At the beginning of 2019, a new challenge emerged, completing a series of challenges that swept the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the previous year, the last of which was the Birdbox Challenge, but the current challenge has taken on another character. Known as the “10yearschallenge” or “10-Year Challenge”, it is the publication of two photographs of the same person by 10 years to show differences in facial features or physical changes.
Within a few days, the challenge spread like wildfire on social media sites, and many celebrities and artists around the world shared their selfies on the tag, despite warnings from American researcher Kate O’Neill that the main reason for the spread of this challenge could be the training of intelligence algorithms. Artificial algorithms for facial recognition and aging characteristics of technology companies, which may help these algorithms determine the shape of the person in the future; however, these warnings have not been paid attention to the users of social media, and did not hinder the continuation of the challenge to this day; Many of the countries to publish their own photos and share different stories with their friends and acquaintances and differences over ten years, until the hash tag turned into «Trend» Globally.
1-After 10 years .. Do we face the threat of a new global financial crisis?
In 2009, the world woke up to an economic nightmare, exacerbated by the global financial crisis, as the stock market continued to fall, causing panic for investors, completing the crisis that began two years earlier, and consequently lost a lot of workers to their jobs and homes and credit rating, an event Called the “Great Financial Crisis”, it has had a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of millions around the world. Experts pointed out that the cheap credit limit was a major cause of the crisis that led to the collapse of the Wall Street Stock Exchange; it became very easy for individuals to buy houses and cars and other investments, which caused a rebound in the commercial market for some time, but consumers They moved to buy the same commodity over and over again, increasing inflation to the point where the flow of money to banks dried up, economic growth slowed and monetary reserves were unable to make new loans, and it quickly spiraled out of control.
2-China’s journey from unemployment to the next economic power
In 2009, China was severely affected by the global financial crisis. Economic growth in China, a source of social and political calm in a communist-ruled country, slowed, leading to rising social tensions stemming from a significant increase in unemployment, and by By the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, more than 20 million migrant workers had lost their jobs, in addition to 25% of the approximately 6.1 million new university graduates unable to find work for them.
By the end of this year, 10 years after the crisis, China’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8 at the end of last year, a reference to the stability of the Chinese government in terms of employment; but this was not the only development, according to the forecasts «Bloomberg» News Agency may become China It is currently the world’s first power, especially in terms of economy and military power
The report points out that China is currently the largest economy in the world, exceeding the United States, especially if we look at the value of assets and productivity of the worker and wage compared to the United States; , Which qualifies them to become the next superpowers in the world, especially after Chinese President Xi Jinping explicitly announced his country’s desire to lead the world by 2050.
3 – After 10 years, Swine flu is returning again
In 2009, the swine flu pandemic «H1N1» swept many countries of the world; the virus has witnessed a recent development of its kind to reach human beings, and the greatest fear is that this virus spread between humans as the seasonal flu spread. Mexico was the first country to reach the disease in its new dress, and then swept the United States and from there to many countries of the world to become a global pandemic suffered many of its consequences and the horror that accompanied the whole year. There was no vaccine to protect against swine flu, and it was unclear to what extent the virus responds to available vaccines against influenza, but Dr. Richard Pesser later announced the creation of a vaccine that was genetically identical to the new influenza virus. It will take months to produce enough supplies for mass immunization.
In 2019, swine flu is coming back, as if events are repeating themselves, says Dr Brianna Warshawski, the strain of influenza that killed more than 400 Canadians during the 2009 pandemic has reappeared, but that does not mean panic among people. He did not have enough immunity to cope with the disease, which has differed in the last ten years, especially with those who have kept taking flu vaccines during the past years every season, so they now have immunity capable of repelling this strain of the virus, indicating that the acceleration in Taking the vaccine now will help prevent these The machine from appearing next year.
4- Android has been a revolution in mobile phones
In April 2009, the first official version of the Android mobile phone driver was launched after several trial versions, which was described as a “revolution” in the mobile world. The release follows the immediate success of the iPhone and its iOS operating system.
Smartphones were trying to make their way into the hands of users, and this version was the first operating system to support the presence of a full virtual keyboard on the screen, in addition to auto-correction, support for a fast browser to the Internet, in addition to the feature of video recording and display, dubbed « Android Cupcake »relative to one of the popular candy types.
This year, 10 years after the launch of this marvelous system, smartphones have become an integral part of the daily lives of users, and Android has controlled nearly 85% of the smartphone market, becoming the only competitor of the system «IOS» supported by « Apple » and its products. In the last year, Apple and Android have both enhanced the face and fingerprint feature, and some predictions suggest that we are on the verge of a second revolution in the smartphone world, which will change completely in the near future.