Predictions for 2013!

I cannot see the future; neither can you; don’t bet the farm on these.

  1. The Higgs Boson will turn out to be the simplest possible Higgs, leaving researchers frustrated by the lack of suggested new physics beyond the standard model.
  2. Justin Trudeau will implode beneath a series of gaffes and vapid comments, and Marc Garneau will win the Liberal leadership. Devoid of the star power of a new leader, the LPC will remain mired in a distant third.
  3. The Eurozone will fracture as Greece decides that readopting the drachma is the least bad option.
  4. Binyamin Netanyahu will be reelected in Israel; war with Iran will loom on the horizon by the end of 2013.
  5. Even if Chief Spence dies, the Idle No More protestors will manage to keep their demonstrations mostly peaceful; but we will see Tory ministers and Conservative pundits crowing at every minor incident in a frenzied effort to start a conflict.
  6. Stephen Harper will be the least popular sitting Prime Minister in Canadian history by the end of the year.
  7. NDP will form a majority government in BC; Ontario will get an unstable Conservative minority, with the NDP in second and the Liberals in third; Nova Scotia will get a Liberal majority government.
  8. The Kepler space telescope will discover a planet within 10% of the mass of the Earth, smack dab in the middle of its parent star’s habitable zone.
  9. Bashar Assad will be dead by June.
  10. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will stop lobbying for Turkey to join the EU all together, and instead opt to organize a new economic partnership between certain Middle Eastern countries: namely, Turkey, plus many of the Arab states which have recently undergone revolutions.
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I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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3 Responses to Predictions for 2013!

  1. Lindsay says:

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan will stop lobbying for Turkey to join the EU all together, and instead opt to organize a new economic partnership between … Turkey, plus many of the Arab states which have recently undergone revolutions.

    That would be really neat!

    (I took an International Relations class in college, and one of the things we did was have a mock UN. I got to be Turkey, and I retain an interest in how they’re doing on the world stage.)

    • Yeah, that one is a bit dodgier than my other predictions; I based it around (1) the fact that Turkey doesn’t look like it would have all of that much to gain by joining the EU these days, (2) the fact that the EU probably wouldn’t let them in anyways, and (3) apparently Erdogan personally is very popular with the Arab Spring revolutionaries these days. I would tend to view this as a positive development if it did happen.

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