What 2022 will look like | Future Forecast

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Fast Forecast for 2022
  • U.S. automakers agree to adopt crash-avoidance braking by 2022. 1
  • 10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the Internet. 1
  • The first 3D-printed car will be in production. 1
  • ESA and NASA will try to divert an asteroid out of its orbit. 1
  • Compliance period for the US Clean Power Plan begins. 1
  • Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) begins in Chile. 1
  • All new car models will now have automatic braking by default. 1
  • Mobile payments grow to $3 trillion, a 200 fold increase from 7 years prior. 1
  • The BICAR, a cross between a bicycle and electric car, becomes available for purchase 1
  • Denmark begins making shifts towards cash-free societies 1
  • Planes that use sunlight for fuel are used regularly. They use up to 17000 solar cells 1
  • Scientists capable of replicating faces solely through DNA analysis 1,
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  • U.S. military food researchers develop pizza that can last up to 3 years 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.1 US dollars 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,914,763,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 7,886,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 50 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 260 exabytes 1
  • Number of Internet users worldwide reaches 3,684,000,000 1

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