What 2030 will look like | Future Forecast

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Fast Forecast for 2030
  • Germany outlaws combustion fuel cars, permitting only sales of electric cars going forward. 1
  • New Mini Ice Age to begin between 2030 to 2036. 1
  • Surgeons can reroute nerves to enable paralyzed people to use their hands 1
  • Scientists develop a flu vaccine that protects against all strains 1
  • Flying cars hit the road, and the air 1
  • Type 2 diabetes symptoms can be reversed with injection of the protein FGF1 1
  • 3D printers used to create houses 1
  • Deafness solved by triggering sensory receptor regrowth in the Atoh1 gene 1
  • Artificial blood is mass-produced for transfusions 1
  • Scientists successfully engineer yeast from scratch 1
  • Infrared-capturing graphene technology available in contact lenses 1
  • Doctors begin regularly analyzing patients' genetic susceptibility to drug side effects 1
  • India becomes the most populous country on Earth 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.5 US dollars 1
  • South Africa's "Jasper project" is fully built 1
  • Kenya's "Konza City" is fully built 1
  • Libya's "Great Man-Made River project" is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,500,766,000 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Chinese population is 40-44 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 20 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 13,166,667 1
  • (Moore's Law) Calculations per second, per $1,000, equals 10^17 (one human brain) 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 13 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 109,200,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 234 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 708 exabytes 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Brazilian population is 25-34 and 45-49 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Mexican population is 30-34 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Middle East population is 25-34 1
  • Largest age cohort for the African population is 0-4 1
  • Largest age cohort for the European population is 40-49 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Indian population is 15-19 1
  • Largest age cohort for the United States population is 35-39 1

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March 20, 2016. Last updated April 26, 2017.
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