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What 2025 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 262 predictions for 2025, 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 2025
  • 50% of Australia's electricity now comes from renewable sources. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Development of solar and wind energy projects propel Australia to realize the fastest reduction of emission rates in its history, as the country meets its Paris Agreement target five years ahead of schedule. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2026, the worldwide shift from smartphones to wearable augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin and will accelerate as the 5G rollout is completed. These next-generation AR devices will offer users context-rich information about their environment in real-time. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • The US and its allies now have 200 F-35s operating in the Asia-Pacific region, strengthing the region’s operational capabilities against China’s military growth. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • 50% of US homes still don’t have fiber broadband connectivity. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The world’s largest utility battery is now complete and operational in New York City, a project that replaces two gas peaker plants in Queens. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Between 2024 and 2026, NASA’s first crewed mission to the moon will safely be completed, marking the first crewed mission to the moon in decades. It will also include the first female astronaut to step on the moon as well. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The US signs a new deal with Iran, lifting economic sanctions on the country and resolving the ongoing dispute initiated during Trump’s first term. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The US regains its leadership on climate change mitigation advocacy on the world stage, reversing course from Washington’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement during the Trump years. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • States across the US begin adopting anti-political gerrymandering legislation between 2025 to 2030, as new big data and AI technologies enable fair, impartial, computer-designed voting districts. As a result, voting once again becomes increasingly competitive nationwide. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Coastal towns along the Florida coast are being relocated in-land at an increasing pace between 2025 to 2030, to mitigate the growing threat of rising sea levels and major storms caused by climate change. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Half of the UK’s electricity sources are now renewable. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • The government’s GBP 1.2 billion investment in cycling infrastructure has doubled the number of cyclists compared to 2016 numbers. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • New homes built are now required to have low-carbon heating systems. The use of gas for heating or cooking is no longer permitted due to the government’s efforts to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Likelihood: 75% 1
  • All new ships, including ferries and cargo vessels, must be equipped with zero-emission technology as part of the government’s efforts to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • The UK’s National Electricity Grid is now generating more than 85% of its energy from zero-carbon sources, such as wind, solar, nuclear, and hydro. In 2019, only 48% were zero-carbon imports. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Tourism remains one of the UK’s most important industries, as the number of inbound visitors is up 23% since 2018. Likelihood: 75% 1
  • Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, deploys high-speed 4G wireless internet to dozens of underserved communities in Canada’s remote northern regions, including the Arctic and remote areas of north-eastern Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2025, Canada enacts a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system worth $15 billion that will draft a national list of prescription medicines that will be covered by the taxpayer. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • LNG Canada, a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in western Canada, begins supplying customers in Asia with gas. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • As instability rises in the Middle East between 2025-30, Canada's oil and gas exports become increasingly attractive to China, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations looking to diversify their energy imports. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • New model light-duty vehicles sold in Canada must now burn 50% less fuel and emit half the volume of greenhouse gasses compared with vehicles built in 2008. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • The domestic Canadian cannabis market reaches over $9 billion CAD. Canadian usage rates in the medical cannabis market are higher (on average) than in the US. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • One-in-five Canadians now consume cannabis products each year. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • The top food producers and grocers in Canada reduce the food waste in their operations by 50 percent. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • To build climate change resilience, Canada updates its building codes with new structural design rules for buildings to take into account the changing climate. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • 30% of corporate audits will be performed by artificial intelligence. 1
  • Globally, more trips will be made using car sharing programs than privately owned cars 1
  • Norway bans new sales of gas-powered cars, giving preference to electric cars. 1
  • Microsoft ends support of Windows 10. 1
  • Prescription drugs can be brewed at home 1
  • Brain-reading devices allows wearers to learn new skills quicker 1
  • Smart kitchens that turn cooking into an interactive experience enter the marketplace 1
  • Electronic devices can be charged using Wi-Fi 1
  • Blood test detecting any virus you have had becomes widespread 1
  • Severe food allergies become treatable 1
  • Male contraceptive pills become widely available 1
  • Africa's Green Wall of drought-resistant trees restricts land degredation is completed 1
  • Hepatitis C is eradicated 1
  • Drone usage in agriculture is adopted globally 1
  • Automated construction crews meant to replace human workers begin trails in locations worldwide 1
  • U.S. military uses electricity to stimulate soldiers' brains, increase reaction times and improve attention spans 1
  • Bioengineered skin grafts replicates real skin becomes widely available 1
  • Robotic, mind-controlled prosthetics become widely available. 1,
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  • New device diagnoses pancreatic cancer earlier and faster 1
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) will become the leading cause of liver transplants 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.8 US dollars 1
  • Global reserves of Nickel is fully mined and depleted 1
  • Dubai's "Dubailand" is fully built 1
  • Abu Dhabi "Masdar City" is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,141,661,000 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 10 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 9,866,667 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 9.5 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 76,760,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 104 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 398 exabytes 1
  • Worst case forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 2 degrees Celsius 1
  • Forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 1.5 degrees Celsius 1
  • Optimistic forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 1.19 degrees Celsius 1

Technology Forecasts for 2025

Corporate Forecasts for 2040
  • Toronto's new IDEA District, a public-private urban development project that was planned and partially-financed by Google, is completed. 1

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