Predictions for 2025 | Future timeline

Read 564 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

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  • 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. 1,2
  • 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

Country forecasts for 2025

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Technology forecasts for 2025

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US online retail sales to reach $1 trillion in 2025 astride thriving Amazon. Vote on this forecast
U.S. will not increase presence in Arctic until 2025. Vote on this forecast
UK government pledges £5bn for gigabit broadband in every home by 2025. Vote on this forecast
50% of US homes still won’t have fiber broadband by 2025, study says. Vote on this forecast
Automation boom: India's surgical robotics market to grow 5 times by 2025. Vote on this forecast
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Business news for 2025

Business related predictions due to make an impact in 2025 include:

US oil to eclipse Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025. Vote on this forecast
US online retail sales to reach $1 trillion in 2025 astride thriving Amazon. Vote on this forecast
CBD sales in United States predicted to reach $6 billion by 2025. Vote on this forecast
Flexible workspace demand to jump to nearly 140 million sq ft by 2025. Vote on this forecast
India to become largest importer of coking coal by 2025, says Fitch Solutions. Vote on this forecast
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Culture forecasts for 2025

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Decades of history could be 'erased from Australia's memory' as tape machines disappear, archivists warn. Vote on this forecast
One-in-five Canadians will consume cannabis in 2025. Vote on this forecast
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Science forecasts for 2025

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Health forecasts for 2025

Health related predictions due to make an impact in 2025 include:

Major UK grocer predicts that 25 percent of brits will be veg by 2025. Vote on this forecast
India aims to reduce high BP prevalence by 25% by 2025. Vote on this forecast
Will make India tuberculosis-free by 2025 . Vote on this forecast
Soft drink industry pledges to cut sugar overall, but doctors say it's a diversion from the real issue. Vote on this forecast
Smoking could be gone by 2025 in Victoria. Vote on this forecast
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2021-01-14 Last updated 2020-01-14

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