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Predicting the Biggest Tech Headlines for 2020

December 12, 2019 18:36 PM UTC
- Updated January 12, 2020 16:11 PM UTC

Fortune’s Lisa Marie Segarra and Andrew Nusca discuss.

[ MUSIC ] Welcome to Fortune Tech Debate, where we discuss the issues of the day in two minutes. Today we're talking about what will be the biggest tech stories of 2020. Andrew, will it be? Well, so, Lisa Marie, I've been catching up on my Silicon Valley and I gotta say this season has been all about tethics, their term for tech ethics. And I just That is the thing that we have been talking about so much and we're gonna continue talking about into 2020, the notion of what companies are doing with our personal data and are they doing right by us and all that kind of stuff. I think, especially coming to the for next year will be facial recognition and what happens with our face data, that to me is really what's happening next year. Call me a cynic but I think that all of the news we've been saying about How our data is being stored and used and how pervasive the problem is. Actually is people feeling defeated. They feel like they can't do anything and their anger is turning into apathy. So I think the privacy story of 2020 Will actually be why we all stopped caring about our privacy. Well, I care a whole lot and but I'll say this one thing that people are really gonna care about next year is 2020. After all is the US presidential election. People are really fired up about it already, of course. And I think election security, just as it was during the last presidential election, is gonna be a real big topic of discussion. Whether that's at the ballot box or whether foreign nations are waging disinformation campaigns. There's certainly a lot to cover. You've got bots on social media, misinformation on social media as well, and just protecting those votes. Yes. But I wanna switch to a lighter note. Okay. And I wanna talk gaming. So the next consoles are coming out in 2020. But I don't think the conversation is just there. It's also on streaming. It's on 5G, It's on being able to do things like game pass and just download and play and play lots of games. And this is really interesting to me because I have a dusty old Xbox 360 sitting on my dresser but you know what streaming is what I do all day long with music and And frankly, every other medium and it seems like they could maybe pull me back in in this new format. Maybe I know that when Xbox first pitched the Xbox One as a diskless Digital future people weren't having it now. The market Come 2020 has finally product. It is. Well that's all we have time for come to fortune calm for more tech debate. [ MUSIC ]