Predict 2020

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PostPredict 2020
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:25 am

GRcade is well known for its uncanny ability to see the future, but it is time to put it to the test. In this thread I would like the forum to make some predictions and in just over 3 years time, I will resurrect the thread and we will see who is an idiot and who we need to burn as a witch.

The rules are simple, below are 10 categories, make a prediction on what you think will happen in each area. Most of them are vague and general to allow you to go wild (e.g. UK News can be anything from a prediction on Brexit fallout, to a massive storm, to rioting, to the X Factor winner), a couple are more specific just so we can weed out those that talk to the devil. The final category is a wildcard, make any prediction that you feel like whether it fits into the other categories or not.

Please only make one prediction for each category, making thousands of guesses on the next US President doesn't make you Nostradamus, it just makes you look silly when Bill Cosby takes over and you missed him off of your list.

Unless there is a year in the category, the prediction doesn't have to be for 2020 itself, but predicting something for 2017 might be seen as less impressive than predicting something amazing in 2019.

Obviously this is all dependent on the forum still existing in 3 years time, but I am an optimist. ;)

The categories are:

Winner of the 2020 US President Election

UK Prime Minister in 2020

UK Monarch 2020

UK News

World News

Celebrity Death

Sports News

Forum News (GRcade only)

Tech Developments

Wildcard

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Curls » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 pm

US Election - Dwayne 'The rock' Johnson ( I know nothing about US politics but do know Americans are dumb)

UK Prime Minister - Tres Emme

UK Monarch - Lizzy

UK News- Economy in gooseberry fool due to Brexit. Jimmy Carr pedophilia case.

World News - Tensions rising between russia and USA over what to do with N Korea after the overthrow of their dictatorship routine.

Celebrity Death - Bob Dylan , John Cleese

Sports News - England knocked out of Euros in group stages. Scotland Rugby team win six nations for first time. Cricket is still gooseberry fool.

Forum News - Denster and a few other Man U fans break and decide to kill Photek.

Tech Developments - Ipods are even better and more expensive...my car may be a bit greener. Pretty much all Radio's are digital.

Wildcard - I finally figure out the art of how to 'pull'.

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:28 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris sweep the rug out from under Trump's feet in a wave of optimistic populism. Sanders is not expected to take a second term, so rumors swirl from the outset regarding whom Harris, the presumed 2024 nominee, will pick as her VP.

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Jeremy Corbyn, but his term is plagued by intra-party internecine fights.

UK Monarch 2020
Still Elizabeth II, much to Charles' annoyance.

UK News
Brexit not looking like such a great idea after a series of big trade deals falls through, thanks in large part to massive Tory incompetence, the new Labour-Lib Dem coalition government uses secret back channels to reluctantly petition the EU to please be let back in to the EEC. The breaking news of this will dominate the next general election.

World News
Beijing finally severs ties with North Korea, having finally had enough of Kim Jong-un threatening to bring nuclear war to their doorstep. Plans to partition NK, dividing it between Russia, China and South Korea, with a big new DMZ, are leaked, prompting a new wave of nuclear testing from the bellicose DPRK regime. Russia becomes NK's primary benefactor for the time being.

Celebrity Death
David Attenborough. :cry:

Sports News
"Taking a knee" spreads to British and mainland European sports. At least one Italian player is knee-capped by Camorra mafia crime syndicate for doing so.

Forum News
Jawa develops a lifelong obsession with velour tea cozies, Moggy delights in a new wave of Brexit scandals, and Petercrisp continues to antagonize far-right Americans.

Tech Developments
With i-device and Galaxy sales flagging, with nowhere new for smartphones to go, Apple and Samsung both move into the Augmented Reality headset market, currently dominated by Google Glass.

Wildcard
Angelina Jolie harnesses the burgeoning combined power of VR and Google Earth to adopt the entire nation of Botswana.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Peter Crisp » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:45 pm

Here's my stab.

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Donald Trump again a week before he's due to go to prison for 20 years.

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Boris Johnson

UK Monarch 2020
The Queen still

UK News
Loch ness monster officially found and studied.

World News
The Celebrity death Armageddon

Celebrity Death
All of them except for the people in Sci Fi shows as I don't care about them.

Sports News
F1 manages to be exciting.

Forum News (GRcade only)
The Forum becomes interplanetary with the first people on Mars using GRCade as the official games forum of Mars.

Tech Developments
The Spectrum +5 sells 90 million units in one year and is completely manufactured in Swindon.

Wildcard
Faster than Light travel is confirmed as possible and technically achievable maybe within our lifetime.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:05 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Dwayne Johnson (I don't actually believe that he will run).

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Theresa May, (she's going nowhere).

UK Monarch 2020
Queen Elizabeth

UK News
UK surprises everyone by tying up trade deals with almost every country outside of the EU. Leaving Merkel jealous that the UK has a trade deal with Republic of Nauru

World News
The world laughs at the UK as they use the new trade deals to take over every remaining major company and property location in the UK, whilst the British Government downplay fears that that these companies are shifting profits out of the country and paying no tax to the treasury

Celebrity Death
Harry Styles

Sports News
Tottenham win the Premiership Title

Forum News (GRcade only)
Moggy is still missing after the 'incident'

Tech Developments
Realistic humanoid sex robots on sale in John Lewis for £9,999. Denster is pictured at the front of the queue

Wildcard
Tottenham don't win the premiership title

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:23 pm

World News
Global thermonuclear war.

This is my answer to all the other questions too.

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Peter Crisp » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:31 pm

Karl wrote:World News
Global thermonuclear war.

This is my answer to all the other questions too.


That won't happen for the simple fact that Trump won't be able to see how well it does in the ratings and that's unacceptable.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Predict 2020
by OrangeReindeer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:09 pm

Karl wrote:World News
Global thermonuclear war.

This is my answer to all the other questions too.


"...winning 2-1 in penalties after a late equalising goal. Meanwhile in Coventry the match was cancelled after the outbreak of global thermonuclear war. And that's the sports roundup, back to you Ron!"

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Yulehide » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Richard Nixon's severed head

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Jeremy Corbyn

UK Monarch 2020
Prince Charles

UK News
Still in EU

World News

War between US and North Korea averted by an Dennis Rodman

Celebrity Death

Donald Trump

Sports News

Wayne Rooney becomes England Manager, wins Euro 2020

Forum News (GRcade only)

Falsey married with 3 kids

Tech Developments

Superhuman cyborg arms

Wildcard
Aliens visit Earth, take selfies and leave.

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by jawafour » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:35 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:...
Forum News
Jawa develops a lifelong obsession with velour tea cozies...

:lol: . Velour Nintendo collectibles, maybe... but tea cozies? :lol: .

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:54 pm

jawafour wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:...
Forum News
Jawa develops a lifelong obsession with velour tea cozies...

:lol: . Velour Nintendo collectibles, maybe... but tea cozies? :lol: .


A lot can happen in three years. :P

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:59 pm

UK Prime Minister in 2020
May

UK Monarch 2020
Lizzy Babes

UK News
Still in EU


World News

War between US and North Korea


Celebrity Death

Harry Styles


Forum News (GRcade only)

Jawa gets out of the starter area in BOTW

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by jiggles » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:22 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Prince Charles

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Sir Alex Ferguson

UK Monarch 2020
Donald Trump Jr

UK News
petercrisp wins Grand National

World News
There's a new iPhone

Celebrity Death
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Sports News
League of Legends Olympic teams caught doping

Forum News (GRcade only)
GRcade is dead

Tech Developments
GRcade is coming back

Wildcard
GRcade comeback declared "failure" by Pope Ghostface Killah

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Saigon Slick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:55 pm

The categories are:

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Democrats - I'd guess at Kamala Harris as an outside bet currently.

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Gonna say that on January 1st 2020 it's still Theresa May, hanging on like a slug on a lettuce.

UK Monarch 2020
Elizabeth II - reckon she's got a good few years left in her.

UK News
Katie Price and Peter Andre get back together. Prince Harry has his second child. London attempts to secede from the United Kingdom to gain some prestige back following Brexit. Hadrian's Wall is re-built as people have had enough of Scotland's attempts to get a second referendum.

World News
Australia becomes a dominant world power.

Celebrity Death
Al Pacino - he'll be 80 in 2020.

Sports News
Celtic reach 9 in a row. Blackburn promoted to the Premier League in May 2020 as Burnley are relegated to League One - their financial mismanagement has been revealed and Shaun Dyche faces criminal charges for embezzlement of transfer funds. PSG win the Champions League.

Forum News (GRcade only)
The twenty remaining forumites are all made moderators in an attempt to get them to stay.

Tech Developments
Self driving cars begin roll-out in the United States and Western Europe.

Wildcard
Donald Trump dies in prison while awaiting trial for treason.

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Saigon Slick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:57 pm

Ironhide wrote:Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Richard Nixon's severed head


NIXON'S BACK BABY!

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by Christmas Name Change » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Bernie Sanders

UK Prime Minister in 2020
Phil Hammond

UK Monarch 2020
Chuckie W

UK News
Scotland is independent, RoI's governing party is floating the idea of a referendum on bringing NI back into Republic after polls in the North suggest they'd be all for it

World News
There are eight more sovereign nations (including Scotland) than there were at the time of this post.

Celebrity Death
Gazza

Sports News
Croatia win the European Championships

Forum News (GRcade only)
Games and Stuff merged to create just the one folder for all GR content, "Guff".

Tech Developments
VR is so advanced that birth rates plummet in the top five most technologically advanced nations

Wildcard
Bill Murray is Christmas number 1 in the US

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by NickSCFC » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:59 pm

Winner of the 2020 US President Election
Donald Trump

UK Prime Minister in 2020
David Davis

UK Monarch 2020
QE2

UK News
Recession, Northern Ireland referendum

World News
Collapse of North Korea and China's abuse of refugees

Celebrity Death
Ozzie Osborn

Sports News
Germany wins Euro 2020

Forum News (GRcade only)
Microsoft exit the console market

Tech Developments
Self driving cars take of in Japan for the olympics

Wildcard
Boglins make a comeback

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:20 am

Winner of the 2020 US President Election

Mike Pence

UK Prime Minister in 2020

Boris Johnson

UK Monarch 2020

George VII

UK News

The UK is still in the EU under "transitional arrangements" for an unknown period. London has mostly recovered from the terrorist attack(s) on the Tube that killed a few hundred people.

World News

South Korea is still recovering from the war, China and the US are in a dangerous cold war following the US attack on North Korea. The Trump assassination is still being celebrated. The Middle East is still in turmoil. Russia continues to interfere in other nations elections.

Celebrity Death

Ringo Starr, Piers Morgan and Mike Tyson are all toast by 2020.

Sports News

Bristol City are in their first Premier League season. England fail to qualify for the Euros. Ireland make the semi-finals of the Euros where they lose to the eventual winners Belgium. Tottenham lose the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

Forum News (GRcade only)

The VR forum mass wank is a disaster. Karl resigns in disgust. Eighthours reign as forum commander is cut short when his book is published. Denster and DML announce their engagement. Moggy is still annoying. Timble returns. Cal is allowed to post in "Stuff" again. HSH admits a mistake. Photek announces he has pre-ordered a PS5.

Tech Developments

Xbox (no number this time) and PS5 are announced for a 2021 release, both will include VR headsets as standard. Uber's self driving cars are banned from London. Elon Musk announces that the Mars colonisation will start within a couple of years and is looking for volunteers. 8KTV is becoming affordable. Apple merges with Microsoft.

Wildcard

Life is found on Mars or Europa.

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Skippy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:44 am

Moggy wrote:UK Monarch 2020

George VII


What do you think is going to happen to Liz, Chaz and Wills?

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PostRe: Predict 2020
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 am

Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:UK Monarch 2020

George VII


What do you think is going to happen to Liz, Chaz and Wills?


I’m hedging my bet there. I think Charles will change his name when/if he’s king. And if something does happen to all 3, then little George keeps me in the game.

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