Every able-minded person on Earth has made predictions about one thing or another in their lifetimes; some of us make predictions on a daily basis. Whether we gamble on the outcome of sports games; make friendly, one-dollar wagers with friends; or silently predict things to ourselves, trying – that’s a keyword as far as predictions go: trying – to guess the outcome of events is part of human nature.
It seems as if many predictions aren’t assuredly recorded. Gambling unarguably formally records most people’s predictions, whereas informal wagers for dollars or bragging rights largely go unrecorded.
Shervin Pishevar published a 50-tweet tweetstorm in February 2018 after coming back from a relatively lengthy hiatus. Mr. Pishevar took roughly three consecutive months off of the entirety of the Internet – social media platforms, financial news outlets, and even his email inboxes – prior to surprising his 90,000 followers on Twitter with the 50 tweets over a day-long period.
Below are some of the most notable things Shervin Pishevar predicted across the evening hours of February 6 and most of February 7, 2018.
Some companies are too darn powerful
Shervin Pishevar made note of “5 US monopolies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft [sic],” sharing that they have effectively entered an early stage of monopolization in each of their respective niches in the technology sector. Mr. Pishevar went on to write, “these 5 giants have too much power, stifling startups [sic],” something that should alarm consumers.
While many people report being frustrated by having to pay taxes – corporations feel the same way – increased taxes are necessary in order to dumb down the gross, untethered, unrestricted size of the five aforementioned Ma-Bell-like tech giants. If the federal government doesn’t redistribute their awesome wealth to society, income inequality will continue to run rampant in the US and small businesses’ inability to compete won’t help cut down on inequality.
Shervin Pishevar also claimed that the financial markets aren’t looking too hot because of rising inflation, a decline in stock markets’ value, and relatively high underemployment across the US and world at large. He claimed that “gold will rise in response,” further stating that “Bitcoin will continue to crash,” both of which have proven true thus far.