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Dawn of new decade likely to bring same problems we’ve faced in the two first decades By Bruce Frassinelli firstname.lastname@example.org ‘The decade does not officially end until Dec. 31, 2020. So why am I doing this column a year earlier? Because, as most people did in 1999, they will be celebrating the end of the decade on the last day of December.’ Two decades into the 21st century seem like a lifetime. Although we would like to have 20/20 vision to see what is going to happen as we stand on the threshold of 2020, no such luck. The best we can do is study the past to try to get a glimpse of the future. While we hope for the best, we brace ourselves for the worst. This is the way of human nature. Wars, terrorism, climate change, our inhumanity to each other, the inability of our leaders to be civil to one another for the common good, computer threats, cyber-bullying — they have been our constant companions during the last 20 years, and, regrettably, they seem to be following us into the 2020s, possibly even beyond. At the end of each year, the news media will gather the