You did it! You survived the passage of time and came to another year, which means it's time to enjoy the fleeting enthusiasm that comes with new purposes and new plans and a life without all the garbage in 2018. Taste that feeling, because before you realize, 2019 is just as exhausting and strange.
But there are some fascinating, meaningful, entertaining and promising things that will surely be glorious moments, no matter what the 2019 brings. Let's enjoy them together.
1. Hope at the end of the opioid crisis
It is no secret that opioid and overdose deaths are at a crisis level in the United States. However, 2019 may bring new ways to combat this epidemic. Each year, the Cleveland Clinic publishes the most important medical advances for next year, and at the top of its 2019 list are alternative therapies for pain control. Basically, since opioid dependence can start with prescription opiates, things like genetic testing to determine drug sensitivity can help identify not only patients with such drugs, but provide a more accurate idea of how much to prescribe. . Therefore, expect more of these types of preventive advances.
2. Another baby of British royalty
First came love, then marriage, and now Prince Henry and the American princess Meghan Markle are expecting their first baby. While the family has been understandably silent about the exact date of birth, we can expect a ridiculously beautiful addition to the Windsor line once in the spring.
3. All printed in 3D
Remember when 3D printing was just a cool thing that made your friend richer and nerd? Ah, youth. We hope that 2019 will be the year when 3D printing really becomes widespread. We are talking about 3D bioprinting in medicine, advanced 3D metal printing that will revolutionize industrial production and even the most accessible 3D printing in the home. Yes, the Xerox release giant is in the 3D printing game and is planning to develop a 3D printer for the home this year.
4. Five eclipses
Do you remember how big the solar eclipse was in North America in 2017? Now South Asia and South America will have days of hidden sun. On July 2, a total solar eclipse will pass over parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and parts of the South Pacific. So, in December, another eclipse will pass through the Arabian Peninsula and stretch over the areas of South Asia.
Throughout the year there will be a total of five eclipses around the world, so it seems like we need some kind of global exchange of glasses to see eclipses.
5. Women's World Cup
Let's face it. The men's World Cup in 2018 was really the opening day for the main event: FIFA Women & # 39; s World Cup, which will take place in June and July 2019. The matches will be played throughout France, where the men team won the cup of the world by 2018. Americans warmed up their voices to the annoying "USA" coffee. The pond's team returns to action as defending masters.
If football is not what you like, but the World Cup, note the Rugby World Cup on your calendar, which will take place in Japan in September, or if you prefer, the Cricket World Cup, starting in London in May.
6. Significant historical memorials
It's going to be a year for the lovers of history. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. If you live or travel to Europe, expect many ceremonies and important events to mark these two important moments. Some travel companies even offer special tours to celebrate anniversaries.
For the fifties it is also a special year: July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first two men on the moon.
7. One year's public domain
Yes, we know that conversations about the difficulties of public work are infinitely fascinating and an excellent way to ensure that no one speaks to you at parties. But seriously this is very good. From January 1, hundreds of thousands of works of art, film, literature and music from 1923 will come to the public. The US copyright laws They are delicate, but the conclusion is that this size of public has not happened in 20 years. Works by authors such as Aldous Huxley, E.E. Cummings and H.G. wells; music by composers such as Bela Bartok, and some movies by Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille will be easier to access (legally), sell, buy and enjoy.
8. A transition of power in Japan
Japan will make history when the Okogenic Emperor Akihito abdicates in April. There will be many events around the country about his abdication, and not just because the 83-year-old Emperor completes his royal government after nearly three decades. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will assume the throne immediately in May. Therefore, it will also be a celebration of a true ascension that is of course quite important.
9. A $ 100 million Fortnite Championship
If you have any doubts that eSports has completed its global dominance, it will be a big Fortnite tournament in 2019 with a $ 100 million prize pool! The good thing about the Fortnite World Cup is that, according to Epic Games, it is not focused on the big leagues or professional players: everyone with console and good skills can participate. Qualification rounds have already begun, but will continue for most of 2019 before the Grand Championship culmination.
10. The Grand Canyon "meets" 100 years
It is obvious that the Grand Canyon is much older than that (around 6 million years), but 2019 is 100 years old as a national park. The National Park Service is planning a year of celebrations for the centenary, so if you are lucky enough to go in that direction, it will be a very special trip.
11. A Disney domain in the cinema
If movies are your thing, look at the theater's reclining seat and let the Disney franchise take over your eyes. Avengers: Endgame It will be one of the most anticipated (and emotionally demanding) films of the year and is scheduled to premiere in April. But don't forget it Captain Marvel, another Disney / Marvel property that will hit theaters in March.
Live action versions of several Disney classics will also be sent to the big screen, including The Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo. And of course we couldn't go on for a year, not a minute more, without any "frozen" news. Although there is not much information about "Frozen 2", we know that the successor will come out once a year. So, get ready, parents, for 15 years with "Let It Go".
12. New Star Wars attractions at Disney parks
Disney World and Disneyland will be accompanied by strength this year, because both places will open new Star Wars themed attractions in their existing parks in the fall of 2019. "Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge" will contain 5.6 acres of all sorts of exciting activities that will make you spend a lot money young Star Wars fans, who have not yet been depressed by the surplus of commercialism that has founded the franchise. "Galaxy's Edge" will set visitors to Planet Batuu, among "dishonest merchants, droid, and weird creatures", who honestly do not sound completely different from other days in a Disney park.
13. The Periodic Table Year
Lovers of science, it's your moment to shine. The Dmitri Mendeleev system, which changed the world, becomes 150 years old in 2019, and the United Nations has designated it as the annual periodic table of chemical elements. This means that the UN, along with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, will make evangelism on the periodic table. If you are a teacher, parent or other type of teacher, it is a great excuse for young people to become acquainted with one of the most critical and unifying chemical advances. If you're just a normal person, why not get to know the difference between an alkaline earth metal and a noble gas? Knowledge is power.
14. The end of "Thrones Game" + an incredible amount of new TV shows
Are you ready for great TV shows to make you shocking? 2019 will be your year then. The last season of "Game of Thrones" opens in April, so any GoT fan you know will be a crazy and anxious fan for a few months.
If the epic historical fantasy is not your thing, a) what happens to you, and b) there are many new and exciting programs that will take you away from reality if you need it. Do you like reboots? Try a renewed "Carmen Sandiego", "The Twilight Zone" or "Veronica Mars". Comics-based programs? See "Swamp Thing", a horror series based on DC Universe, or "Stargirl", another DC franchise offer. If none of you catch your attention, there is always a new season with "Stranger Things".
15. Some good books
If you love (or even if you feel deeply disturbed) off The official's speechWhether you consume it through Hulu or a bound book, a sequel will hit the shelves in 2019. Testaments Margaret Atwood becomes a story 15 years after the events The official's speech. While the book is not related to the TV show, Atwood said he was inspired by today's events. "All I have been asked about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book," he said when the book was announced in September. "Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've lived in." .
Also some really good memoirs come out: Fantastic Amazing Amazing, a memory of Stan Lee, will be published in January. Other memoirs like Olivia Newton-John and the star of "This is Life" Chrissy Metz complete their reading list.
16. A Museum of the Statue of Liberty
When you get tired of the "Star Wars" games in Disney, why not go to a more earthly hero? A new museum opens on Liberty Island in May 2019 at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. The museum will feature exhibitions on how the great statue was built, as well as a proximity to the statues' original flashlight.
17. Good trips and goodbye
Kiss fans will have a last chance to rock the year live when the band begins their final "One Last Kiss" tour in late January. They are planning 44 concerts across North America. And yes, this is not the first time Kiss says goodbye, but if you're a big fan, why risk losing the latest adventure?
Elton John is also planning to bid farewell to "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Apparently. Oh, do you want a meeting? We have only two words for you: SPICE GIRLS.
18. More reboots of which we can count
Talking about meetings and all that, fever off reboots of the entertainment world will continue unabated. The most sought after movies? Restart of clueless is in production of the team that gave birth to "Girls Trip", which is outrageously funny. Men in black international will return the MIB franchise, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. And in the category of reboot of reboot, we get another one Charlie's Angels, with Kristen Stewart.
19. The world will not end (probably)
If you have a conspiracy mentality, or you just have a good memory of astronomical objects, remember that a few years ago it was estimated that an asteroid would approach the Earth in 2019, with a probability very small to beat us and make us explode in hot pieces of room dust. Despite YouTube's marginal conspiracies, NASA has completely discredited this and said the asteroid will fly with a margin of around 4.18 million miles. Listen, there are many things we must overcome in 2019. Let's not add an asteroid apocalypse to the list.