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The United States predictions for 2021

Read 29 predictions about the United States in 2021, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

International relations predictions for the United States in 2021

International relations predictions to impact the United States in 2021 include:

  • US citizens now need to register to visit parts of Europe.1
  • The US and Russia agree to extend START arms control treaty by two to five years, limiting the number of strategic nuclear warheads both nations can deploy to 1,550 each.1
  • The US ramps up its trade and infrastructure investments across Africa between 2021 to 2024 to better counter China’s fast-growing influence on the continent.1

Politics predictions for the United States in 2021

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Government predictions for the United States in 2021

Government related predictions to impact the United States in 2021 include:

  • Cannabis use in the US is decriminalized.1

Economy predictions for the United States in 2021

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Technology predictions for the United States in 2021

Technology related predictions to impact the United States in 2021 include:

  • US complete's the first "exascale" computer, named Aurora, costing $500 million to build.1
  • America’s first exascale supercomputer, called Aurora, is now operational and will be used to accelerate data analysis for a variety of scientific disciplines.1
  • Facial recognition identification for 100 percent of all international passengers, including American citizens, is now operational inside the top 20 US airports.1

Culture predictions for the United States in 2021

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Defense predictions for in 2021

Defense related predictions to impact the United States in 2021 include:

  • The US military field tests its next-generation cruise missile, a technology previously banned under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that was cancelled during Trump’s first term.1
  • The US military continues to struggle to recruit enough young men and women into military service as interest in serving reaches decade lows.1
  • The US military now factors climate change considerations in all major infrastructure spending decisions.1

Infrastructure predictions for the United States in 2021

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  • Americans now use renewable energy produced by solar, wind and hydroelectric power more than energy from coal.1

Environment predictions for the United States in 2021

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Science predictions for the United States in 2021

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Health predictions for the United States in 2021

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.

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