What 2018 will look like | Future Forecast

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Fast Forecast for 2018
  • 90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage. 1
  • China completes the construction of the largest city in human history, Jing-Jin-Ji. 1
  • London's New £15 Billion Subway Line, the 'Crossrail' opens to the public. 1
  • Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo' movie is released in theaters. 1
  • 84% of web traffic is now video. 1
  • The first 'Flash' movie is released in theaters. 1
  • The sequel to 'Ant Man' is released in theaters. Godzilla references will be made. 1
  • The sequel to 'Frozen' is released in theaters, much to the chagrin of parents everywhere. 1
  • Avengers: Infinity War, Part I' is released in theaters. Hide the Infinity Gems. 1
  • The Marvel film 'Captain Marvel' is released in theaters. 1
  • The sequel to 'Avatar' is finally released in theaters. 1
  • Saudi Arabia introduces its first, nationwide VAT tax. 1
  • European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into effect, strengthening data protection across the continent. 1
  • There will be one Wi-Fi hotspot for every 20 people. 1
  • Aquaculture provides the majority of the world's seafood 1
  • Polio largely eradicated globally 1
  • Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup for the first time 1
  • China lands its Chang'e-4 lander on the dark side of the moon 1
  • Elon Musk's supersonic Hyperloop train to open to public 1
  • Apple Inc. transition to OLEDs screens, marking shift in smartphone industry 1
  • China's economy will overtake the U.S. for the first time 1
  • Tesla plans to build and sell 500,000 electric vehicles 1
  • Male birth bontrol pill and cream becomes commercially available 1
  • A remote-controlled contraceptive implant that lasts 16 years becomes widely available 1
  • HP's latest computer invention, The Machine, is available for purchase and is 6 times more powerful than current servers 1
  • 10Gbps Wi-Fi available at 5GHz frequency bands 1
  • Scientists begin testing reverse aging techniques on humans after success with mice 1
  • Cell phone signals become 1000x faster with pCell 1
  • James Webb Space Telescope is launched into orbit to discover liquid water on other planets 1
  • First 3D printed car created 1
  • Scientists drill into Earth's mantle 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.5 US dollars 1
  • Kenya/Uganda/Rwanda's "Mombasa-Kigali railway project" is fully built 1
  • London's "London Crossrail" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi's "Saadiyat Island" is fully built 1
  • South Korea's "Songdo IBD" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi's "Yas Island" is fully built 1
  • James Webb Space Telescope launches into space 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,597,175,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 5,200,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 10.5 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 132 exabytes 1

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