Predictions for 2023 | Future timeline

Read 422 predictions for 2023, 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.

Quantumrun Foresight prepared this list; A futurist consulting firm that uses strategic foresight to help companies thrive from future trends. This is just one of many possible futures society may experience.

Fast forecasts for 2023

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  • Countries agree on an international treaty mandating the largest companies, including big tech, to pay more corporate tax abroad and a smaller share in their home countries. 1
  • 65% of the global population will have its personal data protected by privacy regulations. 1
  • Members of the United Nations-backed Race to Zero campaign is required to restrict the development, financing, and facilitation of new fossil fuel assets, including banning future coal projects. 1
  • The European Union implements the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs) for large public-interest companies with more than 500 employees. 1
  • The European Space Agency launches the Hera Mission, a binary asteroid system designed to detect threatening asteroids weeks before they get near Earth. 1
  • The OSIRIS-REx mission, which launched in 2016 to visit the asteroid Bennu, returns a 2.1 ounce sample of the rocky body back to Earth. 1
  • The combined market for PCs and tablets declines 2.6 percent before returning to growth in 2024. 1
  • NASA and Axiom Space launch the second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX rockets. 1
  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches the world's first wooden satellite. 1
  • The COVID-19 pandemic ends. 1
  • General Motors sells 20 all-electric car models, combining battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric vehicles. 1
  • Global gas markets remain tight as Russian pipeline gas exports decrease, keeping energy prices high, in spite of gas demand falling in Europe due to aggressive energy-saving measures. 1
  • Global polysilicon capacities nearly double by end of this year to 536 GW compared to 295 GW in 2022. 1
  • UN finally delivers climate plan to reduce emissions caused by global shipping industry. 1
  • The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies 1
  • 10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet. 1
  • 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online. 1
  • 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket. 1
  • Acoustic earthquake shield developed to protect cities from earthquakes begin seeing initial use 1
  • Modifying genes to renew all body issues to youthful versions becomes possible 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1 US dollars 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,991,396,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 8,546,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 66 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 302 exabytes 1

Country forecasts for 2023

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