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Predictions for 2021 | Future timeline

Read predictions for 2021, 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 2021

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  • Ethereum's Casper and Sharding protocols are fully implemented. 1
  • The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US. 1
  • Over 80% of web traffic is now video. 1
  • Mass production of self-driving cars commences in China. 1
  • The end of cables, wireless power becomes common in homeholds 1
  • Translation earbuds allow instantaneous translation, making foreign travel much easier 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.1 US dollars 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,837,028,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 7,226,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 36 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 222 exabytes 1

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Business news for 2021

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Science forecasts for 2021

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2021-01-14 Last updated 2020-01-14

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