Gender equality, a new iPhone and world peace: what will happen in 2018?

Gender equality, a new iPhone and world peace: what will happen in 2018?

We asked our readers what their world predictions for 2018 were. Here are some of our favourite answers

Global challenge

The time to tackle global warming is now! Glaciers are melting rapidly, and many animals, such as polar bears, could be lost forever. I hope people take measures, such as reducing carbon emissions and plastic waste, to make our planet a better place to live.
Yoyo Cheung, 13, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary school


Fear no more

Tensions have been rising between certain countries over the past year, and many people are worried that it will lead to conflict. This year, I really hope world leaders will take a more peaceful approach to resolving global issues, so we don’t have to live in fear.
Lily Tam Tsz-ching, 15, St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)


Dino disaster?

I can feel my fortune-telling skills kicking in! I sense that dinosaurs will make a comeback and could pose a big threat to the world. Luckily, armies from different countries will get together and stop the gigantic creatures from destroying everything. As a result, governments will learn to trust each other, and there will be harmony on Earth.
Ng Sze-wai,12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School


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A turning point

I predict that as the human population increases, the Earth will get heavier and begin to turn more slowly in 2018. So we can enjoy the “extra days” to do some meaningful things.
Michael Kwok Pui-hin, 16, Law Ting Pong Secondary School


You, Robot!

My prediction is artificial intelligence (AI) will replace some human jobs. Workers, such as receptionists, proofreaders, and telemarketers, can be easily be replaced by robots. Some of those jobs don’t require social interaction. For example, nowadays very few people have the time to listen to telemarketers promoting various products. So we may see robots in the workplace this year!
Becky Ho,13, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


The end of the world

We will resolve all global issues and achieve peace. But just when we think everything is perfect, an asteroid will hit the Earth and destroy everything. If there’s any intelligent life out there, they’ll be laughing at us.
Andy Wong Ka-chun, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School


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Gender equality

In 2017, the #metoo campaign drew attention to the issue of sexual harassment of women and girls around the world. However, in 2018, I am hopeful that we will seriously address this issue and move closer to achieving gender equality.
Lucy Wong, 16, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


Another bite of the apple

There will be a new type of iPhone, as there always is. People get tired of their old models pretty quickly, so Apple fans are probably already waiting for the new and improved version.
Li Sze-kei, 13, Immaculate Heart of Mary College


Korean threat

Have you thought about another world war? North Korea has developed nuclear weapons, and this poses a threat to world peace. Meanwhile, the US continues to enforce sanctions against Pyongyang, which makes the situation even worse. If the US and North Korea keep provoking each other, we may all end up paying the price.
Lydia Kan Sik-yin, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School


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Positive thoughts

I hope that we can create a more caring world. I hope that those who are poor or sick will receive the support they deserve. Let’s make our society a lot more positive this year.
Simon Chung Hin-cheung, 13, Immaculate Heart of Mary College


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Edited by M. J. Premaratne

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Looking into the future

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