The first article I wrote for 2020 appeared on January 2. The title was ‘Tonight I’m Gonna Party Like It’s 2099’. The allusion to Prince aside, the article had been inspired by the thoughts of British futurist Ray Hammond. Looking ahead to 2040, one of his predictions had to do with virtual and augmented reality. Travellers would never actually have to leave home. They could experience hotels, attractions, restaurants and so on courtesy of augmented reality.