Monday, January 4, 2010

Predictions For 2010, Brooklyn and Beyond

Will the stock market go up this year? What will Tiger Woods do next? Will stiletto heels come back into fashion?

Some folks have amazing foresight and have predicted what will happen in 2010. Using arcane methods (no, not Bing), we have uncovered these predictions, and are generously sharing them with you:

Predictions for 2010

- The American stock markets will rise by 10-15%, defying many observers. Seeking Alpha

 - Tiger Woods does not set foot on a golf course in 2010, but he will sit down with Oprah on a prime time TV special that will be the highest rated show of the year.  SeattlePI

- Russian academic Igor Panarin predicts the U.S. will fall apart. Around  early July, the U.S. will break into six pieces, with Alaska reverting to Russian control. Wall Street Journal 

- Facebook will go public and the IPO will be a huge financial success.  Sean Ammirati, COO readwritewe

- Tweeter Regular Ron predicts, "Joe Biden will step down as VP."

- Bin Laden dies; a secret experiment attempts to clone a famous person; Florida sees three major hurricanes. Psychics and Mediums Network

- There will be an above-average probability of major hurricanes hitting the U.S. this year.  Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

- 2010 will mark the beginning of the end of U.S. dominance of the web. John Battelle's Search Blog

- The start of WWIII. The war will begin in November of 2010 and will end in October of 2014.  CompleteAll 

- Mobile devices will become our primary devices. Government 2.0 

- Stiletto heels and tie clips will make a major comeback. Digital City 

Brooklyn in 2010

It turns out that famous Brooklynites have also made predictions for the year 2010. In an article in the Brooklyn Eagle a number of Brooklyn residents -- from Borough President Marty Markowitz to Judy Stanton to Karen Auster -- share their revelations about the new year.

BP Markowitz predicts, among other things, that "the shovels will hit the ground on the Barclays Center/Atlantic Yards project" and "Asbestos removal at Loew’s Kings Theater will get underway, bringing the famed theater one step closer to a new life."

Harold Egeln at the Eagle predicts that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make a bid to buy the “gingerbread house” in Bay Ridge, up for sale at $12 million.

Read more Brooklyn 2010 predictions here.

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