What will happen in 2020?

I have no idea, like everyone else.

Making predictions is worth nothing, especially without skin in the game.

What I can say is that we will focus on building tools and content for remote teams, while we explore this way of working ourselves.

Besides that, we will focus more and more on the psychological ‘revolution’ instead of a logical/data-minded approach. In most cases, we need to be inspired to change our behavior instead of solving everything via (expensive) technical projects.

We should also be aware on how we feel, and what is important in life.

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years – Bill Gates

Looking back to 2010-2020, that is undoubtedly true.

Fastcompany wrote about the innovation in the health care sector;

We’re expecting medical device and biotech innovation to see increased attention, together with sustained interest in machine learning and AI in the coming year. My dark horse candidate for 2020? Biosensing. Imagine wearables measuring your temperature to predict that you’re catching a cold before you have one and then matching you with a distributed online pharmacy that delivers medicine straight to your door. Many exciting things coming in this sector.

Changes like this will accelerate the role of doctors as we know it, turning them more into ‘mentors’ than pure academics. This is also something where we, together with our clients are building tools for.

One thing is for sure; the obstacle becomes the way, also in 2020.

Every app/product we will use becomes even more simple. The idea of ‘buy in one click’ from amazon will be distributed to all webshops since you already see quite some startups building products to make this happen.

The same should happen for making donations.

People who work remote will experience more freedom; this idea will accelerate the growth of the group of freelance and contract-based workers. Hiring remote sucks (legal, making payments .etc), in 2020, we will see more tools that will solve this problem.

People will start more hobbies because they have more time (working remote) and in some cases can work less because of the current economy.

The NoCode movement will grow, it will be easier to build your own side project or validate (big) new ideas.

How teams are built, will change completely. Something I will bet my money on as well.

Happy 2020!