United States predictions for 2022

Read 41 predictions about the United States in 2022, 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 2022

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Politics predictions for the United States in 2022

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Government predictions for the United States in 2022

Government related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • All US federal agencies now manage their permanent records in electronic (paperless) formats. Likelihood: 90%1
  • Elections to the US House will be held on November 8th, 2022. All 435 seats will be up for election. Likelihood: 100%1

Economy predictions for the United States in 2022

Economy related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • The US signs a new trade deal with India ending years of trade disputes started during Trump’s first term. Likelihood: 70%1
  • Will the U.S. economy plunge into a recession by 2021? Half of America’s business economists expect it to happen.Vote on this forecast

Technology predictions for the United States in 2022

Technology related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • NASA lands a rover to the moon between 2022 to 2023 to find water in advance of the US' return to the moon during the 2020s. (Likelihood 80%)1
  • Between 2022 to 2024, cellular vehicle-to-everything technology (C-V2X) will be included in all new vehicle models sold in the US, enabling better communication between cars and city infrastructure, and reducing accidents overall. Likelihood: 80%1
  • All levels of government in the US will collectively invest about $200 million this year in building out various blockchain solutions to improve the efficiency of their operations (esp. asset management, identity management, and smart contracts). Likelihood: 80%1
  • NASA lands a new robot on the surface of the moon to search from frozen deposits of water that will later be mined during upcoming manned-missions to the moon. Future astronauts will use this water to drink and to make rocket fuel. Likelihood: 80%1

Culture predictions for the United States in 2022

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Defense predictions for in 2022

Defense related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • The aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the most expensive warship in US history and the lead vessel of the US Navy’s latest class of carriers, enters into full operational service. Likelihood: 90%1
  • The US army begins field testing hypersonic missiles this year, raising the bar internationally on weaponry that is near-impossible to defend against. Likelihood: 80%1
  • The first, field-ready laser weapons are introduced into the battlefield this year atop four Stryker vehicles. These new weapons will excel at intercepting drones and guided missiles. Likelihood: 90%1

Infrastructure predictions for the United States in 2022

Infrastructure related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • New U.S. embassy in Mexico to be completed in 2022.Vote on this forecast
  • Global V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications ecosystem markets, 2019-2030: By 2022, V2X will account for a market worth $1.2 billion.Vote on this forecast
  • From 2022, new Ford vehicles in the U.S. will ‘talk’ to road infrastructure.Vote on this forecast

Environment predictions for the United States in 2022

Environment related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

Science predictions for the United States in 2022

Science related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing.Vote on this forecast
  • Global V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications ecosystem markets, 2019-2030: By 2022, V2X will account for a market worth $1.2 billion.Vote on this forecast
  • From 2022, new Ford vehicles in the U.S. will ‘talk’ to road infrastructure.Vote on this forecast

Health predictions for the United States in 2022

Health related predictions to impact the United States in 2022 include:

  • New legislation from the USDA requires food companies to label their GMO products, adding greater transparency for consumers at the grocery market. Likelihood: 100%1

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

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