time – experts say we may not see some symbols of “normal” until later in the year. But, oh, it would be worth the wait.
6. UEFA Euro Championship
The Quadrilateral Football Tournament was to be held in 2020, and it was to be a special event to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition. But don’t worry, it will still be special when it kicks in this summer! Instead of a host region, the Games will be held in 12 host countries around Europe, from Spain to Romania to Russia.
7. T20 Cricket World Cup
In other sports news, the International Cricket Council’s Men’s T20 World Cup will be postponed to autumn in India – from 2020. Americans, if you need a primer before you dip your foot in the water of a cricket phantom, say no more.
8. 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World
Speaking of goals, on October 1, Walt will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney World. Many new items will be unveiled at the park, including the “Ratatoiulle” attraction, the “Galaxy of Galaxy” ride and the “Tron” ride.
9. New weather policies and action
2020 was supposed to be the year that the world’s climate plans came on track. But … they didn’t. Next year could be better! The EU has sealed plans to reduce carbon emissions and pour billions into clean energy options. China, the world’s largest polluter, has promised to go carbon neutral by 2060. Japan, South Korea and Canada have made similar promises to reduce fossil fuels. And we can see more silver linings at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland this November.
10. Inauguration of the President
Regardless of your politics, the inauguration of the President is part of history. So if Biden takes over the presidency, all eyes will be on the US in January. Kamala Harris, meanwhile, will make all sorts of history when she takes over as the first woman to serve as vice president and as a woman of color.
11. New TV shows
If you have Netflix in Netflix, don’t be afraid! It will be a very fruitful TV year. The long-awaited reunion of “Friends” is set to air in March. A “Fresh Prince Belf Bell-Air” reboot is coming to Peacock, developing a live-action version of the Netflix classic anime “Cowboy Babop”. And Disney + is dropping what looks like a million new shows and concepts. Whatever happens with your social agenda, your TV watching agenda is definitely full.
12. New Movies
Where to start Take a deep breath: “Dune” with Timothy Chalemet! “Cinderella” with Billy Porter! New “Coming to America” with Eddie Murphy! New Bond movie, “No Time to Die!” The new “Fantastic Beasts!” “Black widow!” Oh, and the Werner Brothers will stream their new movie on HBO Max the same day they go to the theaters. Wait, it looks like we lost something ….
13. Tom Cruise is going into space
In addition to starring in the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick.” Tom Cruise will blast
– Literally – when he is working on the first narrative movie to be filmed in outer space. With the help of NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the cruise will travel to the International Space Station this year to work on the project.
14. The largest descent of Sikdas
Hopefully you will like the bugs, as billions of them will combine parts of the U.S. while 15 U.S. Broad X, the largest and widest class of Sikda broods, will spring up in the spring. This is a one-time 17-year event, folks! It’s a cultural moment! It will take months to get the crunch crunch sound of their abandoned shells out of your head. Also hey, you can learn a thing or two about Cicada, and that is precious knowledge.
Now is the time to get angry if you don’t really know what words like 4G, 5G and 6G mean. It refers to different pay generations of technical standards for cellular networks. In other words, it is the level at which your cell phone, the Internet, and many other telecommunications architecture. That’s why so many people were excited about 5G. Phone fast! Stream all things! Less painful zoom meetings! Well, things are going to get faster and better when more 5G networks pop up around the world. And Japan and Korea are already working on 6G capabilities. This will help improve the next generation of payments such as telecommunications and distance learning, as well as more future businesses like holograms and virtual and augmented reality.
16. Artificial intelligence. Everywhere.
AI technology has been a huge focal point for some time, but in 2021 we will see it grow in more places. And no, not in any awesome “black mirror” type. Imagine if, for example, AI could do everything in interpreting and using medical and scientific data. You know, only in the case of a large-scale epidemic. AI is also helping more professionals make smarter decisions about customer behavior. Wilson Pang, chief technology officer at Apen, told Forbes that he hopes that by 2021 more companies will address issues of bias in AI technologies, so that innovations can develop AI responsibly.
17. Drone delivery
Walmart, Amazon, UPS and other companies are pushing their drone game forward, so don’t be surprised if the package starts landing at your door soon. The Federal Aviation Administration has just issued new rules on “unmanned aerial vehicles,” which will further “integrate drones into national airports.” Amazon’s drone delivery service Prime Air was honored by the FAA in early 2020.
18. The Queen of England turns 95 years old
Queen Elizabeth II is already the longest reigning king in British history and will celebrate such an impressive achievement in 2021: at the age of 95! His birthday is April 21st. He probably doesn’t need gifts, but we hope our British friends will do something to celebrate. In the meantime, we’ll see the “Crown”.
19. Highly anticipated concert
Nostalgia 2021 will be a year with all reboots, remakes and reunions. Can we get a second dose with a potential Spice Girls World Tour? Rumors are circulating about the 25th anniversary tour, and Spice Girl Mail CA itself hinted that it could happen. Meanwhile, the Dooby Brothers will clash on the road for their 50th anniversary tour in July. Celine Dion, Guns N ‘Roses, Harry Style and dozens of other acts are planning to return to the arena stage as the year progresses.
20. New albums
Want your music a little more social distance? Evansens, Kendrick Lamar, Casey Musgraves, Lord, Cardi B, Adele, Foo Fighters and Cure, are confirmed or heavily rumored to release new albums this year.
21. Hugs 🙁
Ka’man, 2021. Please let us have this.