What 2017 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 56 predictions for 2017, a year that will see the world transform in big and small ways; this includes disruptions throughout our culture, technology, science, health and business sectors. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Fast Forecasts for 2017
  • China bans all domestic imports and sale of ivory, dramatically reducing the poaching of endangered species. 1
  • Donald Trump begins his presidency of the United States. 1
  • Canada completes the world's longest bicycle trail spanning 15,000 miles / 22,000 kilometers 1
  • Audi A8 to introduce next-gen virtual dashboard technology. 1
  • US startup Moon Express approved to make first private lunar mission. 1
  • A total solar eclipse passes over the US on Monday, August 21, 2017. 1
  • Season three of 'Mr. Robot' debuts on the USA Network. 1
  • Stranger Things' season two returns to Netflix. 1
  • A Bill Nye science talk show premieres on Netflix. 1
  • New battery tech could double smartphone battery life. 1
  • Artificial pancreas technology receives FDA approval . 1
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII' is released in theaters. 1
  • First CRISPR human trial attempted to cure rare blindness. 1
  • First head transplant attempted. 1
  • Justice League, Part I' is released in theaters. Superman rises again. 1
  • The first 'Wonder Woman' movie is released in theaters. 1
  • The sequel to 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is released in theaters. 1
  • The first 'Black Panther' movie is released in theaters. 1
  • The third 'Thor' movie, Thor: Ragnarok, is released in theaters. 1
  • The sequel to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is released in theaters. Classic 80s rock hits make another comeback. 1
  • The sequel to 'Pacific Rim' is released in theaters because the monsters didn't learn their lesson the first time around. 1
  • Production of Tesla Model 3 starts; vehicle features approx. $35,000 price tag. 1
  • China launches its first and the world's largest CO2 market, set to regulate 10,000 firms and nearly half of the country's total emissions. 1
  • China's fourth generation, 200 megawatt, nuclear reactor becomes operational 1
  • Mall of the World starts construction 1
  • The first UAE nuclear plant is activated 1
  • Deadpool 2 is released and is a big deal 1
  • Egypt's newly-discovered Zohr gas field to start production 1
  • Samsung releases foldable smartphone 1
  • Israel-Jordan gas pipeline begins operations 1
  • Oil market to begins to rebalance, ending record low gas prices 1
  • The first human head transplant has scheduled 1
  • The Cheops satellite is launched to study exoplanets 1
  • China establishes, Jing-Jin-Ji, the largest megacity in the world 1,
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  • Robotic chef arms that can cook 2000 different recipes become available for purchase 1
  • First fish are harvested from Oceansphere, an automated fish farm 1
  • The world's first HIV vaccine is commercially available 1
  • The world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) platform begins operations 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.7 US dollars 1
  • Global reserves of Hafnium is fully mined and depleted 1
  • India's "Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project" is fully built 1
  • California's "California High-Speed Rail" is fully built 1
  • Ethiopia's "The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam" is fully built 1
  • Dubai's "The Falconcity of Wonders" is fully built 1
  • Egypt's "South Valley Development" is fully built 1
  • NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) test launches 1
  • Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 delivers humans to ISS 1
  • SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft delivers humans to ISS 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7515284000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 4,600,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 6.5 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 110 exabytes 1

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