History follows patterns, and I am convinced that by looking at these patterns, you can predict what will happen, in 2022 and this decade.
Human history is war history. Every new development of technology starting from the stone ages has been used for warfare as well as for making tools. Stone age, bronze age, the names of ages correlate with the use of weaponry as well as toolmaking.
The second most recent iteration of technology, the industrial age starting from 1760 until roughly the end of the 20th century, brought forth industrial warfare and industrial genocide. World War 1 and 2 where manufacturing wars as much as traditional wars. The industrial production in the home country was as important as the soldiers' actions on the front lines, and it determined the outcome of the war: The nation with the biggest industrial output, the United States, won. The term 'total war' refers to this type of warfare of the industrial age, with all of the state's resources being dedicated to warfare.
Same with genocide: The Holocaust in Germany and The GULAG system in the USSR, can be interpreted as industrial genocides. The prisoners were used for industrial labor. Industrial production was a much a goal as was extermination.
What can be seen in this pattern is that each new technological iteration that mankind develops is often followed by several wars as well as genocides utilizing this new technology.
We currently live in the information age. Cyberwarfare is still a mysterious word and most people do not know the implications of it. But they will if one day the US energy system gets shut down by a cyber attack and the entire US population is without electricity for a month. They will know when gas and heating systems in Europe are interrupted by Cyberattacks in autumn and leave Europe in the cold for a whole winter.
The result is that Millions would die of starvation and cold. Water, gas, electricity are all vulnerable to cyber attacks, and the next war might be fought this way.
Which brings us to the genocide. World governments as well as some of the interest groups they are dependent on are beginning to realize the promise of absolute power that technology can bring them. The Corona induced panic has shown them what is possible: Power and control on a level that has not been exercised since absolutist Kings ruled Europe with an iron fist until the French Revolution.
Genocide by use of digital information will come upon us.
The first instance of a genocide of the information age can be seen in the Uigur internment camps in Xinjang, China. AI powered facial recognition, databases containing every detail about the inmates and their families, total control of information about the population by the government.
Not sure if this will be in 2022, but we are currently in the middle of the process of testing our new information technology the same way humans always have: By war and genocide.