Now it’s time for you to make your predictions about what is going to happen in the new year that begins today. Then, on New Year’s Eve of 2015, we will review them to see who is the most far-sighted prognosticator.
Again, the more specific, out-of-the-blue, and surprising predictions fare best. The example I keep giving is tODD, who a few years ago predicted the death of North Korea’s dictator , Kim Jong-Il, and the ascension of his unlikely son, Kim Jong-Un. I don’t believe Kim Jong-Il was even sick at the time of the prediction, so it was quite a stunning guess. (Then again, no one last year predicted that Kim Jong-Un would be associated with a hack of a major Hollywood studio in a first successful and then unsuccessful attempt to kill a crude comedy about assassinating said dictator. If anyone had made such a prediction, the trophy would be retired. Instead, reg won with his prediction that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba, which is plenty specific, out-of-the-blue, and surprising.
See yesterday’s reward post and the New Year’s Day prediction post it links to, to show you what we’re looking for. Then predict away!